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The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen' 

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Updated March 24, 2020 898 votes 128 voters 15k views 193 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
June 1, 2014

Season: 3

Episode Number: 12

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

 

2
Evilicious: Moo-In' On U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
May 10, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 13

Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

Dishes:

Spaghetti and meatballs

Teriyaki dinner

Coconut macaroons

3
Evilicious: 20,000 Leagu... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
May 3, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 12

Judge: Jet Tila

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

Dishes:

Fast food meal

Scallop dish

Doughnuts

4
Superstar Sabotage Final... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
December 2, 2015

Season: 10

Episode Number: 13

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.

5
Evilicious: Finale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
May 17, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 14

Judge: Simon Majumdar

Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit.

Dishes:

Spaghetti and meatballs

Teriyaki dinner

Coconut macaroons

6
I Can't Believe It's Not... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
June 22, 2014

Season: 4

Episode Number: 1

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

7
The Mother Of All Episod... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
May 8, 2016

Season: 12

Episode Number: 11

Judge: Jet Tila

Mother and daughter teams face sabotages to celebrate Mother's Day.

Dishes:

Breakfast in bed

Lasagna

Chocolate-covered dessert

8
Naughty vs. Nice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
December 9, 2015

Season: 11

Episode Number: 2

Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Things get festive in Cutthroat Kitchen in a holiday cooking competition.

Dishes:

Party dip

Beef tenderloin dinner

Snack for Santa

9
Superhero Sabotage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
August 17, 2014

Season: 4

Episode Number: 9

Judge: Jet Tila

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

Dishes:

Hero sandwich

TV dinner

Banana split

10
Grandma-Tage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
September 6, 2015

Season: 9

Episode Number: 8

Judge: Jet Tila

One grandma gets down to the "knitty" gritty on an afghan.

Dishes:

Stuffed French toast

Casserole

Pie

11
SaBOOOtage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
Season 5 Episode 3: In this episode, one chef pays a heavy price for a deal with the devil.
12
Chocotage XXL is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
February 14, 2016

Season: 11

Episode Number: 12

Judge: Simon Majumdar

For chocolate game day, chefs play roulette and Whac-a-Mole with a twist.

Dishes:

Chocolate chip cookie dessert

Molé

Chocolate marble cake

13
Taco Dirty To Me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
September 13, 2015

Season: 9

Episode Number: 10

Judge: David Alan Grier

Guest judge David Alan Grier dives into some breakfast tacos.

Dishes:

Breakfast tacos

Italian wedding soup

New York cheesecake

14
Welcome To The Jungle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
July 20, 2014

Season: 4

Episode Number: 5

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

15
Superstar Sabotage: Heat... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
October 8, 2014

Season: 5

Episode Number: 4

Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Join us for the first heat of the Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage.

Dishes:

Salmon dinner

Kung Pao chicken

French toast

16
Superstar Sabotage: Fina... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
November 5, 2014

Season: 5

Episode Number: 12

Judge: Simon Majumdar

Watch the Superstar Sabotage Finale as chefs must cook on a boat ride.

Dishes:

Meatballs

Fish and chips

Candy

17
Live And Let Diner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
April 12, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 9

Judge: Jet Tila

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

Dishes:

Skillet breakfast

French dip sandwich

Rum cake

18
Steak Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
September 29, 2013

Season: 1

Episode Number: 8

Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

Dishes:

Steak and fries

Omelette

Bananas Foster

19
Anything but a Cake Walk... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
July 6, 2014

Season: 4

Episode Number: 3

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

20
Superstar Sabotage: Heat... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
October 15, 2014

Season: 5

Episode Number: 6

Judge: Jet Tila

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

Dishes:

Pancake breakfast

Popcorn shrimp

Oatmeal cookies

21
Fast Times at Cutthroat ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
July 5, 2017

Season: 15

Episode Number: 6

Judge: Duff Goldman

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

Dishes:

Carpool breakfast

Sack lunch

After school snack

22
Hakuna Frittata is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
May 18, 2014

Season: 3

Episode Number: 10

Judge: Jet Tila

Making a Frittata becomes impossible as a chef must cook inside eggshells.

Dishes: 

Frittata

Po' boy

Steak Diane

23
Un-Holy Trinity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
October 20, 2013

Season: 1

Episode Number: 11

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

24
Chili'd To The Bone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
September 7, 2014

Season: 4

Episode Number: 12

Judge: Simon Majumdar

One chef must use freezer burnt ingredients to make a chili cheese dog.

Dishes:

Chili cheese dog

Fettuccine Alfredo

Crêpe Suzette

25
Evilicious: Frying First... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
April 26, 2015

Season: 7

Episode Number: 11

Judge: Jet Tila

Three chefs have to make stir-fry while sitting in airline seats.

Dishes:

Stir fry

Chicken fried steak

Cobbler