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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

     

  • Anything but a Cake Walk
    2

    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

  • Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two
    3

    Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Pancake breakfast

    Popcorn shrimp

    Oatmeal cookies

  • Fast Times at Cutthroat High
    4

    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

  • Well, Hot Clam!
    5

    Well, Hot Clam!

    Judge: Geoffrey Zakarian

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

    Dishes:

    Sliders

    Clam bake

    Barbecue chicken sandwich

  • Evilicious: Finale
    6

    Evilicious: Finale

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit.

    Dishes:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Teriyaki dinner

    Coconut macaroons

  • Superstar Sabotage Finale: It's Raining Ramen 
    7

    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.

  • Un-Holy Trinity
    8

    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

  • Shrimp or Get Off Pot Sticker
    9

    Shrimp or Get Off Pot Sticker

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Things get sticky when pot sticker wrappers are doused in honey.

    Dishes

    Pot stickers

    Peanut butter and jelly dish

    Shrimp scampi

  • Soupsy Daisy
    10

    Soupsy Daisy

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    It's "gorilla cooking" with tools like a 500 watt light and a bait bucket.

    Dishes:

    Quesadilla

    Chicken noodle soup

    Fish fry

  • Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat One, Axe to Grind
    11

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

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Chefs must make game dishes while helping each other balance on a log.

    Dishes:

    Scramble

    Meat and potatoes

    Dessert pancakes

  • Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s
    12

    Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s

    Judge: Marc Summers

    Chefs go back to the 1990s for the last leg of the Time Warp Tournament!

    Dishes:

    Barbecue chicken pizza

    Fried calamari

    Cookie dough ice cream

  • Melts in Your Pot, Not in your Hand
    13

    Melts in Your Pot, Not in your Hand

    Judge: Jet Tila

    One chef goes island style by harvesting water from coconuts for Pad Thai.

    Dishes

    Potato skins

    Pad Thai

    Birthday cake

  • Tiny Tools, Big Problems
    14

    Tiny Tools, Big Problems

    Judge: Jet Tila

    Fortune cookies actually change one chef's fortune in an egg roll showdown.

    Dishes:

    Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup

    Shepherd's pie

    Egg roll

  • It's Not Delivery
    15

    It's Not Delivery

    Season 2 Episode 12: Three chefs must find new uses for common breakfast appliances.
  • Welcome To The Jungle
    16

    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
    17

    Superhero Sabotage

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Hero sandwich

    TV dinner

    Banana split

  • Taco Dirty To Me
    18

    Taco Dirty To Me

    Judge: David Alan Grier

    Guest judge David Alan Grier dives into some breakfast tacos.

    Dishes:

    Breakfast tacos

    Italian wedding soup

    New York cheesecake

  • Evilicious: Canoe Jack City
    19

    Evilicious: Canoe Jack City

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Three chefs have to make fish stew in a canoe.

    Dishes:

    Fish stew

    Pasta Carbonara

    Pound cake

  • Steak Out
    20

    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

  • Chicken Cordon 'Blue'
    21

    Chicken Cordon 'Blue'

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso 

    A chef is forced to make blue chicken cordon bleu.

    Dishes:

    Lasagna

    Chili

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four
    22

    Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Chefs must gamble for ingredients in this heat four of Superstar Sabotage.

    Dishes:

    Seven layer dip

    Eggplant parmesan

    Banana bread

  • Chain of Tools
    23

    Chain of Tools

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    A chef builds their own kitchen from random items inside of a shopping cart

    Dishes:

    Cobb salad

    Enchilada

    Layer cake

  • Two Chefs, One Toga
    24

    Two Chefs, One Toga

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    A chef spices things up when their ginger replaced with sushi ginger.

    Dishes:

    Corn chowder

    Gyro

    Ginger snap cookies

  • Operation Gumbo Drop
    25

    Operation Gumbo Drop

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    A contestant makes gumbo by tossing their ingredients from a balcony.

    Dishes:

    German apple pancakes

    Gumbo

    White chocolate macadamia nut cookies