List of Chopped episodes (seasons 21–40)


This is the list of episodes (Seasons 21–40) for the Food Network competition reality series Chopped.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13)April 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
213June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
313October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
413April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
513July 20, 2010 (2010-07-20)November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)
612January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
710May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)July 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
89July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06)
913August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
1013December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)
1113February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)
1213June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
1312September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)
1413January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)May 5, 2013 (2013-05-05)
1513April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
1613June 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
1713August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
1813November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
1913February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)
2013March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
2113July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13)
2213October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)
2313December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
2413April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)
2513August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
268October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)December 17, 2015 (2015-12-17)
2713January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05)March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
2813March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)
2913August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)
308September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)
3120October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)December 29, 2016 (2016-12-29)
3212January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03)May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
338March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)
3413May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
3520July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)
3613December 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)
3713March 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)
3813May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)
3913June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26)May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)
4013July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)
4113December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)March 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)
428November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)June 2, 2020 (2020-06-02)
4313July 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)February 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
4413September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)August 4, 2020 (2020-08-04)
4513January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28)
4613July 14, 2020 (2020-07-14)October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
4713April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)May 25, 2021 (2021-05-25)
4813December 15, 2020 (2020-12-15)March 30, 2021 (2021-03-30)
4913November 10, 2020 (2020-11-10)May 18, 2021 (2021-05-18)
5016June 1, 2021 (2021-06-01)September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)

EpisodesEdit

Season 21 (2014–15)Edit

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TitleOriginal air date
2521"Teen Tournament: Part One"July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)

Contestants:

  • Alexandria Brooks (age: 16), from Voorhees, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ashley Dudley (age: 16), from Hancocks Bridge, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jay Ureña (age: 16), from Queens, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jason Khaytin (age: 14), from Holland, PA (winner)


Notes: Part 1 of 5. Teenagers compete in this tournament for a spot in the finale where they would win $25,000 and a $40,000 culinary school scholarship. For the whole Teen Tournament, chefs were given 30 minutes for the appetizer round, instead of the usual 20 minutes.

2532"Teen Tournament: Part Two"July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)

Contestants:

  • Mikayla Layng (age: 13), from Lynbrook, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Eyan Goldman (age: 16), from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lucy Felong (age: 15), from Hightstown, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dante Foggy (age: 17), from Burlington Twp, NJ (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of 5.

2543"Teen Tournament: Part Three"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)

Contestants:

  • Brandon Medley (age: 15), from Sewell, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Hannah Bukzin (age: 14), from Westport, CT (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Max Aronson (age 16), from Woodcliff Lake, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tommi Rae Fowler (age: 16), from Townville, SC (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of 5. Brandon cut his finger in Round 1.

2554"Teen Tournament: Part Four"August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)

Contestants:

  • Antonio Jubela-Gordon (age: 16), from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jake Diamond (age: 13), from Montclair, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Morgan Goldstein (age: 14), from Cleveland, Ohio (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sequoia Pranger (age: 16), from Salem, Oregon (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of 5. Morgan cut herself in the second round.

2565"Teen Tournament: Grand Finale"August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)

Contestants:

  • Sequoia Pranger (age: 16), from Salem, Oregon (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jason Khaytin (age: 14), from Holland, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dante Foggy (age: 17), from Burlington Twp, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tommi Rae Fowler (age: 16), from Townville, SC (winner)


Notes: Part 5 of 5. The previous four winners competed for a chance at $25,000 and a $40,000 culinary school scholarship. All the other contestants received a $1,000 gift card to FoodNetwork.com. Four of the teen chefs that did not win this season's Teen Tournament would return for a teen chef redemption episode in season 25 ('Teen Redeem'. Sequoia forgot the kumquats in Round 1 leading to her elimination.

2576"Food Truck Fight"August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)

Contestants:

  • Michael Natiello, Food Truck Owner from Bloomfield, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Han Ly Hwang, Former Food Truck Owner, from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • James Klayman, Food Truck Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nong Poonsukwattana, Food Truck Owner & Restaurateur from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: Contestants are chefs who operate food trucks and carts. The suckling pig in the entrée basket was precooked.

2587"Ultimate Champions: Professionals"August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 1 of a 5-part tournament featuring 16 past champions(4 professional chefs and 12 amateur champions) divided into 4 divisions of 4 contestants. The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, whey they competed for a grand prize of $50,000, plus a new car. All contestants are professional chefs who were Chopped champions from other episodes. Fatima Ali had competed 2 other times before this (Episode 12.3 – "A Guts Reaction") and (Episode 14.3 – "Chopped Champions: Part 2"). This episode had a 30-minute "Chopped: After Hours" special that aired directly after the episode, consisting of previously online clips where judges engaged in friendly pseudo competition tackling one of the round's basket ingredients. Giorgio forgot an ingredient in the appetizer round but the judges loved his dish so he moved on.

2598"Ultimate Champions: Amateur Champs"September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 2 of 5. All contestants are Chopped champions from other episodes featuring amateur cooks.

2609"Ultimate Champions: Heroes"September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 3 of 5. All contestants are Chopped champions from other episodes featuring heroes(people who help others in some way). Two firefighters, a US army veteran, and a police officer are the hero contestants in this episode.

26110"Ultimate Champions: Celebrities"September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 4 of 5. All the chefs are celebrities who formerly competed on Chopped for charity, each being a finalist in the tournament they originally competed in. Brandi, Carnie, and Gillian had competed against each other before when they were finalists in Season 19's Tournament Of Stars. In round 2, Brandi forgot to plate sauce, which had chocolate body paint, a basket ingredient.

26211"Ultimate Champions: Grand Finale"September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 5 of 5. The 4 preliminary round winners were competing for a grand prize of $50,000, plus a new car of the winner's choice from Buick.

26312"Short Order Cooks"September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)

Contestants:

  • Eitan Bernath (age: 11), from: Teaneck, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christopher Pappas (age: 10), from: Long Island, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mona Ziabari (age: 10), from: Lehigh Valley, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lily Nichols (age: 11), from: Riverton, NJ (winner)


Notes: The contestants in this special episode were children. Instead of the usual 20 minutes, they were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round. Due to the small height of the contestants, Ted had to help them reach for something at various times. This episode was dedicated to the memory of Lily Nichols' father, Jeffrey Nichols, who died just prior to the airing of this episode.

26413"Money Saver"January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13)

Contestants:

  • Jun Robles, Chef de Cuisine from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christopher Arellanes, Chef de Partie from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Alluette Jones-Smalls, Chef and Owner from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Emily Chapman, Line Cook from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The basket ingredients all cost less than $10; contestants were limited to using two pantry shelves that were stocked with low-priced goods.

Season 22 (2014–15)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
2651"Mummies and Gummies"October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)

Contestants:

  • Mark Murray, Private Chef from Stanford, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Stephanie Mishoe, Pastry Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • TK Kyle, Caterer from Queens, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Roro Morales, Caterer from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween episode. The graveyard dirt pudding in the entree round was crumbled chocolate cake "dirt" over whipped cream with white wafer cookie "headstones" on top. The witch's brew in the dessert round was made from: limeade, ginger ale and lime sorbet.

2662"Chopped Family Thanksgiving"November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)

Contestants:


Notes: This was a special Thanksgiving episode where the Chopped judges played to win money for the charity No Kid Hungry. This is the first episode to have four judges on the judging panel instead of the usual three so the contestants had to make five plates instead of the usual four.

2673"Meatball Madness"December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)

Contestants:

  • Mirna Attar, Chef & Restaurateur from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Eva Winans, Line Cook from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Zachary Kell, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Giuseppe Fanelli, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The chefs were required to make meatballs in every course. Each chef was provided with a meat grinder on their station. Each round lasted its usual time limit but when this episode's first basket was used for Chopped After Hours, the time limit was increased to 30 minutes. Chef Giuseppe forgot the ginger in round 1, but moved on because the judges were unimpressed with Chef Mirna's dish.

2684"The Holiday Kitchen"December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)

Contestants:


Notes: This was a holiday themed episode featuring four of the hosts of The Kitchen as contestants, playing for charity. All the contestants, except Katie Lee, had competed before on Chopped. All four contestants received donations for their charities, win or lose.

2695"Family Food Fight"December 23, 2014 (2014-12-23)

Contestants:

  • Raphael Martone (father), Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • John Martone (son), Chef & Co-Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rosie Martone (daughter), Head Chef & Co-Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Geraldine Martone (mother), Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: The contestants were a mother, father, daughter, and son who ran a restaurant together, competing head to head.

2706"Bizarre Baskets"January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)

Contestants:

  • Nico Romo, Culinary Director & French Master Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Geoff Rhyne, Chef de Cuisine from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Aaron Barnett, Chef & Restaurateur from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Timothy Peterson, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Judge Andrew Zimmern is the host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. All baskets in this episode featured highly unusual, "bizarre foods". Chef Timothy worked at Beauty & Essex, which is run by Chopped judge Chris Santos. In the first round Chef Nico was eliminated after leaving his lox ice cream in the freezer and forgetting to plate it.

2717"Reality TV Stars"February 17, 2015 (2015-02-17)

Contestants:


Notes: The contestants were all reality television stars and competed for charity.

2728"Late Night Food Brawl"February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)

Contestants:

  • Maria Ojala, Private Chef from Bel-Air, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ryan Whyte, Sous Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anastacia Song, Sous Chef from Manhattan, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Greenberg, Corporate Executive Chef from Norwalk, CT (winner)


Notes: The basket theme for this episode was late night foods.

2739"Amateurs' Brawl"April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)

Contestants:

  • Gregory Generet, Jazz Vocalist from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marilyn Mansfield, Doll Maker from Staten Island, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Melissa Naccarato, Hairdresser from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Drew Magary, Writer from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The contestants were all home cooks. Drew Magary, a science fiction novelist and humor columnist for the sports website Deadspin, had previously posted a satirical application for the show in 2012.[1]

27410"Fabulous Baker Boys"April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)

Contestants:

  • Kamel Saci, Head Bread Baker from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Frederick Aquino, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mario Bacherini, Chef Technician from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Thiago Silva, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: All chefs in this episode were male bakers and/or pastry chefs. The chefs wore Chopped T-shirts and aprons rather than the traditional chef's coats. They were required to bake something in each round, with each basket containing a type of baking dough. The chefs had 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of 20 due to the extra time needed for baking.

27511"Hot Stuff"June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)

Contestants:

  • Mei Chau, Chef & Restaurateur from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Andrew Garrett, Hot Sauce Entrepreneur from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Denzil Richards, Executive Chef from New Rochelle, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Meny Vaknin, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The baskets featured spicy ingredients in every round.

27612"Thrill of the Grill"June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)

Contestants:

  • Jason French, Chef and Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tonya Mitchell, Culinary Director from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Timothy Witcher, Culinary Arts Instructor from Westhampton, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ben Bettinger, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: Contestants were required to use the grill each round and could not use the ovens. Chef Timothy Witcher was the teacher of Dante Foggy, runner-up of the 2014 Chopped Teen Tournament. Chef Jason and Chef Ben knew each other prior to this episode, Jason being Ben's boss at one point.

27713"Scoops On!"June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)

Contestants:

  • Clio Goodman, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Starkus, Chef de Cuisine from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emmanuel Delcour, Private Chef & Fitness Expert from Beverly Hills, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stacey Givens, Chef & Restaurateur from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: The baskets in each round contained ice cream and each chef was provided with a tray of assorted toppings. An extra ice cream machine was brought in so that both chefs could each make ice cream in the dessert round. In round 3, Chef Emmanuel forgot to plate his white chocolate and red olives.

