Genre: Cooking, Reality
Premise: ``Cutthroat Kitchen'' isn't a typical cooking competition. A player, in addition to being a good chef, must be able to outwit and, at times, sabotage opponents in order to win. Each episode features four people vying in three rounds to win up to $25,000 cash. At the beginning, $100,000 is split evenly among the players to spend however they wish during the game. The chefs spend the money at auctions to get things that could help them -- like buying exclusive use of salt -- or hinder their opponents -- like prohibiting them from tasting a recipe in progress. Each round eliminates one chef, until there is a winner. Although the competitors want to make purchases at auction to improve chances of winning, none wants to spend too much; the amount remaining in the winner's bank determines the ultimate prize. Alton Brown hosts.
A chef is forced to cook an entire meal using a household iron; a chef's has to make clams casino using geoduck; a chef gets shaken up while making an ice cream sundae.
Things turn messy when a chef is forced to wear a potato masher on his hand while making gnocchi; the chefs are handed broken cooking utensil and a roll of duct tape; ice cream toppings are replaced with some unusual imposters.
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