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The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'

Updated March 24, 2020 2.0k votes 173 voters 18.7k views185 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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  • Well, Hot Clam!1
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    Well, Hot Clam!

    May 25, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number11

    Judge: Geoffrey Zakarian

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

    Dishes:

    Sliders

    Clam bake

    Barbecue chicken sandwich

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  • Judging Judges2
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    Judging Judges

    June 1, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number12

    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

     

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  • Grandma-Tage3
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    Grandma-Tage

    September 6, 2015

    Season9

    Episode Number8

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Stuffed French toast

    Casserole

    Pie

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  • SaBOOOtage4
    Season 5 Episode 3: In this episode, one chef pays a heavy price for a deal with the devil.
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  • Evilicious: Moo-In' On Up5

    Season7

    Episode Number13

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Teriyaki dinner

    Coconut macaroons

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  • Taco Dirty To Me6
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    Taco Dirty To Me

    September 13, 2015

    Season9

    Episode Number10

    Judge: David Alan Grier

    Guest judge David Alan Grier dives into some breakfast tacos.

    Dishes:

    Breakfast tacos

    Italian wedding soup

    New York cheesecake

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  • Steak Out7
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    Steak Out

    September 29, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number8

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    Steak and fries

    Omelette

    Bananas Foster

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  • Live And Let Diner8
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    Live And Let Diner

    April 12, 2015

    Season7

    Episode Number9

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Skillet breakfast

    French dip sandwich

    Rum cake

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  • Anything but a Cake Walk9
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    Season4

    Episode Number3

    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

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  • Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two10
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    Season5

    Episode Number6

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Pancake breakfast

    Popcorn shrimp

    Oatmeal cookies

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  • Fast Times at Cutthroat High11

    Season15

    Episode Number6

    Judge: Duff Goldman

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

    Dishes:

    Carpool breakfast

    Sack lunch

    After school snack

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  • Superstar Sabotage: Heat One12
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    Season5

    Episode Number4

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

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

    Dishes:

    Salmon dinner

    Kung Pao chicken

    French toast

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  • Superstar Sabotage: Finale13
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    Season5

    Episode Number12

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    Meatballs

    Fish and chips

    Candy

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  • Un-Holy Trinity14
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    Un-Holy Trinity

    October 20, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number11

    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

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  • Superstar Sabotage Finale: It's Raining Ramen 15

    Season10

    Episode Number13

    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.

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  • Tiny Tools, Big Problems16
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    Tiny Tools, Big Problems

    September 22, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number7

    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

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  • Hakuna Frittata17
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    Hakuna Frittata

    May 18, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number10

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes: 

    Frittata

    Po' boy

    Steak Diane

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  • I Can't Believe It's Not Udder18

    Season4

    Episode Number1

    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

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  • Superhero Sabotage19
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    Superhero Sabotage

    August 17, 2014

    Season4

    Episode Number9

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Hero sandwich

    TV dinner

    Banana split

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  • Evilicious: Finale20
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    Evilicious: Finale

    May 17, 2015

    Season7

    Episode Number14

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit.

    Dishes:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

    Teriyaki dinner

    Coconut macaroons

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  • Melts in Your Pot, Not in your Hand21

    Season2

    Episode Number9

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes

    Potato skins

    Pad Thai

    Birthday cake

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  • Chili'd To The Bone22
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    Chili'd To The Bone

    September 7, 2014

    Season4

    Episode Number12

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    Chili cheese dog

    Fettuccine Alfredo

    Crêpe Suzette

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  • Evilicious: Frying First Class23

    Season7

    Episode Number11

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Stir fry

    Chicken fried steak

    Cobbler

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  • How Does That Crab Ya?24
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    Season15

    Episode Number8

    Judge: Richard Blais

    Two chefs have to make their crab melt in a rocking crab boat.

    Dishes:

    Breakfast nachos

    Crab melt

    Filled cupcakes

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  • Empanada Chance25
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    Empanada Chance

    November 9, 2014

    Season5

    Episode Number13

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Two chefs are stuffed together while they must make empanadas.

    Dishes:

    Waffle breakfast

    Empanada

    Lemon meringue pie

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