01 October 2015

Tournament Has Brand New Roster of All-Star Competitors

Hosted by Alton Brown, Five-Episode Primetime Event Begins Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK - Sixteen elite chefs enter Cutthroat Kitchen for the second no-holds-barred Superstar Sabotage tournament this November, but only the craftiest and most cunning will survive. Under the watchful eye of host Alton Brown, the five-episode culinary cage fight tests the cooking chops and sabotage skills of these all-stars and one will win a grand prize of up to $75,000 for their favorite charity. The primetime event begins Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm ET/PT, and culminates in a final showdown between the four heat winners on Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm ET/PT, where the grand prize is awarded.

"While these all-star chefs are seasoned veterans, they have never competed in anything like Superstar Sabotage," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President. "Alton delivers elaborate and hilarious Cutthroat Kitchen challenges as only he can - and the results are fun and exciting to watch."

Episodes are:

"Superstar Sabotage, Heat One - Knife, Knife Baby"
Premieres Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm ET/PT
Chefs Richard Blais, Cat Cora, Melissa d'Arabian and Aarti Sequeira face off in the first heat, and one chef must make an English breakfast while wearing knight's armor. Two chefs are then strapped toe-to-toe for a tofu challenge, and in the final round, an angel food cake must be prepped on top of their head in a halo. Judge: Simon Majumdar.

"Superstar Sabotage, Heat Two - All About the Bouillabaisse"
Premieres Wednesday, November 11th at 9pm ET/PT
In the second heat, chefs Josh Elkin, Eric Greenspan, Kelsey Nixon and Justin Warner battle it out with sabotages including a Swedish pancakes challenge in a Viking boat and feeling the bass on a turntable as they make bouillabaisse. Finally, one chef has to play a giant board game while making a brownie sundae. Judge: Antonia Lofaso.

"Superstar Sabotage, Heat Three - Deep Pu Pu"
Premieres Wednesday, November 18th at 9pm ET/PT
Chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Duff Goldman, Claire Robinson and Fabio Viviani are confronted with a giant Pu Pu platter where three competitors must cook. Then, one chef has to make tortellini while torte-leaning, and finally someone must wear whoopee cushions on their feet while making whoopie pies. Judge: Jet Tila.

"Superstar Sabotage, Heat Four - Burrito the Line"
Premieres Wednesday, November 25th at 9pm ET/PT
With only one spot left in the finale, chefs Bobby Deen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcel Vigneron and Sherry Yard encounter a giant hamster wheel where one must make an omelet. Then the competitors play pin the tail on the donkey for giant ingredients and join the Rockettes while making a New York cheesecake. Judge: Jet Tila.

"Superstar Sabotage, Finale - It's Raining Ramen"
Premieres Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm ET/PT
Winners from prior heats compete to win up to $75,000 for the charity of their choice. In the first round, one chef has to cook fish sticks in a weather chamber. Then, two chefs make ramen while starring in a giant monster movie. For the final sabotage, one chef has to cook dessert with both hands behind their back. Judge: Simon Majumdar.

Viewers wanting more can visit FoodNetwork.com/Cutthroat Kitchen for a superstar-studded page packed with behind-the-scenes photos and videos, interviews with the winners, plus new episodes of Alton's After Show and Testing the Sabotages. Follow the mischief on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Cutthroat Kitchen is produced by Embassy Row.

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