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.
Raw fish in an unusual form for the first basket; a wonder drink and beautiful peppers for the entree; a hefty salt block in the dessert round.
The chefs must make dumplings inspired by any part of the world; a flavorful pork product and a Japanese condiment in the first mystery basket; meat-and-potato dumpling entrees for round two; spicy chips and a tropical fruit for dessert.