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The Best Episodes Of 'Cutthroat Kitchen'

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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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    51
    5

    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

  • 2
    61
    28

    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

     

  • 3
    31
    5

    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

  • 4

    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

  • 5
    28
    7

    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

  • 6
    24
    6

    Naughty vs. Nice

    December 9, 2015

    Season11

    Episode Number2

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

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

    Dishes:

    Party dip

    Beef tenderloin dinner

    Snack for Santa

  • 7
    24
    7

    Chocotage XXL

    February 14, 2016

    Season11

    Episode Number12

    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

  • 8
    21
    4

    Welcome To The Jungle

    July 20, 2014

    Season4

    Episode Number5

    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

  • 9
    23
    10

    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

  • 10
    20
    10

    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

  • 11

    Season7

    Episode Number12

    Judge: Jet Tila

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

    Dishes:

    Fast food meal

    Scallop dish

    Doughnuts

  • 12
    14
    3

    Chicken Cordon 'Blue'

    October 27, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number12

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso 

    A chef is forced to make blue chicken cordon bleu.

    Dishes:

    Lasagna

    Chili

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • 13
    20
    11

    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

  • 14
    20
    11

    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

  • 15
    14
    3

    Season5

    Episode Number10

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

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

    Dishes:

    Seven layer dip

    Eggplant parmesan

    Banana bread

  • 16
    14
    3

    Chain of Tools

    April 13, 2014

    Season3

    Episode Number5

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

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

    Dishes:

    Cobb salad

    Enchilada

    Layer cake

  • 17
    14
    3

    A Dingo Ate My Dutch Baby

    December 6, 2015

    Season11

    Episode Number1

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

    Chefs face sabotages of Dutch baby pancakes, bangers and mash, gingersnaps.

    Dishes:

    Dutch baby pancake

    Bangers and mash

    Ginger snap cookies

  • 18
    14
    4

    Two Chefs, One Toga

    August 3, 2014

    Season4

    Episode Number7

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    Corn chowder

    Gyro

    Ginger snap cookies

  • 19
    14
    4

    Operation Gumbo Drop

    September 20, 2015

    Season9

    Episode Number11

    Judge: Simon Majumdar

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

    Dishes:

    German apple pancakes

    Gumbo

    White chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • 20
    14
    4

    The Full Monte Cristo

    October 11, 2015

    Season10

    Episode Number1

    Judge: Jet Tila

    A chef draws a sword during a Monte Cristo challenge.

    Dishes:

    Monte Cristo sandwich

    Ratatouille

    Rocky road ice cream

  • 21
    16
    6

    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

  • 22
    18
    9

    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

  • 23

    Season7

    Episode Number10

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

    Three chefs have to make fish stew in a canoe.

    Dishes:

    Fish stew

    Pasta Carbonara

    Pound cake

  • 24
    11
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    Judge: Antonia Lofaso

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

    Dishes

    Pot stickers

    Peanut butter and jelly dish

    Shrimp scampi

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    11
    2

    Soupsy Daisy

    January 19, 2014

    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

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