Cutthroat Kitchen

television series

Cutthroat Kitchen is a reality cooking television show that airs on Food Network. It began on August 11, 2013.[1] It is hosted by Alton Brown.[2]

Cutthroat Kitchen
GenreReality, Cooking
StarringAlton Brown
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersShauna Minoprio, Julia Cassidy
Running time60 Minutes
Production companyEmbassy Row
Original release
NetworkFood Network
ReleaseAugust 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)



Four chefs are given three cooking challenges. Each challenge has a type of dish that the chefs have to make in 30 minutes. Before then, the chefs have one minute to get ingredients out of a pantry. After 30 minutes, a judge tastes each dish, and the chef with the worst dish is eliminated.

At the start of the game, the chefs are each given $25,000. In the first two challenges, Brown shows items that are put up to auction for the chefs to buy using their money. The chefs can use these items on other chefs to change their ingredients, what cooking tools they can use, and other things. For example, an item may force a chef to cook using canned ingredients instead of fresh ones. The chef who is eliminated has to give back the money that they have. In the last challenge, no items are shown at first, but during the first minutes of the challenge, Brown will put items up for auction. This makes it so the person who gets the item has to change their dish based on what the item does. The chef that wins keeps the money that they have left.


  1. "No-Mercy Culinary Antics to Take Over Alton Brown's Cutthroat Kitchen". Food Network Via FN Dish Blog. Archived from the original on 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  2. "Food Network: Cutthroat Kitchen". Food Network. Retrieved 8 August 2013.

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