Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Chocolate, Mussels, Figs

Series 1 · Episode 1

The chefs open up their Round One baskets to find beef tenderloin, cucumbers, Asian pears and … bitter-sweet chocolate.

Jumbo Shrimp, Pepperoncini, Cereal

Series 1 · Episode 2

The chefs make old Granny Smith proud by combining apples with shrimp and peanut butter in their appetizers.

Duck, Octopus, Animal Crackers

Series 1 · Episode 3

All bets are off, when a slimy surprise in the Round One mystery basket surprises everybody. Then in the Entrée Round, one chef makes a risky creative choice. Will it pay off?

Strawberries, Baby Turnips, Gummy Bears

Series 1 · Episode 4

The judges are eager to dig into appetizers made with strawberries, salmon, ginger and radicchio.

Banana, Collard Greens, Grits

Series 1 · Episode 5

Wrapped in bacon, wrapped in basil, fried and brûléed, bananas take center stage in the Appetizer Round. But when one chef’s creation falls apart, is there a sure fire banana backup plan?

Tofu, Blueberries, Oysters

Series 1 · Episode 6

Who doesn’t love tofu? We’ll find out when four new chefs attempt to work some bean curd magic in Round One.

Quail, Arctic Char, Beer

Series 1 · Episode 7

The chefs are determined to give their all from the start. But will a chancy quail mousseline appetizer disappoint or impress the judges?

Avocado, Tahini, Bran Flakes

Series 1 · Episode 8

The chefs are baffled to find a breakfast staple in the Appetizer Round mystery basket. Who will “flake” out and who can make it work?

Mac & Cheese, Cola, Bacon

Series 1 · Episode 9

Kids love it. Professional chefs? Not so much. When a box of macaroni and cheese appears in the Appetizer Basket, the contestants endeavor to find a place for fluorescent cheese powder in their gourmet dishes.

String Cheese, Jicama, Gingersnaps

Series 1 · Episode 10

The judges are dismayed when some of the chefs fail to creatively transform the mystery ingredients in the appetizer course. The contestants set out to aim higher in the next round.

Yucca, Watermelon, Tortillas

Series 1 · Episode 11

Grace under pressure is the name of the game as the chefs attempt to wow the judges from the first course. Can watermelon and pepper jack cheese make for a good pairing?

Coconut, Calamari, Donuts

Series 1 · Episode 12

The mandatory ingredients in the appetizer basket evoke nervous laughter and general panic. The contestants just might feel like they are stranded on an island as they try to figure out what to do with turbot, nori sheets and … a whole coconut!

Canned Peaches, Rice Cakes, Beets

Series 1 · Episode 13

Stymied by canned peaches in the Appetizer Round and fruit punch and rice cakes for the entrée, the chefs struggle to find a fresh approach. Will ambitious plans to amaze the judges pay off?