Best-Ever Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages and Giada’s Take on the Competition

by in Shows, January 6th, 2014


Now into its second season, Cutthroat Kitchen has welcomed dozens of chefs into the arena for a competition based on culinary skill, determination and, above all else, sabotage. To succeed in this cutthroat battle, it’s not enough to turn out deliciously inventive dishes; chefs need to think quickly and adapt in order to survive challenges that will inevitably befall them, like mandatory oddball ingredients, prohibited utensils and unconventional cooking devices.

Just in time for yesterday’s special episode of Cutthroat Kitchen wherein Alton hosted his first-ever guest judge, the queen of Italian cuisine, Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network looked back on some of the most-hilarious, unbelievable and downright evilicious sabotages to ever befall competitors. Many of the most-memorable challenges have involved inferior gadgets and utensils: mini pots, cheese graters and whisks made for children, plastic knives instead of steel ones and chopsticks in place of all other tools.

When it came to cooking the rice for his teriyaki rice bowl, Chef Kellan was forced to harvest all of the water he would use from whole coconuts in what Alton deemed a “diabolical” sabotage. It was up to the chef to crack enough coconuts and drain water from them if he wanted to boil rice for his bowls.

What was ultimately revealed to be the best-ever sabotage so far? That honor was awarded to the challenge Alton referred to as “flipped,” wherein the contestant could use only the underside of pots and pans to cook. Chef Cazel was gifted this torturous assignment as he attempted to make an omelet, and what resulted was a poorly formed egg dish.

Click the play button on the video above to learn Giada’s take on the Cutthroat Kitchen sabotages, and find out more about her experience judging.

Tune in to an all-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen every Sunday at 10pm/9c.

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Comments (9)

  1. guest says:

    After all this time and still not one comment.

  2. Jeff B. says:

    They need to bring Giada back as a guest judge more often. She's hot and with Alton and her together it makes for a hilarious show.

  3. Paloma1 says:

    Respectfully, in my opinion, Giada is not nice with the Show PARTICIPANTS! SHE LIKES TO MAKE COMMENTS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT NASTY, AND WITH A BAD ATTITUDE & TONE FOR HER COMMENTS…..
    DOES SHE THINK SHE IS THE BEST.???HELLOOOOO,!I SEE MANY TIMES VERY BAD FOOD , DESSERT , SOUP AND MEAT BALL THAT SHE MAKES THAT LOOK VERY BAD, AND I DISLIKE IT. ON CHOPPED TONIGHT FOR EXAMPLE, HER COMMENTS WERE INAPPROPRIATE & DISRESPECTFUL.
    FINALLY, I THINK SHE NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT : 1- THEY HAVE SHORT TIME …
    2- THE INGREDIENTS ARE SURPRISE ( ex. The BLACK CHICKEN , IN 30 minute????)
    3- THE PROGRAM SHOUD TEACH THE APPROPIATE TIME TO COOK….WAS OK 30 minute????)
    4- AS A JUDGE SHE HAS TO BE IMPARTIAL & SHE WAS NOT….SHE WAS ACTING LIKE A DIVA.

  4. Jean R. says:

    I agree with Paloma! well said, Giada's attitude is annoying! i watched chopped tonight too & was surprised by her comments & attitudes towards contestants who were all chopped champions. Kudos to you Paloma!!!!!

  5. anonymous says:

    well said Jean & Paloma!

  6. Matty says:

    Jeff B- you have it wrong…..agree with Paloma! Guida is getting quite the attitude.

  7. MATILDE says:

    i like bobby better than GIADA.

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