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 contend with basket ingredients that are not only challenging but downright dangerous; poisonous seeds and a fierce creature in round one; a potent alcohol and a shellfish in round two; fungus and a deadly fruit in the final round.
Scotch eggs feature as the ingredient in the appetizer round; a big fish and a black liquid make up two of the ingredients in round two.