Season 23 (2014–15)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
2781"Every 'Wich Way"December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)

Contestants:

  • Leigh Ann Kato, Freelance Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Susie Blue McWilliam, Chef & Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Josh Lewis, Head Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Daniel Sharp, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Contestants were required to make a sandwich for every course. In round 1, Chef Susie Blue forgot a basket ingredient and Chef Leigh Ann flat-out refused to serve a basket ingredient because she didn't cook it properly. Chef Sharp is the brother of actress Lela Loren.

2792"Viewers' Choice Ingredients"January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)

Contestants:

  • Victoria Neikirk, Executive Chefs from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tynan Gibson, Chef de Cuisine from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Hahn, Executive Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Vandy Vanderwarker, Sous Chef from Charleston, SC (winner)


Notes: The mystery baskets were filled with ingredients suggested by fans via social media. The first round was from Twitter; the second from Facebook; and the third from Instagram. Chef Emily and Chef Vandy were in a relationship prior to competing on this episode.

2803"Chopped Again!"January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)

Contestants:


Notes: All contestants were chefs who had unsuccessfully competed in previous episodes looking for redemption.

2814"Say Cheese!"February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)

Contestants:

  • Dung Trinh, Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christian Fischhuber, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jose Chesa, Chef & Restaurateur from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Maurizio Crescenzo, Chef & Restaurateur from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode's theme was cheese in every round (with 2 types of cheese in every basket). All 4 chefs were men.

2825"Chocolate Rush!"February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)

Contestants:

  • Kelly Kleisner, Executive Pastry Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Einav Gefen, Corporate Chef from Englewood Cliffs, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Megan Vargas, Pastry Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mindy Simmons, Owner & Pastry Chef from Beaverton, OR (winner)


Notes: This episode's theme was chocolate in every round (with 2 types of chocolate in every basket). All 4 chefs were women.

2836"Double Trouble"March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)

Contestants:

  • Kimberly Maisey and Justin Maisey, Spa Chefs from Tucson, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, Food Truck Owners from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jon Cano and Elizabeth Gribko, Chef & Pastry Chef from East Massapequa, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Sappington and Jackie Sappington, Chef & Pastry Chef from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: The contestants were all couples: engaged and married. This marks the first instance where more than four contestants competed at a time.

2847"T.G.I. Fry-Day"March 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)

Contestants:

  • Fred Neuville, Chef & Restaurateur from John's Island, SC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Catherine Cosby, Executive Chef from Summerville, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anh Luu, Head Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mo Major, Sous Chef from Port Chester, NY (winner)


Notes: The contestants were required to fry something in every round. In addition to the deep fryer, each chef was provided with a pot of oil preheated to frying temperature at the start of each round. Chef Catherine forgot an ingredient in both Round 1 and Round 2 resulting in her elimination.

2858"Amateurs Redemption"March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)

Contestants:


Notes: The contestants were home cooks who had all competed previously and lost. Tommy Werther and Jackie Khanich had previously competed against each other in the same episode. In round 3, Sunny forgot to plate an ingredient (baharat).

2869"Let's Do Lunch"March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)

Contestants:

  • Mark Mata, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sarah Arkwright, Food Truck Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Diane Vista-Wayne, Line Cook from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jonathan Kavourakis, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The three rounds (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) were replaced by breakfast, lunch, and dinner, respectively. Chef Kavourakis worked at Beauty & Essex, which is run by Chopped judge Chris Santos.

28710"Fake Cake, Real Stakes"March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)

Contestants:

  • Lauren Miller, Executive Chef, Sasquatch Brewing Co., Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Daniel Doyle, Executive Chef, Poogan's Porch, Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Cole Poolaw, Executive Chef, Barsa Tapas Lounge, Charleston, SC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Silvia Baldini, Chef & Caterer, Strawberry & Sage, New Canaan, CT (winner)


Notes: This was an April Fools' Day competition where the ingredients in the baskets were actually something else in disguise and small pranks were pulled (e.g. hiding a rubber snake in a blender; having someone in a bear costume waiting in the break room between rounds.)

28811"First Responders"April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)

Contestants:

  • Ariella Dalfen, North Shore LIJ Paramedic from Queens, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jing Cong, FDNY Paramedic Lieutenant from Manhattan, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Richard Henderson, NYPD Bomb Squad Detective from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Anna Serrano, NYPD Police Sergeant from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Contestants were first responders such as police and paramedics.

28912"Judges' Face-Off"June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)

Contestants:


Notes: The theme of this episode was leftovers in every basket. All contestants were 'Chopped' judges who were competing for charity. The Tex-Mex condiments consisted of guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

29013"Big Barbecue Bout"June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)

Contestants:

  • Jimi Hyatt, Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Heather Edwards, Executive Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Deljuan Murphy, Executive Sous Chef from Charleston, SC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Taylor Garrigan, Executive Chef from Charleston, SC (winner)


Notes: This was a barbecue themed episode with a different regional variety of barbecue sauce in every basket. All the chefs were from different areas of Charleston, South Carolina, and the third judge, Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, was a finalist in the first Chopped Grill Masters Tournament. Due to the extensive time required to cook ribs, the ribs in the entree basket were pre-roasted.

Season 24 (2015)Edit

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TitleOriginal air date
2911"All Stars Tournament: Part 1"April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)

Contestants:

  • Brian Malarkey, Charity: Chimps Inc. (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Madison Cowan, Charity: Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eric Greenspan, Charity: Stu and the Kids (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Art Smith, Charity: Reunion (winner)


Notes: The first in a five-part All-Stars tournament series, where the winner takes home $75,000 for a charity of their choice. Madison Cowan had previously won the 2010 Champions tournament. Chef Cowan is also the first chef to have competed as both a civilian and celebrity contestant.

2922"All Stars Tournament: Part 2"May 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)

Contestants:


Notes: Part two of a five-part All-Stars tournament. Anne Burrell was a preliminary round winner in the 2011 All-Stars tournament.

2933"All Stars Tournament: Part 3"May 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)

Contestants:

  • Marcel Vigneron, Charity: L.A. Kitchen (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Cat Cora, Charity: Chefs for Humanity (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Antonia Lofaso, Charity: Beit T'Shuvah (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Michael Psilakis, Charity: The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (winner)


Notes: Part three of a five-part All-Stars tournament. Cat Cora also competed in the 2012 All-Stars tournament.

2944"All Stars Tournament: Part 4"May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)

Contestants:


Notes: Part four of a five-part All-Stars tournament.

2955"All Stars Tournament: Grand Finale"May 26, 2015 (2015-05-26)

Contestants:

  • Art Smith, Charity: Reunion (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jet Tila, Charity: K9s for Warriors (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Michael Psilakis, Charity: The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Anne Burrell, Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (winner)


Notes: Finale of a five-part All-Stars tournament, with a $75,000 prize for the charity of the winning chef's choice. The fish carcasses were from catfish heads and cod. The seafood tower included clams, oysters, lobster, and shrimp. Due to the heat of the ghost peppers, goggles were provided in the dessert basket.

2966"Tendon Intentions"July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)

Contestants:

  • Robert Sevchik, Chef de Cuisine from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Oscar Toro, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Steven Wambach, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Robyn Almodovar, Food Truck Owner from Miami, FL (winner)


Notes: The "trash fish" in round 2 was scut fish (specifically 'porgy', as stated in the Chopped: After Hours segment for this episode). Chef Almodovar has competed in various food competitions including Cutthroat Kitchen and Hell's Kitchen.

2977"Rock Stars"August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)

Contestants:

  • Eddie Ojeda, Charity: Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lita Ford, Charity: Kids First Parental Alienation Awareness (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dweezil Zappa, Charity: Guitars Not Guns (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kelly Hansen, Charity: The Grammy Foundation (winner)


Notes: Musicians competed for charity in this episode.

2988"Wild Ride"September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)

Contestants:

  • Kris Edelen, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Eileen Andrade, Chef & Restaurateur from Miami, FL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Derrick Prince, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Brian Riggenbach, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was carnival food with each basket containing two deep fried items. Chef Derrick worked for fellow Chopped judge Chris Santos, who did not appear as a judge in this episode. In the entree round, Chef Eileen forgot a basket ingredient (fried ravioli). In the dessert round, Chef Derrick cut himself but did not know about it until he was alerted by the medic. Blood was found in enough places that the judges could not taste his dish due to possible contamination.

2999"College Challenge"September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)

Contestants:

  • Varsha Govindaraju (Senior), University of Washington in Seattle, WA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alex Steinwald (Senior), Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • O'Shane Elliot (Junior), University of Miami in Miami, FL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Andrea Galan (Sophomore), New York University in New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Four college students competed in this episode. The instant ramen in the appetizer round consisted of dried ramen noodles and a flavoring packet, but the contestants were not required to use both components of the ramen

30010"Light Makes Right"October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)

Contestants:

  • Justin Schwartz, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Momo Attaoui, Private Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rudy Poindexter, Personal Chef from Arlington, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ryan Ross, Owner & Private Chef from Bow, WA (winner)


Notes: Lighter and healthier ingredients were featured in the baskets. Chef Rudy Poindexter was the personal chef of Texas Rangers player Prince Fielder.

30111"Tailgate Fate"November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)

Contestants:

  • Erin Wishon, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lamar Moore, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Michell Sanchez, Chef & Restaurateur from Miami, FL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Seis Kamimura, Executive Chef from Seattle, WA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was tailgating and the baskets were replaced by coolers.

30212"Chopped Gastropub"November 26, 2015 (2015-11-26)

Contestants:

  • Will Salazar, Executive Sous Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Juan Borjas, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Fred Maurer, Charcutier from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dafna Mizrahi, Chef & Restaurateur from Amenia, NY (winner)


Notes: Contestants were asked to prepare dishes that one might find at a gastropub. Each round featured at least two gastropub-themed mystery ingredients. Juan Borjas worked for Chopped judge Chris Santos, who did not appear as a judge in this episode.

30313"Holiday Cooking"December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)

Contestants:

  • Kelsey Nixon (Kelsey's Essentials) (Charity: Every Mother Counts) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jim Stacy (Offbeat Eats) (Charity: The Giving Kitchen) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Gabriele Corcos (Extra Virgin) (Charity: The Food Bank of New York City) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Roger Mooking (Man, Fire, Food) (Charity: Save the Children International) (winner)


Notes: This was a holiday-themed episode and all the competing chefs were hosts of shows on Cooking Channel playing for charity. Chef Kelsey cut herself in the appetizer round and her food overcooked on the stove while she was getting bandaged, contributing to her being eliminated. Chef Corcos also competed in the 2013 All-Stars tournament prior to this episode. Roger Mooking also served as a judge on Chopped Canada. The gingersnap cocktail in the second round was mixed from vodka, ginger-scented apéritif, allspice, and clove.

Season 25 (2015)Edit

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3041"Teen Tournament: Episode One"August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)

Contestants:

  • Franco Fugel (age 14), from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Theo Vicioso (age 17), from White Plains, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anna Mindell (age 15), from New Haven, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Yazmene Kaylani (age 16), from Sussex County, NJ (winner)


Notes: This is part 1 of 5 in a tournament with all teenage contestants. Throughout the tournament, contestants were given 30 minutes for the appetizer round.

3052"Teen Tournament: Episode Two"September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)

Contestants:

  • Alyssa Chacon (age 17), from Union, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nino Asaro (age 16), from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Salma Zahran (age 15), from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Peter Wenger (age 13), from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of 5. Teen Chef Wenger is a protégé of Chef Joel Gargano, who competed in the fifteenth-season episode "Cook Your Butt Off!" Throughout the competition Salma cut herself four times.

3063"Teen Tournament: Episode Three"September 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)

Contestants:

  • Jarren Pross (age 14), from Rebersburg, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Eliza McKelvey age 13), from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Allison Lee (age 13), from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Alexina Chasin (age 14), from Kingston, NY (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of 5. The tortilla chip lunch kit in the appetizer round included tortilla chips and some salsa.

