A Not-So-Happy Birthday — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, February 9th, 2014

While some Cutthroat Kitchen sabotages, like mandatory utensils and the exclusive use of salt, are frequently used on the show, some are used far less often. On tonight’s all-new episode, Alton unveiled a never-before-seen sabotage that was enough to turn the kitchen into a party of sorts.

In Round 3’s birthday cake challenge, Chef Jessica was gifted what every birthday girl surely wants on her special day: a tower of beautifully wrapped presents. Some boxes were filled with silly toys and games, but Chef Jessica was after the select few containing critical ingredients needed to execute her cake, including flour, eggs and sugar. “Make them unwrap presents until they found [what they needed],” Alton explained to judge Jet Tila of the objective of this particular sabotage. “It was one of my proudest moments,” he joked with a smile during his After-Show. “If you picked incorrectly, this would take 20, 30 minutes,” Jet mused.

Despite the novelty of this challenge and the extra work Chef Jessica had to endure in order to find her baking supplies, she ultimately rose to the occasion and turned out a cake plate worthy of her talents as a pastry chef.

Click the play button on the video above to hear more from Alton and Jet about this week’s challenges and watch the entire episode of Alton’s After-Show.

Tune in Sunday at 10|9c for a brand-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.

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Comments (9)

  1. SizzleMeister says:

    I wanna see Alton compete and cook! I don't care if he is or isn't a Chef or wants to or doesn't want to. He is always the judge or commentator but he himself is never put to the test. Much of the audience would have more respect for him if he competed against other chefs. If he truly has all this encyclopedic knowledge, then it should be easy to for him to create something that would knock other judges socks off. Have some courage. I don't care if he "can't cook fast." DO, what he wants others to do. Who's with me??

    • Justin S. says:

      Alton's already paid his dues. He doesn't have to prove anything.

      • guest says:

        What a total cop-out. Bobby Flay doesn't have to prove himself, either. Yet, he has and still does. Even not counting Iron Chef. Therefore, I have a ton more respect for him. All judges should continue to be put to the test themselves.

  2. Justin S. says:

    Did those two chefs really spark a romance following the competition? If so, that's pretty swell. They seemed to have good chemistry together.

  3. Jason J says:

    Where do you go to suggest a sabotage? I'd like to see one where they have to churn their own butter. :)

  4. Mason says:

    We did our own Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped mix at home for dinner tonight.

    Basket: cream cheese, left-over cous cous, blueberry bagels, turkey lunchmeat.

    Sabotages: Must use bagged salad with iceberg, carrot and red cabbage. Must stop everything for five minutes.

    The first contestant (Mom) made an open-faced turkey melt with a cous-cous/cream cheese patty.

    The second contestant (Dad) made an inside-out french-toasted monte cristo with a strawberry/maple dipping sauce, and a salad with a bed of lettuce, cous cous with chopped apples and balsamic vinaigrette.

    Some of the judges found the dipping sauce to be too sweet, and the salad was overdressed. The patty was very filling, the only small problem was that the sweet blueberry bagel didn't work perfectly with the savory patty.

  5. Ottojr says:

    Why is it that Fans cannot watch any Food Network Clips outside of the US? These shows are watched all over the World and I do not think it is fair to block these shows.

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