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.
An Argentinian meat and something sweet form two of the appetizer surprises; a favorite seafood selection appears in the basket; bok choy finds its way to the chefs' plates; an alluring take on cheesecake keeps the finalists on their toes.
Ted Allen, Jeff Mauro, Jet Tila and Chris Santos compete with their moms; the teams strive to carefully crack quail eggs; a large fish and some lemons make up the second basket; the final two duos find ways to use blood oranges and walnuts.