3074"Teen Tournament: Episode Four"September 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)

Contestants:

  • Danny Ganzman (age 15), from Buffalo Grove, IL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Olivia Neumark (age 13), from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Justin Ballenger (age 16), from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Veronica Seguin (age 14), from Bedford, MA (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of 5. The candy bars in the dessert round had the brand obscured but it appeared to be Pay Day candy bars. Veronica cut her finger in Round 1 but finished her dish.

3085"Viewers' Baskets"September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)

Contestants:

  • Erica Nicholls, Executive Chef from Miami, FL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Aaron Tekulve, Sous Chef from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jeremy Fleming, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mathias Gervais, Executive Chef from Miami Beach, FL (winner)


Notes: All of the mystery ingredients were chosen by the fans via social media. Specifically: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

3096"Teen Tournament: Grand Finale"September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)

Contestants:

  • Peter Wenger (age 13), from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alexina Chasin (age 14), from Kingston, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Yazmene Kaylani (age 16), from Sussex County, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Veronica Seguin (age 14), from Bedford, MA (winner)


Notes: Part 5 of 5. The winner received a $25,000 grand prize, while the other three finalists each received a $1,000 Food Network gift certificate and an authentic Chopped chef's coat.

3107"Teen Redeem"September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)

Contestants:

  • Morgan Goldstein (age 15), from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dante Foggy (age 18), from Burlington Township, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jay Urena (age 17), from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Max Aronson (age 17), from Woodcliff Lake, NJ (winner)


Notes: This redemption episode, the first to feature teen chefs, featured four contestants from the 2014 Teen Tournament. Unlike previous teen episodes, the chefs were not given extra time in the appetizer round.

3118"Sitcom Moms"September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)

Contestants:


Notes: This celebrity episode featured four actresses who played sitcom moms, competing for charity. The TV dinners in the appetizer round included turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Betsy Randle made the final round, despite accidentally leaving a piece of plastic in a round 1 dish, then forgetting an ingredient in round 2. (Payton's appetizer was inconsistently cooked and loaded with raw spices, while Arnold's entree didn't transform her ingredients enough.)

3129"Bizarre Battle"October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)

Contestants:

  • Katie Wentworth, Executive Sous Chef from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lucerno Martinez Obregon, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Josh Elliot, Executive Chef from Miami Beach, FL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Cory Morris, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (winner)


Notes: The baskets featured "bizarre" ingredients. Chef Morris worked for Iron Chef Jose Garces.

31310"Oktoberfest!"October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)

Contestants:

  • Ivan Giani, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Taylor Erickson, Personal Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Heiner Aichem, Executive Chef & Owner from Stanhope, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Deborah Caplan, Line Cook from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was Oktoberfest. The beer keg contained Kölsch.

31411"Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars"November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)

Contestants:

  • Gretchen Roth, Food Services Manager at The Bowery Mission, New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Bonnie Kepplinger, Volunteer Cook at The Crib at the Night Ministry, Chicago, IL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Victor Squire, Soup Kitchen Chef at The Open Door Shelter, Norwalk, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sister Alicia Torres, Franciscan Nun at Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago, Chicago, IL (winner)


Notes: This was a Thanksgiving episode featuring four soup kitchen chefs. Each basket contained the same ingredients, but in different forms. Each chef's respective soup kitchen received a donation from Food Network win or lose. The chefs had 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of the usual 20 minutes.

31512"Cooking with Bass"November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)

Contestants:

  • Laura Cheng, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alex Rodil, Executive Chef from Miami, FL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rob Hafer, Sous Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rosa Soto, Pastry Chef from Seattle, WA (winner)
31613"Mac and Cheese"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)

Contestants:

  • Matt Jozwiak, Research & Development Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Bun Cheam, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tiffany Minter, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Cecchini, Chef de Cuisine from Chicago, IL (winner)


Notes: This episode featured variations of mac and cheese ingredients in every basket.

Season 26 (2015)Edit

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3171"A Chopped Halloween"October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)

Contestants:

  • Jeny Weimer, Executive Chef & Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Celinda Norton, Chef & Food Blogger from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Leo Mamaril, Chef de Tournade from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Heather Borden, Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween themed episode. The coffin toast in the entree round consisted of a toasted bread boat filled with seafood and a cream sauce. In Round 2 Chef Celinda forgot the pickled pigs lips and she cut herself. She used the same cutting board side with her blood on it, resulting in the judges not tasting her dish and eliminating her. The "boo-nilla" shakes in the dessert round were vanilla milkshakes.

3182"Chopped Catwalk"October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)

Contestants:

  • Din Yates, Model/Chef & Restaurateur from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Crosby Tailor, Model/Chef & Entrepreneur from, Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Danika Brysha, Model/Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ashley Holt, Model/Pastry Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: All of the contestants were models and professional chefs.

3193"Food Truck Kitchen"October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)

Contestants:

  • Franky Karagiorgos, Chef and Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jonny Silverberg, Chef & Owner from Seattle, WA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Leah Wilcox, Chef & Owner from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Hilda Hilman, Chef & Owner, from Seattle, WA (winner)


Notes: All of the contestants in this episode owned food trucks.

3204"Military Vets"November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)

Contestants:

  • Ellen Adams, Personal Chef/Air Force Veteran from Rochester, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alex Magloire, Executive Chef/Navy Veteran from Asbury Park, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Johnny Ulloa, Sous Chef/Coast Guard Veteran from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Roshara Sanders, Executive Chef/Army Veteran from Milford, CT (winner)


Notes: All contestants in this episode were veterans of the United States Military Services.

3215"Chopped Desserts!"November 23, 2015 (2015-11-23)

Contestants:

  • Sarah Mispagel, Pastry Chef, Nightwood, Chicago, IL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Anthony Hunt, Corporate Pastry Chef, Restaurant People Group, South Florida, FL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jasmin Bell, Manager & Pastry Chef, Le Rêve Bakery & Café, Seattle, WA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mathew Rice, Executive Pastry Chef, Girl & The Goat, Chicago, IL (winner)


Notes: Four pastry chefs competed in this episode where all 3 rounds were dessert rounds. Each round focused on a different dessert: chocolate, candy, and cake. The 1st round was extended to 30 minutes instead of the usual 20 minutes. The 3rd round was 60 minutes instead of 30 to allow the chefs enough time to bake and decorate their cakes.

3226"In-Laws, in Teams!"December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)

Contestants:

  • Ada Santa (MIL) & Jaime Santa (DIL), from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Joan Low (MIL) & Linda Low (DIL), from Raleigh, NC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kathie Leonard (MIL) & Danielle Leonard (DIL), from Salem, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mara Cristiani (MIL) & Gena Cristiani (DIL), from Sarasota, FL (winner)


Notes: Teams of two amateur cooks, each consisting of a mother-in-law (MIL) and her daughter-in-law (DIL), competed in this episode. The wine purse in the first round contained white Bordeaux. The imitation sunny-side up eggs in the second round were made from tofu and soy.

3237"Family Affair"December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)

Contestants:

  • Ryan Profetto (Heather's son), College Student from Milford, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • John Profetto (Heather's husband), Business Manager & Co-Owner from Milford, CT (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kate Campbell (Heather's sister), Chef de Cuisine from Milford, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Heather Profetto, Chef & Co-Owner from Milford, CT (winner)


Notes: This episode featured a family of four competing head to head. It's the second time all four contestants were family members that worked at the same restaurant.

3248"Battle of the Grandpas"December 17, 2015 (2015-12-17)

Contestants:

  • Artie Wachtel, Retired Sales Manager from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Stanley Myers, Retired Postal Office Worker from Sayreville, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Gary Stamm, Community Theater Performer from Pleasant Prairie, WI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nelson Andreu, Chief of Police from Miami, FL (winner)


Notes: The competitors were amateur cooks and grandfathers. The contestants were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of the usual 20. Gary Stamm is the father of former Chopped contestant April Stamm.

Season 27 (2016)Edit

  • Chopped regular Marc Murphy did not appear as a judge in any episode this season.
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3251"Knife Strife"January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05)

Contestants:

  • Gary Ly, Sous Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dawn Burrell, Line Cook from Houston, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jason Kerr, Chef & Food Sourcer from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Raffaele Ronca, Chef & Restaurateur from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Guest judge Christian Petroni was a former Chopped champion (Episode 4.5 – "Mussels Mastery & Cotton Candy Can-Do") and Chopped tournament competitor (Episode 5.7 - "$50,000 Tournament: Round Four").

3262"Healthy Rivalry"January 12, 2016 (2016-01-12)

Contestants:

  • Aviv Regev, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Charles Chen, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brenden Darby, Private Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jesa Henneberry, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Contestants were asked to cook healthy, lighter dishes with nothing too fatty or heavy.

3273"Brunch Battle"January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)

Contestants:

  • Nick Williams, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Kirsten Hocker, Chef from, Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Zack Northcutt, Executive Chef from Austin, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eric Gibbs, Sous Chef from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: Contestants were asked to make brunch-themed dishes.

3284"Chinese New Year"January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)

Contestants:

  • Justin Herrera, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Vanarin Kuch, Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Martin Weaver, Chef de Cuisine from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kathy Fang, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: This was a Chinese New Year-themed episode with Chinese-centric ingredients.

3295"Tailgate Party"February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)

Contestants:

  • Kirk Bronsord, from Oakland, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Caputi, from Queens, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tim Lyons, from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jill Falgiano, from West New York, NJ (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was tailgating and the baskets were replaced by coolers. The contestants were amateur cooks and experienced tailgaters. Instead of the traditional chefs coats, the contestants wore specially made Chopped football jerseys.

3306"Bacon Boys"February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)

Contestants:

  • Nick Lisotto, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Gray Rollin, Chef & Restaurateur from Santa Rosa, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Coby Farrow, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jay Abrams, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: This episode featured bacon in every basket. The "bacon" gummies in the third round were strawberry flavored. All the chefs were men and wore specially made bacon T-shirts and blue jean aprons instead of the chefs coats.

3317"Love Bites"February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)

Contestants:

  • Mark Bailey, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Giovanna Alvarez, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rafaelle Solinas, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joshua Van Den Berg, Line Cook from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This theme of this episode was love, with each basket containing one or more ingredients believed to be aphrodisiacs.

3328"Ready for Redemption"February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)

Contestants:


Notes: Every contestant was a former runner-up seeking redemption.

3339"Cooking Caribbean"February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)

Contestants:

  • Keisha Bocage, Chef & Owner from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Rocco Nankervis, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brandon Soverall, Chef de Cuisine from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Andre Fowles, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Contestants were asked to create Caribbean-inspired dishes with the Caribbean ingredients in each basket. During the entrée round, contestants were given a hammer to open the coconut. The callaloo greens in the entrée round appeared to be the variety from taro leaves.

33410"Truck Stop Stars"March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)

Contestants:

  • Jake Harbeck, Chef from Walcott, IA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Shaun Yazbek, Executive Chef from Bangor, ME (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eva Dix, Chef & Co-Owner from McLean, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • J.R. Tiger, Chef from Harrisburg, PA (winner)


Notes: Every contestant was a chef at a truck stop.

33511"Beg, Borrow or Eel"March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)

Contestants:

  • Haley Sausner, Chef de Cuisine from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jase Grimm, Executive Chef from Brookhaven, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ryan Lory, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Shannen Tune, Food Truck Chef from Houston, TX (winner)
33612"Chopped: College"March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)

Contestants:

  • Danielle Wilk, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alvin Zhou, from Columbia University in New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Drew Friedman, from Lafayette College in Easton, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jenn Cheng, from New York University in New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Every contestant was an amateur cook and college undergraduate.

