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The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'

There are so many good episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Judging Judges" the best, or is "It's Raining Ramen" your favorite episode of Cutthroat Kitchen? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen are, let's rank every Cutthroat Kitchen episode from best to worst.

In Cutthroat Kitchen, four chefs compete in a three-round cooking competition in which they can purchase items on a $25,000-budget to sabotage their fellow competitors. The chef who survives all three rounds gets to keep what remains from the original $25,000 budget. Alton Brown hosts Cutthroat Kitchen, which premiered on the Food Network on August 11, 2013. Jet Tila, Simon Majumdar, and Antonia Lofaso are the original judges of Cutthroat Kitchen. Each episode is independent from one another, so watch them in any order you like.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Cutthroat Kitchen episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Judging Judges
    1

    Judging Judges

    Judge: Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu (Round 1), Daniel Holzman (Round 2), Sherry Yard (Round 3)

    Tables turn in this special "judges compete" episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.

    Dishes:

    Taquitos

    Meatball sub

    Fruit tart

     

  • Evilicious: Finale
    2

    Evilicious: Finale

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit.

    Dishes:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Teriyaki dinner

    Coconut macaroons

  • Un-Holy Trinity
    3

    Un-Holy Trinity

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Time to see how the chefs stack up for the round one pancake challenge.

    Dishes:

    Pancake breakfast

    Jambalaya

    Meatloaf and mashed potatoes

  • Welcome To The Jungle
    4

    Welcome To The Jungle

    Judge: Jet Tila

    The kitchen erupts in flames when a chef cooks with Alton's jungle torch.

    Dishes:

    Satay with peanut sauce

    Beef Stroganoff

    Fondue

  • Superhero Sabotage
    5

    Superhero Sabotage

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Chefs face sabotages as they make heros, gyros and superfood desserts.

    Dishes:

    Hero sandwich

    TV dinner

    Banana split

  • Well, Hot Clam!
    6

    Well, Hot Clam!

    Judge: Geoffrey Zakarian

    One chef's equipment becomes all tangled up in fish nets.

    Dishes:

    Sliders

    Clam bake

    Barbecue chicken sandwich

  • It's Not Delivery
    7

    It's Not Delivery

    Season 2 Episode 12: Three chefs must find new uses for common breakfast appliances.
  • Steak Out
    8

    Steak Out

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    The stakes are raised when one chef is allowed to salt their steak.

    Dishes:

    Steak and fries

    Omelette

    Bananas Foster

  • Superstar Sabotage Finale: It's Raining Ramen 
    9

    Superstar Sabotage Finale: It's Raining Ramen 

    Conclusion. Challenges in the Superstar Sabotage finale include cooking fish sticks in a weather chamber; making ramen while starring in a giant monster movie; and preparing desserts with both hands tied behind the chef's back.

  • Live And Let Diner
    10

    Live And Let Diner

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Three chefs find themselves on the other side of the diner counter.

    Dishes:

    Skillet breakfast

    French dip sandwich

    Rum cake

  • Evilicious: Moo-In' On Up
    11

    Evilicious: Moo-In' On Up

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    Three chefs have to play musical stations while making sushi rolls.

    Dishes:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Teriyaki dinner

    Coconut macaroons

  • Evilicious: 20,000 Leagues Under the Prep Table
    12

    Evilicious: 20,000 Leagues Under the Prep Table

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Two chefs have to make fast food while carrying around a cardboard car.

    Dishes:

    Fast food meal

    Scallop dish

    Doughnuts

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Udder
    13

    I Can't Believe It's Not Udder

    Judge: Jet Tila

    A chef must make tres leches cake with no milk products -- only a cow.

    Dishes

    Breakfast sandwich

    Pasta bolognese

    Tres leches cake

  • Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
    14

    Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?

    Judge: Donal Skehan

    Chefs face sabotages as they make popcorn dishes, wonton soup and desserts.

    Dishes:

    Popcorn dish

    Wonton soup

    Piña colada dessert

  • The Cone Ranger
    15

    The Cone Ranger

    Judge: Jet Tila

    One chef has to cook an ice cream cone in traffic cones.

    Dishes:

    American breakfast

    Pork chops with applesauce

    Ice cream cone

  • Camp Cutthroat: Am. Sabotage
    16

    Camp Cutthroat: Am. Sabotage

    Season 9 Episode 2: It's a balancing act for two chefs making a pancake breakfast.
  • Gettin' Judgey With It
    17

    Gettin' Judgey With It

    Judge: Eric Greenspan

    The Cutthroat Kitchen judges tackle sabotages such as a soundproof chamber.

    Dishes:

    Poached egg breakfast

    Grain bowl

    Brownie sundae

  • Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat One, Axe to Grind
    18

    Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat One, Axe to Grind

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Chefs must cook a scramble with either an ax, a knife or an arrowhead.

    Dishes:

    Hunter's stew

    Trail lunch

    Skillet cookie

  • Tournament of Terror: Heat One
    19

    Tournament of Terror: Heat One

    Judge: Richard Blais

    The chefs face off in heat one of the Halloween Tournament of Terror.

    Dishes:

    Liver and fava beans

    Garlic chicken

    Blood orange dessert

  • Tournament of Terror: Heat 4
    20

    Tournament of Terror: Heat 4

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    The chefs must use deadly weapons in heat four of the Halloween tournament.

    Dishes:

    Steak tartare

    Fra Diavolo

    Pumpkin dessert

  • Anything but a Cake Walk
    21

    Anything but a Cake Walk

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    A chef learns making cake is no cake walk when forced to walk on cake boxes

    Dishes:

    Steak dinner

    Biscuits and gravy

    Ice cream cake

  • Fast Times at Cutthroat High
    22

    Fast Times at Cutthroat High

    Judge: Duff Goldman

    Four teenage chefs battle it out while facing high school sabotages.

    Dishes:

    Carpool breakfast

    Sack lunch

    After school snack

  • Evilicious: Canoe Jack City
    23

    Evilicious: Canoe Jack City

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Three chefs have to make fish stew in a canoe.

    Dishes:

    Fish stew

    Pasta Carbonara

    Pound cake

  • Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two
    24

    Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Check out heat two of Cutthroat Kitchen's Superstar Sabotage.

    Dishes:

    Pancake breakfast

    Popcorn shrimp

    Oatmeal cookies

  • Chicken Cordon 'Blue'
    25

    Chicken Cordon 'Blue'

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso 

    A chef is forced to make blue chicken cordon bleu.

    Dishes:

    Lasagna

    Chili

    Chicken Cordon Bleu