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.
In the first round, former winners make frog leg appetizers; the second round has the remaining chefs struggling to cook steak correctly; cooks rely on ready-made doughs from the pantry to help them with their cocoa powder and pear desserts.
Competitors find sardines in their baskets; an air of luxury is brought to the second round with ingredients including shortbreads; both final chefs want to make ice cream in the dessert round but may not have time to pull it off.