33713"The Bold and the Baconful"March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)

Contestants:

  • Sean Carroll, Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Angela Rowley, Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Martin Horsey, Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Justin Turner, Chef & Restaurateur from Houston, TX (winner)


Notes: Every contestant was a "street food chef" from Houston, Texas.

Season 28 (2016)Edit

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3381"Chopped Champions: Battle 1, Best of the Best"March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)

Contestants:


Notes: First episode of a five-part tournament. Four returning champions compete for a spot in the tournament finale. The beer flight in the second round contained four different types of beer.

3392"Chopped Champions: Battle 2, Fighting Shape"April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)

Contestants:


Notes: Second episode of a five-part tournament. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the smoked sausage in the first round was a product of Chopped sponsor Hillshire Farms. The frozen yogurt in the first round was not flavored.

3403"Chopped Champions: Battle 3, Chefs in Control"April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)

Contestants:


Notes: Third episode of a five-part tournament. Guest judge Christian Petroni was a former Chopped champion (Episode 4.5 – "Mussels Mastery & Cotton Candy Can-Do") and Chopped tournament competitor (Episode 5.7 - "$50,000 Tournament: Round Four").

3414"Chopped Champions: Battle 4, Kitchen Storm"April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)

Contestants:


Notes: Fourth episode of a five-part tournament. Contestants Adam and Jackie Sappington had previously won a couples' team competition episode, but competed individually in this episode. Guest judge Angie Mar was the winner of the second Chopped: Grill Masters tournament (Special 11 - "Grill Masters: Episode Five"). The duck mousse in the third round contained duck liver and port wine.

3425"Chopped Champions: Conclusion, $50,000 Pay Day"April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26)

Contestants:


Notes: Fifth episode of a five-part tournament. Guest judge Angie Mar was the winner of the second Chopped: Grill Masters tournament (Special 11 - "Grill Masters: Episode Five").

3436"Cinco de Mayo Fiesta"May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)

Contestants:

  • Artist Thornton, Executive Chef from East Harlem, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sylva Senat, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Telmo Faria, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adrian Ramirez, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a Cinco de Mayo themed episode and contestants were asked to cook Mexican cuisine. The piñata in the third round contained assorted candies including caramel squares, strawberry hard candy, and round peppermints.

3447"Tortellini Trials"May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)

Contestants:

  • Crystal Wahpepah, Chef & Owner from Oakland, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Daniel Fleming, Sous Chef from Hoboken, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Laercio 'Junior' Chamon, Chef & Restaurateur from Little Silver, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lauren Van Liew, Caterer from Red Bank, NJ (winner)
3458"Hungry for Love"May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)

Contestants:

  • Peter Endrigian and Sally Meehan, Actor/Maitre'd from New York, NY and Actor/Model from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tayo Ola and Elena Ng, Food Blogger from New York, NY and Bodybuilder from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Miles McKirdy and Stephanie Rizzolo, Bartender from New York, NY and Dining Concierge from New Brunswick, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ian Phillips and Santana Benítez, Bartender from New York, NY and Non-Profit Volunteer from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a "romantic" team competition with each team consisting of two amateur cooks meeting for the first time as blind dates. The episode focused not only on the cooking, but also on how well the dates got along.

3469"Summer Heat"May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)

Contestants:

  • Dean Barker, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Allison Kave, Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Adrianna Montano, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ken West, Executive Chef from North Caldwell, NJ (winner)


Notes: Each basket contained ingredients associated with summertime. Chef Allison Kave is the sister of former Chopped champion and Chopped tournament competitor Corwin Kave. The sand castle cake in the first round was pound cake with a graham cracker "sand". The clambake in the second round contained mussels, steamer clams, potatoes, corn, and seaweed.

34710"Deadliest Baskets"May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)

Contestants:

  • John Beatty, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mike Bianco, Chef de Cuisine from Dobbs Ferry, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mitchell Faber, Caterer from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Erin Smith, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (winner)


Notes: Each basket featured dangerous ingredients, some deadly if not prepared properly. The 'shark' in the dessert round was a watermelon carved to look like a shark.

34811"Chopping Block Blues"June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)

Contestants:

  • Lenny Messina, Chef de Cuisine from Great Neck, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Bruce Marais, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Katherine Fuchs, Executive Chef & Restaurateur from Queens, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mark Liberman, Executive Chef & Restaurateur from San Francisco, CA (winner)
34912"San Franchopco"June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)

Contestants:

  • Mariko Wilkinson, Farm Chef from Marshall, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sean Thomas, Chef de Cuisine from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Hansen, Private Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Sasto, Sous Chef from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: All four chefs were from the San Francisco Bay area and the baskets featured one or more San Francisco-themed ingredients.

35013"Leap of Faith"June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)

Contestants:

  • Father Justin Matro, Benedictine Monk & Pastor from Crabtree, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sister Sara Marks, Franciscan Nun from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, from Rhinebeck, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Pastor Areli Biggers, Family Life Pastor from Hopkington, MA (winner)


Notes: All four contestants were amateur cooks and religious leaders. The baskets featured one or more biblical-themed or religious-themed ingredients. Rabbi Hecht is strictly kosher and therefore could not cook meat and dairy in the same competition. To accommodate this the baskets kept kosher and the pantry was stocked with dairy substitutes such as margarine and non-dairy whipping cream.

Season 29 (2016)Edit

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3511"Fried Chicken Time"August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)

Contestants:

  • Jayson Reynolds, Chef & Caterer from Austin, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Shanice Fleming, Line Cook from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tyler Henderson, Executive Chef from Santa Fe, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Brandon Peacock, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was fried chicken with chicken of some kind in every basket. The deep-fryer was turned off and each chef was given a pre-heated pot of oil on their station. Chef Jayson Reynolds' wife is Chopped Champion Janelle Reynolds.

3522"Snail Snafus"August 9, 2016 (2016-08-09)

Contestants:

  • William Gilchriest, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Elisha Weitz, Corporate Chef from Parsippany, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kaley Laird, Executive Chef & Pastry Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Aarthi Sampath, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (winner)
3533"Hot Doggin'"August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)

Contestants:

  • Cameron Cain, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Seth Carter, Chef de Partie from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rey Martinez, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rachael Zavala, Executive Chef from Danville, CA (winner)


Notes: In this episode, all baskets contained hot dogs in some form. In Round 1, Chef Seth forgot carrot ketchup in his dish but moved on due to his dish tasting better than his competitor. In Round 2, Chef Seth and Chef Rachael both forgot quail eggs in their dishes but Chef Seth was eliminated for repeating his mistake from Round 1. This episode was the first time two chefs forgot to plate the same basket ingredient in the same round.

3544"Souper Chefs"August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)

Contestants:

  • Donato Deserio, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Pasquale Abbatiello, Executive Chef from Pleasantville, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tariq Abdullah-Muhammad, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Veronica Flores, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)
3555"Chili Cook-Off"August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)

Contestants:

  • Jim Angelus, Chef & Restaurateur from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Natacha Supplice, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eric Adjepong, Personal Chef & Entrepreneur from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Matthew Arlington, Executive Chef & Restaurateur from Hoboken, NJ (winner)


Notes: The chefs were required to create chili-themed dishes in each round.

3566"Teen Tournament: Battle 1"August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)

Contestants:

  • Nicholas Capone (age 15), from Parsippany, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Myla Njai (age 15), from Queens, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jared Goldberg (age 17), from Scarsdale, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kamryn Kohler (age 16), from Yardley, PA (winner)


Notes: Part 1 of a 5-part tournament featuring teenage cooks. For the whole tournament, the first round is 30 minutes instead of the usual 20.

3577"Teen Tournament: Battle 2"August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)

Contestants:

  • Nathan Spiro (age 17), from Bedford, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tommy McMonagle (age 17), from Swedesboro, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Samantha Haas (age 16), from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lyanna Cintron (age 17), from Queens, NY (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of a 5-part tournament featuring teenage cooks.

3588"Teen Tournament: Battle 3"September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)

Contestants:

  • Brittany Matteson (age 17), from Boyertown, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mukanjo Mukuka (age 17), from Valley Stream, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Remmi Smith (age 15), from Tulsa, OK (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Gabriel Chirinos (age 15), from Jackson Heights, NY (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of a 5-part tournament featuring teenage cooks.

3599"Twins for the Win"September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)

Contestants:

  • Tammy Lakatos-Shames & Lyssie Lakatos, Nutritionists from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Pamela Drew & Wendy Drew, Chef & Restaurateurs from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Charlie Kalish & Michael Kalish, Instructors & Restaurateurs from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Matt Romine & Mike Romine, Chefs & Restaurateurs from Imlay City, MI (winner)


Notes: This was a team competition featuring four teams of twin chefs. Aaron Sanchez' twin brother, Rodrigo Sanchez, made an appearance during the dessert round.

36010"Teen Tournament: Battle 4"September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)

Contestants:

  • Jeffrey Heilman (age 18), from San Jose, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jonas Park (age 16), from Ardsley, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Shawna DeLima (age 17), from Augusta, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eliana de Las Casas (age 15), from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of a 5-part tournament featuring teenage cooks.

36111"Naan the Wiser"September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15)

Contestants:

  • Surbhi Sahni, Business Owner & Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brittany Eaden, Business Owner & Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Joel Lamica, Executive Chef from Berkeley, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Florian Wehrli, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)
36212"Teen Tournament: Finale Fight"September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)

Contestants:

  • Gabriel Chirinos (age 15), from Jackson Heights, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lyanna Cintron (age 17), from Queens, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kamryn Kohler (age 16), from Yardley, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eliana de Las Casas (age 15), from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: Final part of a 5-part tournament featuring teenage cooks. The four remaining teen chefs competed for a $25,000 grand prize. The other three finalists each received a $1,000 FoodNetwork.com gift certificate and an authentic red Chopped chefs coat.

36313"Worst Cooks Challenge"September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)

Contestants:

  • Amber Brauner - Season 5 Winner (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Genique Freeman - Season 6 Runner-up (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kristen Redmond - Season 6 Winner (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jamie Thomas - Season 5 Runner-up (winner)


Notes: Contestants were previous winners and runners-up from Worst Cooks in America. Anne Burrell served as the guest judge for this episode

Season 30 (2016)Edit

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3641"Kefir and Loathing"September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)

Contestants:

  • Enzo Neri, Executive Chef from New York City, NY. (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Soraya Carrington, Personal Chef & Caterer from New Jersey. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Erica Schaal, Private Chef & Caterer from San Francisco, CA. (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Josh Arcilla, Corporate Caterer from San Francisco, CA. (winner)


Notes: Guest judge Giorgio Rapicavoli is a two-time Chopped Champion.

3652"Sweetbread Dread"September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)

Contestants:

  • Joey Malim, Line Cook from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alfred DiMartini, Hospital Executive Chef & Business Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Krista Espinal, Executive Chef from Peekskill, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Julieta Liebhoff, Executive Chef and Caterer from New York, NY (winner)
3663"Best Halloween Ever"October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)

Contestants:

  • Ebony Amber, Costume Designer from Torrington, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • James Roberts, Medical File Clerk from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Gina Gullo, University Research Assistant from Lehigh Valley, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joshua Potter ("Schwa de Vivre"), Drag Queen from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween themed episode with all amateur cooks dressed in costumes. The zombie hand was meatloaf in the shape of a hand and mashed potatoes. The jack o' lantern peppers were orange bell peppers cut to resemble jack o' lanterns. The bloodshot eyeballs were dyed hard-boiled eggs. The salty fingers were sea beans. The worms in dirt were gummy worms and chocolate sandwich cookies.

