Genre: Reality, Cooking
Premise: Four chefs call on their culinary skills as they face off against one another to prepare a spectacular three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The catch? In each round, they have to use all the ingredients the show provides them, however unlikely they might be (Gummi Bears, anyone?). At the end of each course, a panel of three guest judges ``chops'' one chef who fails to measure up in terms of taste, presentation and creativity. The last chef standing takes home bragging rights and a cool $10,000. Ted Allen hosts.
The chefs must make the perfect midnight meal; an innovative appetizer of fried foods and a trendy cocktail; prized mushrooms and a popular street food for the second round; breakfast flavors make up the final round basket.
Four more returning contestants battle for the chance to compete against Bobby Flay; the contestants must use seafood that needs tenderizing and a canned product for the appetizer; a king of the sea and an icebox cake await them for the entree.