Man vs. Sabotage — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, August 11th, 2013

When judge Antonia Lofaso entered the Cutthroat Kitchen and tasted the chefs’ turkey dinner, French toast and lobster roll dishes, she wasn’t privy to the events that had unfolded and ultimately led to those particular plates of food. Simply critiquing and praising the offerings based solely on taste, she knew not of the thousands of dollars that had been spent to force a competitor to cook with a precooked, processed turkey instead of a fresh bird, to prepare a meal sans utensils, to feature red wine and blue cheese in French toast, and to make bread from scratch in only 30 minutes. On his first-ever Alton’s After-Show, Alton revealed these secrets and others to judge Antonia, who finally realized the making of the meals she had just tasted.

“It’s all coming together now,” she told Alton. In perhaps the most telling reveal, she learned that all of these sabotages, seemingly insurmountable given the time constraints and demands of the challenge, had been inflicted on one competitor: Chef Frankie. It was up to him to adapt to these struggles — sometimes multiple ones in a single round — and attempt to turn out passable plates.

Find out how Chef Frankie fared in the end, and hear from of judge Antonia’s reaction by clicking the play button on the video and watching Alton’s After-Show. If you were Chef Frankie, how do you think you would have handled cooking without utensils? Would the inundation of obstacles be enough for you to hang up your apron once and for all? Tell FN Dish in the comments below.

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Comments (93)

  1. Justin says:

    Loved it. Very entertaining. Can't figure out why people are getting so bent up about people being competitive in a competitive cooking show.

    If you don't like it, don't watch it.

  2. sassylassy4ever says:

    Very disappointed. I could not understand the judge. I know she doesn't know what the sabotages that happened but her comments were odd. Chef Lori had french toast with arugula. but when she went to the contestant with mohawk she was confused by having eggs and fruit with french toast? How could that be confusing? french toast with arugula I thought be more confusing. Just the way she acted sounded script my husband even said she acted odd. Will not watch again.

  3. Chaos says:

    The show was wonderful alton. but PLEASE be more careful in who you appoint as judge.
    She nearly ruined the show for me. We need top of the line judges for a top of the line show neh?

  4. Guest says:

    Turned the show off after 5 min. There is less and less on FN that appeals to me, so I won't be tuning in much.

  5. ferne says:

    Loved it! Ignore the HATERS…this is different and very entertaining. I do agree that the judge should be a little more quirky, like the show…cook on!

  6. Kirk says:

    I'm disappointed with cutthroat kitchen because bad cooks can win. If someone wins they should defend their title to show that it wasn't a strategic fluke. Otherwise I'll watch something else

  7. Shell says:

    LOVE the show!!! Something new and exciting, never know what Alton is going to pull out next for auction. Or how far the chefs will be willing to go to sabatoge each other. Have watched both episodes. Can't wait for next week!!

  8. Robbie says:

    I did not like the the way Alton talked to Chef D on the taco challenged!!!!!!!

  9. @WantAhugg says:

    Why was Alton so rude to chef D

  10. 4blokes says:

    Judge Simon has it all mixed up for an American TV show. Granted, he is in the dark as far as knowing much about the challenges presented to the cooks whose dish he judges, but that doesn't excuse his tasting methods. Cupcakes are eaten out of hand, you pick it up and take a big bite out of it, getting cake, filling, if any, and icing. A spoon…,really? Now pizza is another story. Pretty common to use a knife and fork, especially the first bite or two. Gripping by the crust is perfectly acceptable and part of the mobile beauty of this feast, but to choose doughy, common sausage and rubbery commercial mozzarella over a crumbly crust filled with fresh, seasoned veg. and herbs, goat cheese and fresh mozzarella… no doubt there which succeeds for flavor and originality. Just IMHO.

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