3674"On the Quack Burner"October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)

Contestants:

  • Thomas Brenner, Winemaker & Executive Chef from Napa Valley, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Annabelle Turner, Executive Pastry Chef from Austin, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anthony Rinaldi, Executive Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Heidi Rae Weinstein, Personal Chef from Melbourne, CA (winner)
3685"Web Stars"October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)

Contestants:

  • Ameer Atari from "Epic Meal Time" (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Katie Quinn from "QKatie" (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Noah Galuten from "The Food Feeder" (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jen Phanomrat from "Just Eat Life" (winner)


Notes: The contestants were YouTubers who ran cooking shows on their Youtube channel.

3696"Turkey Day Heroes"November 14, 2016 (2016-11-14)

Contestants:

  • Amber Keyser, Noah's Kitchen in Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Pam Johnson, Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Adam Coleman, Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Alex Lawrence, Trinity/Food for the Homeless in New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is a Thanksgiving themed episode where all four contestants worked in soup kitchens. Each competitor received a donation from Food Network to their respective soup kitchens.

3707"Holiday Reality Check"December 5, 2016 (2016-12-05)

Contestants:


Notes: This was a holiday themed episode. All four contestants were reality TV show stars competing for charity.

3718"New Year's Bash"December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)

Contestants:

  • Javani King, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lionel Haeberle, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Matt Davidson, Chef de Cuisine fromSan Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Charleen Caabay, Chef & Restaurateur from Oakland, CA (winner)


Notes: This was a New Year's themed episode. Due to the extensive prep time needed, the crab legs in the first basket were pre-cooked and pre-cracked.

Season 31 (2016)Edit

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3721"Smorgastarta Your Engines"October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)

Contestants:

  • Sylvia Becker, Chef & Owner from Bloomfield, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marc Quiñones, Executive Chef from Santa Fe, NM (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kristina Sciarra, Executive Chef from Bel Air, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Demetrio Zavala, Corporate Executive Chef from Washington D.C. (winner)
3732"Tailgate Greats"October 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)

Contestants:

  • Ali Muhammad from Cranford, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Catherine Highland from Englewood, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Gina Gray from Ossining, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Frank West from Bayonne, NJ (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was tailgating and the baskets were replaced by coolers. The contestants were amateur cooks and experienced tailgaters. Instead of the traditional chefs coats, the contestants wore specially made Chopped football jerseys. The contestants had 30 minutes in the appetizer round.

3743"Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 1"October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)

Contestants:


Notes: First part of a 4-part tournament featuring twelve returning Chopped champions. Each episode's winner progressed to the finale, where the three episode winners competed to determine the tournament finalist. The finalist would choose a dish and compete for $40,000 against Bobby Flay in making a better version of the dish. For the whole tournament, one item in each basket was chosen by Bobby Flay.

3754"Midnight Snack Attack"October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)

Contestants:

  • Alexa Wilkinson, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mario Roca, Executive Chef from Washington D.C. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Alysis Vasquez, Chef & Owner from Jersey City, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lee Knoeppel, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme for this episode was late-night food. Chef Alysis cut her finger in Round 3 which slowed her down.

3765"Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 2"October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)

Contestants:


Notes: Second part of a 4-part tournament. Chef Thomas is the youngest competitor in this tournament, having won the first all-teen episode back in season 13. In round 1, the can of fruit contained peaches, grapes, pears, and cherries. Also, due to the extensive prep time required, the abalone in round 1 was pre-cleaned.

3776"Chaudin Chow (aka Hearty Party)"November 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)

Contestants:

  • Josh Hershkovitz, Chef & Restaurateur from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • ML Carroll, Chef & Owner, Canapés Catering from Frederick, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Renee Blackman, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Fernando Ruiz, Executive Chef from Santa Fe, NM (winner)
3787"Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 3"November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)

Contestants:


Notes: Third part of a 4-part tournament. Contestants Matt Romine and Mike Romine previously competed together in a twins' team competition episode, but competed individually in this episode. The "ultimate milkshake" in the third round was reminiscent of "unicorn milkshakes" that are overloaded with rainbow candies, rainbow cereal, and colorful cookies in a large mug.

3798"Cheap Eats"November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)

Contestants:

  • Sage Beausejour, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Kathy Poland, Chef & Food Truck Owner from Denver, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Shahin Afsharian, Executive Chef from Denver, CO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nicky Palamaro, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode featured inexpensive ingredients and foods in every basket. Chef Palamaro was a sous chef at Tertulia, owned by Chopped guest judge Seamus Mullen.

3809"Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Finale"November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)

Contestants:


Notes: Final part of a 4-part tournament. The 3 finalists competed over 2 rounds (appetizer and entree) to win a guaranteed $15,000. The winner faced Bobby Flay in a $25,000 wild card round for a chance to increase their winnings to $40,000. This round was played like the second round on Beat Bobby Flay with both chefs making a dish of the winner's choice, which in this case was bibimbap. The chefs had 45 minutes in the 3rd round instead of the usual 30 to accommodate the crossover format.

38110"Battle of the Butchers"November 17, 2016 (2016-11-17)

Contestants:

  • Jay Fox, Butcher & Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brian Paul Casey, Butcher & Co-Owner from Denver, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Derek Boaz, Master Butcher from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Cara Nicoletti, Butcher from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: All four chefs were professional butchers. The chefs were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round and 40 minute in the entrée round in order to butcher their proteins properly.

38211"Beast Feast"November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)

Contestants:

  • Jared Falco, Chef de Cuisine from Armonk, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sarah Murray, Sous Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brother Luck, Chef & Owner from Colorado Springs, CO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christopher Royster, Chef de Cuisine from Boulder, CO (winner)


Notes: Every basket contained whole roasted animals which were placed in the pantry rather than the baskets due to their size. Chef Jared works for Chopped champion and occasional guest judge Christian Petroni. In round 1, Chef Sarah forgot to plate the sekacz on her dish, but moved on because they judged Chef Jared's dish on presentation, taste, and creativity with being poorly plated and that it just didn't come together, as cited by the judges.

38312"Back in Time"November 24, 2016 (2016-11-24)

Contestants:

  • Peter Freeman, Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Connie Ruel, Chef & Owner from Broomfield, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Geoff "Ozzy" Carson, Kitchen Manager from Chester, VA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Crystal River Williams, Chef & Owner from Queens, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was retro-inspired food. All the basket contained old-fashioned ingredients.

38413"Viewers' Vengeance"November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)

Contestants:

  • Erick Dally, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Serge Pambo, Sous Chef from Rockville, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ashish "Al" Alfred, Executive Chef & Restaurateur from Bethesda, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lesley Covitz, Chef & Restaurateur from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: All of the baskets were chosen by viewers via social media. The zombie hand was meatloaf in the shape of a hand and mashed potatoes.

38514"Entree Basket Blues"December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)

Contestants:

  • Christopher Newark, Sous Chef from Annapolis, MD (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Treeven Dove, Sous Chef from Washington D.C. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tressa Wiles, Pastry Chef from Washington D.C. (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Michael Bonk, Chef & Restaurateur from Washington D.C. (winner)


Notes: This episode was mistakenly labelled as "Jump for Bok Choy" on the Food Network website.

38615"Taco Time!"December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)

Contestants:

  • Elena Cruz, Chef & Co-Owner from Kingston, NY. (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • David Ruiz, Executive Chef from Albuquerque, NM. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jesse Vega, Executive Chef from Denver, CO. (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Faith Paulick, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD. (winner)


Notes: In this episode, the contestants had to make tacos in every round.

38716"Sweet Heat"December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)

Contestants:

  • Paddy Rawal, Chef & Owner from Santa Fe, NM. (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christina Hinds, Executive Chef from Bayonne, NJ. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Catherine O'Brien, Chef & Owner from Santa Fe, NM. (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dante Giannini, Estate Chef for Jimmy Buffett. (winner)
38817"Betting on the Farm"December 15, 2016 (2016-12-15)

Contestants:

  • Marjory Sweet, Farmer and Chef from Albuequerque, NM (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jhette Gonzales, Chef de Partie from Albuequerque, NM (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brian Cieslak, Line Cook from Annapolis, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Martyna Krowicka, Chef de Cuisine from Hamburg, NJ (winner)


Notes: All the chefs worked at farm-to-table style restaurants and the basket ingredients leaned towards local or farm-themed foods.

38918"Million Dollar Baskets"December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)

Contestants:

  • Faiz Ally, Executive Sous Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ivan Saez, Executive Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Meena Throngkumpola, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nick Browne, Private Chef from Berkshires, MA (winner)


Notes: Each chef specialized in high-end cuisine and each basket contained expensive, high-end ingredients. The flight of caviar in the first round contained three different varieties of caviar for the chefs to use. Chef Nick Browne is the son of actors Kale Browne and Karen Allen.

39019"Basket Buzz"December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)

Contestants:

  • Lien Lin, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brendan Neville, Executive Chef from New York City, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Renée Fox, Chef & Restaurateur from Santa Fe, NM (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Maria Petridis, Chef and Restaurateur from Queens, NY (winner)
39120"Wild Times"December 29, 2016 (2016-12-29)

Contestants:

  • Michele Wright, Chef & Restaurateur from Goochland, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Justin Goerich, Executive Chef from Boulder, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Peter Martinez, Sous Chef from Englewood Cliffs, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Mark Henry, Executive Chef from Fountain, CO (winner)


Notes: Each basket had wild ingredients (game and/or wild plants). Guest judge Jonathon Sawyer was the Chopped Champion from the "Grill Masters Napa: Part 1" episode.

Season 32 (2017)Edit

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3921"Clean Eatin'"January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03)

Contestants:

  • Elisa Lyew, Chef & Restaurateur from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Melanie Brown-Lane, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rick Vanderplas, Private Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Kenworthy, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The baskets featured healthy, fresh ingredients and the contestants had to cook healthy, low-calorie meals in every round.

3932"Whiskey and Wings"January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)

Contestants:

  • Russell Stippich, Sous Chef from Denver, CO (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Burnett, Head Sous Chef from Little Silver, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dasha Perez-Haney, Executive Chef from Denver, CO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Scott McDonald, Executive Chef from Jersey City, NJ (winner)


Notes: Each basket contained different types of whiskey and wings. In the entree round the chefs were given a caddy of five different hot sauces, and the celery, carrots, and blue cheese were all on a platter which counted as one ingredient.

3943"Celebrating Veterans"January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)

Contestants:

  • Paul Maloney, Executive Chef and Navy Veteran from Doswell, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Candace Gracik, Executive Chef and Coast Guard Veteran from Los Lunas, NM (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jon Coombs, Sous Chef and Army Veteran from Ashburn, VA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Gary Gonzalez, Line Cook and Marine Veteran from Edison, NJ (winner)


Notes: All four contestants were military veterans. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the pot pie in the entrée basket was Marie Callender's brand. Each of the chopped chefs had $5000 donated in their name from Marie Callender's to a different charity. The winner also received a $10,000 donation to charity in addition to the usual $10,000 prize.

3954"Oodles of Noodles"January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)

Contestants:

  • Cristian Petitta, Executive Chef from White Plains, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Thach Tran, Executive Chef from Denver, CO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Zack Mills, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christina Jackson, Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a noodle themed episode with noodles/pasta in every round. Chef Cristian cut himself in the first round and had to start his dish over with less fish. The sausage and meatballs were all on a platter which counted as one ingredient.

3965"Game Day Party"January 31, 2017 (2017-01-31)

Contestants:

  • Jon "DJ Dallas Green" Rosa, Caterer & DJ from Harlem, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dean Dupuis, Executive Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Pete Santero, Culinary Arts Teacher from Passaic County, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Carrie Eagle, Executive Chef from Albuquerque, NM (winner)


Notes: The baskets were game day (American Football) themed.

