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One chef must make a lobster roll using a roll submerged in a lobster tank. Also: An unusual chocolate platter is presented during a cake challenge.
Sabotages involve a phone booth, a 1970s-era living room, and riding a bike.
A chef must use a single-brew coffee machine when making soup.
One chef is forced to work with sushi ginger.
A Cuban sandwich must be made using a cigar cutter. Also: Two chefs are forced to work in a very confined space; and preparing tiramisu becomes more difficult when coffee filters and stirrers are the only tools available.moreless
A jungle torch is used to cook a dish; and an oversized fondue pot leads to a giant mess.
Cooking tools get swapped out for a set of golf clubs. Other sabotages involve Chinese chicken salad and donuts dunked in coffee.
Steak is cooked over a romantic candlelit dinner; one chef is stuck with a giant whisk as their only tool; and another competitor is forced to make a cake while walking on cake boxes.moreless
A chef gets dirty digging up their ingredients from a wacky vegetable garden; and a punishment is given for trying to "phone it in" during a pizza challenge.
A cocky chef deals with his gourmet basket being replaced with leftovers from a breakfast buffet. Later, pasta Bolognese is prepared in an Italian espresso pot; and milk for a tres leches cake comes directly from a cow.moreless
Making chicken potpie turns into a balancing act for one chef; and a challenge based on a childhood rhyme proves nightmarish. Also: The winner is determined by who serves the best cheesecake.
The judges compete and have to overcome obstacles, including shredded tortillas and having to cook with one hand tied behind their back. Also: Alton holds a meatball lottery.
The chefs are tripped up by a backyard grill suit, and later, equipment gets tangled in fish nets. Also: There's a trick to making a winning barbecue chicken sandwich.
A frittata challenge has a twist involving eggshells; one chef is forced to cook with old kitchen supplies found at a yard sale; and steak Diane is put through the shredder.
Sloppy Joes are made with mystery meat. Other challenges involve chicken-coop wire and the carnival.
The competing chefs faces obstacles while making French onion soup, blackened fish and banana splits.
The chefs face separating grains of rice to make risotto; waiting for a turn at a deli counter; and having to chisel ingredients out of a block of ice.
A hockey skate replaces knives in the first challenge. Later, a chef's fingers are trapped while cooking General Tso's chicken; and garden tools are used to make a carrot cake.
A hot version of Cobb salad is created; random items in a shopping cart are used to build a kitchen; and a layer cake is made with a cement mixer.
It gets a little too close for comfort when making pea soup; a chef's knives are replaced with lamb shears; and a supersized whisk is used to prepare chocolate mousse.
The chefs try not to get tripped up in challenges revolving around pesto pasta, a Hawaiian lunch, and muffins made with olive-oil capsules.
Alcohol is the only means of heat available to prepare a bar snack; one chef must make a breakfast burrito while literally in bed; and Alton cleans out the fridge for ingredients to be used in bread pudding.moreless
The competing chefs face obstacles when making BLTs, ramen and soufflés. Also: A gardening shovel must be used as a cooking vessel.
One chef loses everything but a roll of tinfoil and heat; Alton's compost bucket becomes the makings of a quiche; and mussels are cooked using a clothes steamer and iron.
The competing chefs are challenged to find new uses for common breakfast appliances. Other obstacles include making calzone using tiramisu instead of cheese; and preparing fajitas on a miniature skillet.
Four chefs return for more punishment and a second chance. A chef gets to pulverize one competitor's hot dogs in a food processor. Then, a chef is forced to cook pasta carbonara with a chemistry set.moreless
Two chefs learn the true meaning of improvising when forced to switch dishes in the middle of a challenge. Then, a chef gets innovative when given a loaf of sliced bread to use as a bread bowl for clam chowder.moreless
Chefs are thrown culinary curveballs when making potato skins and pad Thai. Also: A surprise party in the kitchen requires a gift and a cake.
Shopping for ingredients proves difficult without a basket. Also: A chef is forced to redo their huevos rancheros; and crepes are made in a pan that is bent.
A chef's turned into a potato artist when forced to mold French fries out of mashed potatoes. Then, a chef must build a fire to cook a kebab plate. And, a chef takes more than their fare share of turns in a search for chocolate.moreless