Cutthroat Kitchen

10 Best Episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen - Season 12

Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 04, 2022.

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Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E4

#15 - Freaks and Greeks (Season 12 - Episode 4)

Two chefs have to play beer pong for their Greek salad ingredients, then one chef has to cook a surf and turf dish using only a branding iron. Finally, one chef has to make poppy seed muffins in an upside-down muffin tin.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 74 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E17

#14 - The Tong and Short of It (Season 12 - Episode 17)

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The episode was rated 7.42 from 45 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E8

#13 - License to Grill (Season 12 - Episode 8)

In this special grilling episode, two chefs have to hold grill grates for each other as they make hamburgers. Then, two chefs are strapped together in the ultimate grilling apron as they make a grilled chicken dinner. Finally, one chef has to make a grilled dessert on top of a bouncing trampoline.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 59 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E15

#12 - You Dim Some, You Lose Some (Season 12 - Episode 15)

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The episode was rated 7.43 from 46 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E11

#11 - Time Warp Tournament: 1970s (Season 12 - Episode 11)

In heat three of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1970s. First up, three chefs have to ride on a banana seat bicycle while making hamburger mac and cheese. Then, one chef has to make quiche on a disco dance floor. Finally, one chef must dress up like a human disco ball as they make crepes suzette.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 53 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E9

#10 - Time Warp Tournament: 1950s (Season 12 - Episode 9)

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In the first heat of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1950s. In the first round, three chefs have to stuff themselves into a phone booth as they make an all-American breakfast. Then, one chef has to make rock and roll moves to get ingredients for their TV dinner. Finally, one chef has to wear a dress blowing in their face while they make a milkshake and fries.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 60 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E1

#9 - Frankly Alton, I Don't Give a Clam (Season 12 - Episode 1)

One chef has to prep their biscuits and gravy on a tiny bed they wear on their head, then two chefs have to make linguine and clams while holding a noodle in their mouths between them. Finally, one chef has to make an ice cream float while floating in an inner tube.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 104 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E6

#8 - The Mother of All Episodes (Season 12 - Episode 6)

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To celebrate Mother's Day, mother and daughter teams have to be driven around the kitchen in a minivan while they make breakfast in bed. Then, one team has to make lasagna while carrying a "bun in an oven." Finally, one team must make their chocolate-covered dessert while moving around the kitchen in a giant magazine cover.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 55 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E16

#7 - The Upper Crustacean (Season 12 - Episode 16)

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The episode was rated 7.60 from 40 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E12

#6 - Time Warp Tournament: 1980s (Season 12 - Episode 12)

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In heat four of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1980s. First, one chef has to get their Chinese chicken salad ingredients from rented VHS tapes. Then, one chef has to make their blackened fish dish in a bouncing cigarette boat. Finally, one chef has to play a giant, live action video game as they make a toaster pastry.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 55 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E2

#5 - To Kale a Mockingbird (Season 12 - Episode 2)

Three chefs have to work in a drum circle while they make a kale salad. Next, two chefs have to play air hockey to get their ingredients for poutine. Finally, one chef has to make their red velvet cupcakes behind a red velvet curtain.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 82 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E5

#4 - The Pesto Times, The Worst of Times (Season 12 - Episode 5)

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Two chefs must make pesto dishes while working in a personal pine forest, then one chef has to make shaking beef on a shaking prep station. Finally, one chef has to hit home runs over Cutthroat Kitchen's Green Monster stadium wall while making Boston cream pie.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 63 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E18

#3 - He's Just a Po' Boy (Season 12 - Episode 18)

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The episode was rated 7.81 from 43 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E13

#2 - Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s (Season 12 - Episode 13)

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In the grand finale of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1990s. First up, three chefs have to join a boy band as they make barbecue chicken pizza. Then, two chefs have to make fried calamari while riding on a ship bow. Finally, one chef has to go through a giant, physically-challenging obstacle course as they make cookie dough ice cream.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 43 votes.

Cutthroat Kitchen - S12E14

#1 - Gettin' Judgey with It (Season 12 - Episode 14)

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The episode was rated 8.31 from 51 votes.

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