3976"Chocolate Obsession"February 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)

Contestants:

  • Jenny Dorsey, Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Arnaud Devulder, Events Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Doug Wetzel, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Brooke Siem, Pastry Chef & Restaurateur from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was chocolate in every round with two chocolate ingredients in every basket.

3987"Blue Plate Fate"February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)

Contestants:

  • Arleen Harkins, Executive Chef & Owner from Red Hook, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nonna Riekert, Chef from Collingswood, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mike Perseo, Executive Chef from Albuquerque, NM (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ype Von Hengst, Chef & Restaurateur from Rockville, MD (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was diner-style food and all four contestants were diner chefs.

3998"Chefs in a Pickle"February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)

Contestants:

  • Mandla Nkiwane, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brian Hohl, Sous Chef from Annapolis, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jaclyn Beasley, Executive Sous Chef from Washington, D.C (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dave Hadley, Sous Chef from Denver, CO (winner)


Notes: This episode had pickled ingredients in every basket.

4009"Raw Deal"February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)

Contestants:

  • Steven Londoño, Sous Chef, Milk River from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • MiKala Brennan, Chef and Owner, Hula Girl Bar and Grill from Arlington, VA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Timothy Walker, Executive Chef, P.J Clarks and Sidecar from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Marie Yniguez, Chef and Restaurateur, Bocadillos, Albuquerque, NM (winner)


Notes: The buffalo steaks in round 2 were given to the chefs as a whole sirloin roast. Chef Yniguez later competed on Guy's Grocery Games and The Great Food Truck Race.

40110"Something Dumpling"March 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)

Contestants:

  • Mauro Maccioni, Chef and Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Naji Boustany, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jackie Jeong, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Andrew Riccatelli, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: All the chefs were from New York. They were required to make dumplings in every round. To accommodate the theme, each chef was provided with a preheated pot of oil and the pantry was stocked with assorted dumpling wrappers. In the appetizer round, Chef Mauro didn't get any food onto his plates and though the judges tried the food in his pans, he was eliminated (making this the second time in the series that a contestant didn't plate anything before time ran out.)

40211"Latin Cuisine Dream"March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)

Contestants:

  •   Miguel Samanez, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  •   Val Wasilewski, Executive Pastry Chef from Briarcliff Manor, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  •   George Rodrigues, Executive Chef from Washington D.C. (eliminated after the dessert)
  •   Adriana Urbina, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode featured chefs from different Latin American countries who emigrated to the United States. There were also Latin American ingredients in each basket.

40312"Jump for Bok Choy"May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)

Contestants:

  • T.J. Ingraham, Chef & Restaurateur from Boulder, CO (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Judee Obcena, Chef de Partie from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • James Horn, Director of Operations from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Frida Karani, Executive Chef from Washington D.C. (winner)

Season 33 (2017)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
4041"Best Laid Pans"March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)

Contestants:

  • Jennifer Lopez, Executive Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Carolina Saavedra, Sous Chef from Bronx, New York (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sophia Manatakis, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Heather Carr, Sous Chef from Denver, CO (winner)


Notes: All four contestants were women.

4052"Star Power: Web Stars!"March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)

Contestants:

  • Justine Ezarik (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Hilah Johnson (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Josh Elkin (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lazarus Lynch (winner)


Notes: Part 1 of a 5-part celebrity tournament featuring 16 celebrities competing to win $50,000 for charity. Contestants in this heat were internet personalities with a considerable online following.

4063"Star Power: Culinary Muscle!"April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 2 of a 5-part celebrity tournament. Contestants in this heat were current and former athletes.

4074"Star Power: The Last Laugh!"April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 3 of a 5-part celebrity tournament. Contestants in this heat were all comedians.

4085"Star Power: Screen Sensations!"April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 4 of a 5-part celebrity tournament. Contestants in this heat were film and television actors. This episode marks Alan Thicke's final television appearance before his death.

4096"Star Power: Grand Finale"April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)

Contestants:


Notes: Part 5 of a 5-part celebrity tournament. The swineapple in the second round was a pineapple stuffed with ribs and covered in bacon.

4107"The Newlywed Game"May 16, 2017 (2017-05-16)

Contestants:

  • Ralph Ferrara and Toni Ferrara from Brick, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Henry Hynoski and Laura Hynoski from Secaucus NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jhonathan Fennell and Corry Fennell from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kam Khazai and Karen Khazai from Gaithersburg, MD (winner)


Notes: This was a team competition with newlyweds (home cooks) competing in the Chopped kitchen. Henry Hynoski was a member of the Super Bowl XLVI winning New York Giants.

4118"An Ugly Turn"May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)

Contestants:

  • Mauricio Nunez, Chef de Cuisine from Mount Kisco, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Miranda Rosenfelt, Chef de Cuisine from Washington, DC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jordan Lloyd, Executive Chef & Restaurateur from Easton, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nicolas Ferreira, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The chefs had to work with ugly ingredients in every basket. Guest judge Jonathon Saywer was a finalist in Chopped: Grill Masters Napa.

Season 34 (2017)Edit

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TitleOriginal air date
4121"Thanks, Mom!"May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)

Contestants:


Notes: The contestants were Food Network chefs (and Chopped host Ted Allen) competing alongside their mothers for charity. Since Ted Allen was one of the contestants, the judges took turns performing his hosting duties and unveiling who got chopped each round (Marc announced round 1, Marcus announced round 2, and Amanda announced round 3). The chefs had 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of the usual 20.

4132"Grill Game"May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)

Contestants:

  • Erin Campbell, Competitive BBQ Champ from Yazoo City, MS (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Shane Vidovic, Chef and Restaurateur from Lakewood, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eusebio Gongora, Culinary Director from Baton Rouge, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tanya Cauthen, Butcher from Richmond, VA (winner)


Notes: This was a grilling themed episode. The ovens were turned off and the stovetops were outfitted with grill pans and griddles. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the meat sauce in the entree basket was A1 Steak Sauce, a product of a Chopped sponsor. Chef Campbell is the daughter of Leslie Roark Scott, a finalist in the second season of Chopped Grill Masters.

4143"Greater Tater"June 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)

Contestants:

  • Bea Rocchetti, Sous Chef from Farmington Hills, MI (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Miguel Franco, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Michael Chatman, Line Cook from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Shacafrica Simmons, Caterer from Tallahassee, FL (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was potatoes, which were featured in two forms in every basket. Chef Chatman was a line cook for Chopped judge Alex Guarneschelli.

4154"Father's Day"June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)

Contestants:

  • Mike Hannah and Melissa Hannah from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mark Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Johnny Hall and Yahaira Hall from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sabi Bivas and Daniel Bivas from Hillsborough, NJ (winner)


Notes: This was a home cook, team competition; four fathers paired up with their adult children. The teams were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of the usual 20.

4165"Got Your Goat?"June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)

Contestants:

  • Greg Power, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ashley Jonique, Private Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Felix Castro, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Scott Maki, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (winner)
4176"Snap Pea to It!"June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)

Contestants:

  • Jimmie Rondon, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Allie Lyttle, Chef from Detroit, MI (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Willy Anderson, Caterer from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Charly Pierre, Chef and Co-Owner from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the pomegranate juice in the appetizer round was POM Wonderful, a product of a Chopped sponsor.

4187"Bangin' Backyard Cookout"July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04)

Contestants:

  • Jessica Johnson, Chef and Restaurateur from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Craig Walker, Chef and Restaurateur from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Greg Beckham, Chef and Restaurateur from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christine Wendland, Executive Chef from Chesterfield, NJ (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was backyard barbecuing. The classic burger fixings in the second round contained onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. The watermelon grill in the third round was half a hollowed out watermelon with fruit skewers on top placed to resemble grill grates.

4198"Flour Power"July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)

Contestants:

  • Tracy Wilk, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sophie Jaeger, Pastry Chef and Restaurateur from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anna Fitting, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Crystal Smith, Pastry Chef from Detroit, MI (winner)


Notes: This episode had all female pastry chefs. They were required to bake something in each round. The chefs were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round and 45 minutes in the dessert round to showcase their pastry talents.

4209"Alton's Challenge, Part 1"October 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)

Contestants:

  • Leah Gourlie, Pastry Chef and Owner from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jamal Bland, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jessica Chaney, Pastry Chef from Detroit, MI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Gavin Jobe, Chef and Restaurateur from Baton Rouge, LA (winner)


Notes: This is part 1 of a 5-part tournament where Alton Brown picked the baskets with specific scientific, gastronomic techniques in mind. The theme of this episode was smoke and the contestants were required to infuse smoke into each dish. A basket ingredient in the entree round (the meatballs) was smoked by Alton himself.

42110"Alton's Challenge, Part 2"October 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)

Contestants:

  • Lisa Pucci Delgado, Private Chef from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Vinnie Cimino, Chef de Cuisine from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ben Bebenroth, Chef and Restaurateur from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nick Wallace, Executive Chef from Jackson, MS (winner)


Notes: This is part 2 of a 5-part tournament where Alton Brown picked the baskets with specific scientific, gastronomic techniques in mind. The theme of this episode was dehydration, with at least one dehydrated ingredient in each round. A basket ingredient in the entree round (the beef jerky) was made by Alton from brined, dehydrated flank steak.

42211"Alton's Challenge, Part 3"October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)

Contestants:

  • Tiffany Schleigh, Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Louis Goral, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Andrea Anom, Line Cook from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Holland, Executive Chef from Sparkill, NY (winner)


Notes: This is part 3 of a 5-part tournament where Alton Brown picked the baskets with specific scientific, gastronomic techniques in mind. The theme of this episode was molecular gastronomy, with at least one modernist ingredient in each round. A basket ingredient in the entree round (lamb rib roast) was set aside on a separate table. It was cooked sous-vide inside an immersion circulator.

42312"Alton's Challenge, Part 4"October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)

Contestants:

  • Jason Rodriguez, Executive Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Regan Reik, Executive Chef from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kashi Smith, Chef Tournant from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Michael Nelson, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: This is part 4 of a 5-part tournament where Alton Brown picked the baskets with specific scientific, gastronomic techniques in mind. The theme of this episode was fermentation, with at least one fermented/pickled ingredient in each round. A basket ingredient in the appetizer round (champagne) was initially unveiled as a champagne flute, and the chefs were treated to a small lesson from Alton on how fermentation of grapes results in alcohol.

42413"Alton's Challenge, Grand Finale"November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)

Contestants:

  • Michael Nelson, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Wallace, Executive Chef from Jackson, MS (chopped 1st in dessert)* (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Gavin Jobe, Chef and Restaurateur from Baton Rouge, LA (chopped 2nd in dessert)* (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Holland, Executive Chef from Sparkill, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the final part of a 5-part tournament where Alton Brown picked the baskets. There was no specific theme for the finale. A basket ingredient in the dessert round (sorbet) was shown as created by Alton via a dry ice fire extinguisher and sorbet mixture combined in a food processor. This was the first episode to feature a non-elimination (in round 2) and the first episode to feature a double elimination (in round 3). *For the first time in Chopped history, three competitors moved into the dessert round.

Season 35 (2017–18)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
4251"Clam Clash"July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)

Contestants:

  • Kristina Mellegard, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • William Gauger, Chef and Co-Owner from Long Island City, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kimani Hines, Executive Chef from New Rochelle, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Julie Cole, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: Guest judge Jordan Andino was a contestant from the Chopped season 15 episode, Heads Up!

4262"Clock Shock"July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25)

Contestants:

  • Omar Mitchell, Chef and Owner from Detroit, MI (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jen Scher, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Giorgio Giacinto, Chef and Owner from New Rochelle, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Marcus Woodham, Chef de Cuisine from New Orleans, LA (winner)
4273"Food Truck Luck"September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05)

Contestants:

  • Suzette Montalvo, Food Truck Owner ('A New Yorican Thing') from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Andrew Zurica, Food Truck Owner ('Hard Times Sundaes') from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Hassan Musselmani, Food Truck Owner ('The Drunken Rooster') from Detroit, MI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Caitlyn Napolitano, Food Truck Co-owner ('Los Viajeros') from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The contestants were all food truck owners. Chef Hassan has also competed on the 15th season of Hell's Kitchen.

4284"Waffles for the Win"September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12)

Contestants:

  • Bryan Lindsay, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brandi Marter, Chef and Restaurateur from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Bostwick, Chef and Restaurateur from Cleveland, OH (winner)


Notes: Contestants were tasked to cook dishes paired with waffles in every round. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the potato chips in round 1 were shown to be Lay's Classic potato chips via on screen graphic.

4295"Comfort Zone"September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)

Contestants:

  • Jayda Atkinson, Catering Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Darwell Yeager III, Executive Chef and Owner from Pearl, MS (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jess Dunne, Chef and Owner from Southold, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • John Powali, Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was comfort food in every basket.

4306"The Beets Go On"September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)

Contestants:

  • Melissa Araujo, Caterer from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • George Georgiades, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Chase Sanders, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eric Arboleda, Chef from Colombia (winner)
4317"Spooked"October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)

Contestants:

  • Michael Monzon, Teppanyaki Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dani Macchia, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kimberly "Kim" Gibson, Chef & Restaurateur from Chagrin Falls, OH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dustine Gonsalves, Chef de Cuisine from Los Angeles, CA (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween themed episode. In the appetizer round the "skull platter" was prosciutto arranged on a prop skull to look like skin. In the entree round, the "egg eyeballs" were poached eggs in a pan, the blood shots were decorative syringes filled with a red syrup, and the "gory brain" was a glazed turkey meatloaf loaf shaped like a brain. In the dessert round the "Halloween candy cake" was a chocolate cake decorated with various Halloween candies. The "freaky brie" was a brie cheese wheel wrapped in puff pastry strips to look like a mummy face.

4328"Feel the Burn"October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)

Contestants:

  • Iliana Negron, Executive Chef from Nyack, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alex Diaz, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ken Hatfield, Chef & Restaurateur from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Airis Johnson, Private Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was spicy foods in each basket. Chef Ken Hatfield is a descendant of the Hatfield family of the famous Hatfield–McCoy feud.

4339"Gimme Gator"October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)

Contestants:

  • Rudy Straker, Private Chef from Queens, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ben Bruckenthal, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tiffany Senin, Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jacob Bensley, Sous Chef from New York (winner)
43410"Flavor Savor"November 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)

Contestants:

  • Cosmo Bisticas, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • George Kringas, Chef and Owner from White Plains, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tara Cianella, Chef and Owner from Nyack, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Gabriel Israel, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The baskets in this episode featured Mediterranean ingredients. Both guest judges, Einat Admony and Michael Psilakis, were past Chopped winners.

43511"Pie Jinks"November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)

Contestants:

  • James Graham, Executive Chef from Staten Island, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Zack Stapelman, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Natalie Colledge, Owner & Cullinary Director from Montclair, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kenneth Temple, Private Chef from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was pies. The chefs were required to make a pie in every round and there was a different pie in every basket. The chefs were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round and 45 minutes in both the entree and dessert round in order to properly cook their pies.

43612"An Iron Chef Thanksgiving"November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)

Contestants:

  • Roxanne Spruance, Executive Chef and Owner from New York, NY (charity: American Farmland Trust) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Giorgio Rapicavoli, Executive Chef, from Miami, FL (charity: Our Pride Academy) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Hugh Mangum, Executive Chef and Owner from New York, NY (charity: Share Our Strength) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Emily Chapman, Sous Chef from New York, NY (charity: Shepherd's Circle Foundation) (winner)


Notes: This was a Thanksgiving themed episode. All four contestants were Chopped Champions returning to win money for their charity of choice. Judging them were three Iron Chefs from Iron Chef America (with Alex also being a regular Chopped judge). By winning this episode, Chef Emily Chapman became the first four-time Chopped champion.

43713"Espresso Express"November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)

Contestants:

  • Cybille St. Aude, Sous Chef from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brandon Williams, Chef de Cuisine from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lawrence Ofori, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Michael Castellon, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)
43814"Weird Twist"November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)

Contestants:

  • Jay Reifel, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tom Coughlan, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ana Gonzales, Executive Chef from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nick Testa, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was "weird food" in every basket. The babbouche in the appetizer round is a Moroccan snail dish.

43915"Chopped Grand Holiday"December 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)

Contestants:

  • Diana Sabater, Chef from Philadelphia, PA (charity: Esperanza) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Darius Peacock, Executive Chef from Trenton, NJ (charity: Good Shepherd Services) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sophina Uong, Executive Chef from Oakland, CA (charity: Camp Okizu) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Greenberg, Executive Chef from Norwalk, CT (charity: Mowat-Wilson Syndrome) (winner)


Notes: This was a holiday themed episode. All four contestants were Chopped Grand Champions returning to win money for their charity of choice. The chefs were given 30 minutes in the appetizer round instead of the usual 20 to allow time to properly butcher and cook the goose breast. The veggie plate in the appetizer round mainly consisted of broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes, arranged to look like a Christmas tree. The festive pretzels in the dessert round were pretzel sticks dipped in green candy coating and sprinkled with silver nonpareils. By winning this episode, Chef Adam Greenberg became the first male four-time Chopped champion (and the second overall chef to achieve it; with the first chef having achieved it only two episodes earlier in the Thanksgiving episode).

44016"True Grits"December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)

Contestants:

  • B.J. Chester-Tamayo, Chef & Owner from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jean Gabriel, Chef & Co-Owner from Stamford, CT (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tres Barnard, Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Steve Costanzo, Chef & Owner from Stamford, CT (winner)


Notes: Each basket in this episode contained some form of grits. Chef B.J. cut herself in the last seconds of the appetizer round, leaving enough blood on her station and plates to deem her dish unsafe to eat. The judges allowed her to bring over her non-contaminated components from her station for them to taste after the other chefs granted her permission to do so.

44117"Cocktail Party"December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)

Contestants:

  • Josh Moore, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Catt Rolland, Pastry Chef & Sous Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Charles Disa, Chef & Caterer from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dave Martin, Chef Consultant from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was cocktail food, with each contestant having to make small dishes suited for a cocktail party. They also had to prepare an alcoholic drink to pair with each dish. The rounds were extended by an extra 10 minutes to account for cocktail preparation (30 minutes in the first round and 40 minutes in the second and third rounds). The guest judge, Lauren Gerrie, was a previous Chopped winner from season 6 ('A Cornish Mess') and part 3 in the 2011 Chopped Champions tournament.

44218"Amped for Ramps"December 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)

Contestants:

  • Rochelle Honeygan, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dallas Martinez, Executive Chef from Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • John Brennan, Chef and Owner from New Haven, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tristen Epps, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)
44319"Mardi Gras Goals"February 6, 2018 (2018-02-06)

Contestants:

  • Byron Bradley, Chef de Cuisine from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brandon Green, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Austin Kirzner, Executive Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Syrena Johnson, Private Chef & Caterer from New Orleans, LA (winner)


Notes: All the contestants were from New Orleans and the theme of the baskets centered around Mardi Gras.

44420"Dim Sum Yum"March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)

Contestants:

  • Adam Sherris, Sushi Chef from Denver, CO (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Caitlin Salisbury, Chef from Kingston, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lina Lynn, Chef and Owner from Jackson, MS (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Paulikas, Executive Sous Chef from Philadelphia, PA (winner)

Season 36 (2017–18)Edit

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4451"Better Duck Next Time"December 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)

Contestants:

  • Jonathan Scinto, Private Chef from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Amanda Henson, Chef and Owner from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Andrew Welenken, Executive Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jamaal Taherzadeh, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: The tiered cheese tower in the appetizer round contained Tete de Moine, Tomme de Savoie, cupola and a Spanish cheese. The 'frankfurter crown roast' in the entrée round was a bunch of hotdogs bundled together in a standing ring to resemble a "crown roast" of meat. The 'moose ears' in the dessert round were pieces of fried, sugary dough drizzled with caramel sauce. Guest judge Jonathan Sawyer has previously been a contestant on Chopped (Grill Masters Napa).

4462"Gold Medal Games: Frying"January 2, 2018 (2018-01-02)

Contestants:

  • Abel Gonzales, Chef and Partner from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Anthony Serrano, Executive Chef and Owner from Chandler, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Allen Nguyen, Chef and Partner from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sarah Wade, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: Part 1 of a 5-part tournament with a prize of $50,000 in the finale. In this episode, all four chefs were known for their expertise in frying and were required to fry something in every round. Unlike past frying episodes, there was an extra deep fryer in the kitchen instead of providing each chef a preheated pot of oil.

4473"Gold Medal Games: Grilling"January 9, 2018 (2018-01-09)

Contestants:

  • Maria Mazon, Executive Chef and Owner from Tucson, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jay Ducote, Chef and Restaurateur from Baton Rouge, LA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eric Thomas, Chef and Pitmaster from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lynnae Oxley-Loupe, Chef and Pitmaster from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of a 5-part tournament. In this episode, all four contestants were known for their skill on the grill and were required to grill something in every round. The stove tops were outfitted with grill sheets, but the chefs were permitted to use the ovens.

4484"Gold Medal Games: Fast!"January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)

Contestants:

  • Manny Slomovitz, Executive Chef from Cincinnati, OH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Joe Passanante, Chef de Cuisine from Queens, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Griffin Paulin, Chef and Owner from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ken Harvey, Executive Chef from Tucson, AZ (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of a 5-part tournament. In this episode, all four competitors were known for their speed in the kitchen. Keeping in line with this theme, each round was 5 minutes shorter than normal (the appetizer round was 15 minutes, while the entrée and dessert rounds were 25 minutes each).

4495"Gold Medal Games: Baking"January 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)

Contestants:

  • Jeremy Fogg, Pastry Chef from New Orleans, LA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Keris Kuwana, Executive Pastry Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Michael Gillet, Executive Pastry Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, Pastry Chef and Owner from Washington, D.C (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of a 5-part tournament. In this episode, all four contestants were pastry chefs who specialized in desserts and baking. They were required to bake something in every round. The roasted head of cauliflower was topped with pomegranate seeds and mint. In the dessert round, Chef Michael failed to bake anything in his dish which led to his elimination.

4506"Gold Medal Games: Grand Finale"January 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)

Contestants:

  • Ken Harvey, Executive Chef from Tucson, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, Pastry Chef and Owner from Washington, D.C (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lynnae Oxley-Loupe, Chef and Pitmaster from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sarah Wade, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: Final part of the gold medal tournament. The winner gets $50,000. Unlike the previous episodes, there was no set theme for the finale (though different ingredients seemed to represent the past four themes; something grilled, something fried, something baked etc.)

4517"Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!"February 13, 2018 (2018-02-13)

Contestants:

  • Josip Franc, Executive Pastry Chef from Bernardsville, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Philippe Fallait, Chef and Owner from Astoria, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Marissa Delgado, Executive Pastry Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melanie Moss, Pastry Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was chocolate. The contestants had to make chocolate desserts in every round; specifically candy in the first round, cake in the second, and ice cream in the third. The first round was extended to 30 minutes, the second round was extended to 60 minutes, and the third round was the usual 30 minutes (with an extra ice cream machine brought in). The love potion cocktail in the third round was composed of white chocolate liqueur, vodka, pomegranate juice, and strawberries.

4528"The Light Stuff"February 20, 2018 (2018-02-20)

Contestants:

  • Joshua Wiggins, Sous Chef from Red Bank, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Isaac Rios, Chef and Cafe Manager from Chandler, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mattia Meneghetti, Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Celeste Rogers, Chef and Instructor from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was "healthy eats" with healthy, light ingredients in every basket. The snack box in the entree round consisted of two eggs, cheese, apple slices, grapes, peanut butter, and bread.

4539"Epic Eats"February 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)

Contestants:

  • C.J. Hamm, Executive Chef from Tucson, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Joseph Yoon, Private Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jennifer Russo, Chef and Owner from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jillian Moskites, Food Truck Chef from Middletown, CT (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was at least one "epic", indulgent ingredient in every basket.

45410"Pork on the Brain"March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)

Contestants:

  • Donald Hawk, Sous Chef, The Gladly, Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Laura Licona, Culinary Director, Emma's Torch, Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ryan Andre, Executive Chef, City Pork Brassierie & Bar, Baton Rouge, LA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christian Hayes, Chef and Owner, Dandelion Catering, Yarmouth, ME (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was pork in every basket. The pork chops in the first basket were given to the chefs as a whole rib roast.

45511"Fat Chance"March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)

Contestants:

  • Marco Barrila, Chef and Owner from Southampton, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tami Treadwell, Chef and Owner from Harlem, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christopher Harris, Executive Chef and Owner from Portland, ME (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jennifer Caraway, Chef and Founder from Phoenix, AZ (winner)
45612"You've Been Canned"April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)

Contestants:

  • Sunshine Flagg, Chef & Owner from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dave Sclarow, Chef & Co-Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christopher Zabita, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Hannah Wong, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)
45713"Million-Dollar Meals"June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)

Contestants:

  • Jonathan Scallion, Private Chef, Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Madeleine Dee, Executive Chef & Owner from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Chris Brugman, Executive Sous Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Johnny Church, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: Each basket in this episode had high-end, expensive ingredients. This was the first episode that touted Martha Stewart as a new Chopped judge (though she has guest judged on Chopped Junior in the past). The high-roller bagel was topped with cream cheese, Riesling gelee, and gold leaf. The Wagyu bacon cheeseburger was topped with lettuce and goose pate. The camel milk chocolate was provided by Martha Stewart from her trip to Dubai. Chef Jonathan Scallion has competed on the 11th season of Hell's Kitchen and placed 3rd.

Season 37 (2018–19)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
4581"Luck of the Irish"March 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)

Contestants:

  • Andrei Enikeev, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alex Galvis, Sous Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Scott Hynes, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kathleen O'Brien-Price, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Each basket in this episode had at least one food from Ireland.

4592"Wild Game Plan"April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)

Contestants:

  • John Chambers, Company Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tandy Peterson, Chef de Cuisine from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • James Richards, Chef de Cuisine from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Noam Bilitzer, Sous Chef from Louisville, KY (winner)


Notes: Every basket in this episode featured wild game in some form. Guest judge Angie Mar was the winner of the second Chopped: Grill Masters tournament.

4603"A Frog Leg Up"April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)

Contestants:

  • Paco Cortes, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Frank Bilotti, Sous Chef from Staten Island, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Austin Miller, Chef & Owner from Portland, ME (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Aerin Zavory, Corporate Chef from Hamden, CT (winner)


Notes: Chef Frank Bilotti has also competed on the 13 season of reality cooking competition Hell's Kitchen.

4614"Sensational Sandwiches"April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)

Contestants:

  • Danielle Leoni, Chef & Owner from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Adam Burress, Chef & Co-Owner from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Justin Beckett, Chef & Owner from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Matt Storch, Chef & Owner from Norwalk, CT, (winner)


Notes: The chefs were required to make sandwiches in every round.

4625"Leftover Takeover"May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01)

Contestants:

  • Michael Compean, Executive Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ashley Goddard, Sous Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rich Hinojosa, Executive Chef & Co-Owner from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Evan Hennessey, Executive Chef & Owner from Dover, NH (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was leftovers in every basket. The leftover steak was bone-in strip steak cooked rare. The veggie platter contained celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, and romanesco cauliflower.

4636"Hush Puppy Love"May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)

Contestants:

  • Kelli Thompson, Executive Chef from Portland, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Greg Nalley, Chef & Owner from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Julian Elfedayni-Connell, Sous Chef from Mystic, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rachel LeGloahec, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was U.S. southern ingredients in every basket. The fried chicken in the second round was Kentucky Fried Chicken, still in its bucket (presumably marking it as a sponsor of the show because name brand ingredients are usually obscured).

4647"Surf and Turf"May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)

Contestants:

  • Alexis Trolf, Chef & Owner from Long Beach, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sasha Grumman, Chef de Cuisine from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jason Daly, Executive Chef from Vinalhaven, ME (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Franco Robazetti, Executive Chef from Jersey City, NJ (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was some form of seafood and meat ("surf and turf") in every basket.

4658"Under the Cuban Sun"September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)

Contestants:

  • Louie Estrada, Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ricardo Barreras, Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Claudia Muñiz, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tatiana Rosana, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was Cuban ingredients in every basket with Cuban-born chefs participating.

4669"Tacos and Tequila"September 25, 2018 (2018-09-25)

Contestants:

  • Samantha Roberts, Corporate Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jake McPeck, Food Truck Chef/Owner from Orange County, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eric Tran, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tommy D'Ambrosio, Executive Chef and Owner from Phoenix, AZ (winner)


Notes: The baskets in this episode featured taco ingredients and different tequilas.

46710"Rocky Mountain Masters"December 25, 2018 (2018-12-25)

Contestants:

  • Dylan Boepple, Lead Line Cook from Portland, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Cedric Gayon, Chef Tournant from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • James Trees, Chef and Owner from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tara Khattar, Caterer and Food Consultant from New York, NY (winner)
46811"Chicken Challenge"February 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)

Contestants:

  • Christian Souvenir, Chef de Tournant from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Peng Looi, Executive Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Erica Lent, Executive Sous Chef from Greenwich, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dallas McGarity, Chef & Owner from Louisville, KY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was chicken in every round.

46912"Beer and Brats"February 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)

Contestants:

  • Meghan Levins, Executive Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marc Lamash, Chef from Garrison, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ian Ray, Private Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lanny Chin, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: This episode was German themed with a German guest judge. The baskets featured beer and bratwurst. The "beer flight" in the second round consisted of two sour ales, an IPA, and a Scottish ale, all of which were provided by a Nashville brewery owned by regular Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan.

47013"Team Ice Cream"June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)

Contestants:

  • Brant Dadaleares, Chef and Owner from Portland, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alycia Harrington, Line Cook from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sakari Smithwick, Chef de Partie from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jessica Quinn, Pastry Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was ice cream in every round, and the chefs had to make ice cream in the dessert round. The cheeseburger in round 1 had a fried ice cream ball as one of the toppings (along with lettuce, cheese and tomato). Chef Brant forgot one of his ingredients which led to his elimination. The salad in round 2 was a salad with a scoop of frozen ranch dressing. A second ice cream machine was brought in for the dessert round.

Season 38 (2018–19)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
4711"Plum Luck"May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)

Contestants:

  • Alejandro Perez, Executive Chef (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Anthony Brynildsen, Chef de Partie (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dalia David, Private Chef (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Allison, Chef and Owner (winner)
4722"Hot Off the Grill!"May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22)

Contestants:

  • Matthew Katakis from Queens, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jacob Styburski from Irvington, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Elizabeth Bova from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lynette Mosher from Danvers, MA (winner)
4733"Bowled Over"June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)

Contestants:

  • Jeff Kraus, Chef and Owner from Tempe, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Castro, Chef de Cuisine from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Carinna Acevedo, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Yuri Szarzewski, Executive Chef and Owner from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: Every dish in this episode had to be served and presented in a bowl.

4744"Doughnut Dash"June 19, 2018 (2018-06-19)

Contestants:

  • Francis Legge, Executive Pastry Chef from Queens, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lindsey Farr, Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Huascar Aquino, Pastry Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joyce Bucad, Assistant Pastry Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was doughnuts in every basket, and the chefs had to make doughnuts in the final round. The dough in the third round basket was made by Martha Stewart.

4755"Room for 'Shrooms"July 10, 2018 (2018-07-10)

Contestants:

  • Richard Daniel Meissner, Line Cook from South Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Enzo Pezone, Chef & Owner from Manhattan, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Brubaker, Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Matthew Ginn, Executive Chef from Portland, ME (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was mushrooms in every basket with an additional, wide variety of mushrooms in the pantry.

4766"Beach Bites"July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)

Contestants:

  • Sean Collins, Chef de Cuisine from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • David Belknap, Executive Chef & Co-Founder from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Paul Castro, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rachael Polhill, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode had beach and sea-themed ingredients in every basket (meaning seafood as well as picnic-type foods that people might take and eat at the beach). The sweet starfish in round 2 were rice crispy treats shaped like stars. The rum runner in round 3 was a cocktail consisting of dark and light rums, pineapple juice, banana liqueur, and cranberry juice.

4777"Bar Fight"January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)

Contestants:

  • Juyoung Kang, Lead Bartender from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Moses Laboy, Beverage Manager from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jeremy Ross, Beverage Director from Ashburn, VA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jason Asher, Owner & Mixologist from Phoenix, AZ (winner)


Notes: Each basket had at least one bar food/ingredient and all four contestants were bartenders. Though it was not mandatory, some contestants made cocktails to pair with their dishes.

4788"Nourish and Flourish"January 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)

Contestants:

  • Danielle Ennesser-Quirino, Chef & Owner from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Lex Grant, Private Chef & Owner from Newark, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jacob Pitts, Executive Sous Chef from Manassas, VA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jermain Edwards, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was "good food that's good for you", meaning lighter and healthier ingredients in every basket and every dish. In the entree round Lex forgot to plate a basket ingredient (chocolate with chili).

4799"Deadly Catch"January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)

Contestants:

  • Ken Arneson, Executive chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sarah Wong, Butcher & Catering Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Will Gilson, Chef & owner from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joshua Moore, Executive chef & co-owner from Louisville, KY (winner)


Notes: Each basket had seafood ingredients that were dangerous to obtain. In the dessert round, hammers were provided to help the chefs crack open the caltrops, and Ted warned the chefs that the caltrops were toxic if not cooked.

48010"Wonton Wonder"February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)

Contestants:

  • Nicole Palazzolo, Chef & Co-Owner from Malden, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tarun Kapoor, Chef & Owner from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Patrick Carter, Executive Chef from New Albany, IN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kristina Wisneski, Executive Chef from Bryn Mawr, PA (winner)
48111"Meat Your Match"March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)

Contestants:

  • Samantha Naomi, Butcher from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Judy Yao, Butcher from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Erin Hockey, Butcher from Worcester, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Elise Miller, Butcher from Portland, ME (winner)


Notes: All four chefs were female butchers. All rounds were entree rounds consisting of 45 minutes to allow enough time to butcher the proteins. The meat in each basket were pieces so large that they had to be grabbed from the pantry.

48212"Gefilte Dish"March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)

Contestants:

  • J. Amonson, Executive Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Carolina Curtin, Executive Chef from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Justin Kingsley Hall, Chef de Cuisine from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Claude Lewis, Chef de Cuisine from Jersey City, NJ (winner)
48313"Dill Dilemma"May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)

Contestants:

  • John "Doc" Dougherty, Chef de Cuisine from Asbury Park, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Melissa O'Shea, Head Chef from Point Pleasant, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Liz Kwon, Chef & Co-Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • John Courtney, Culinary Director from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: Chef John Courtney cut his knuckle in the third round.

Season 39 (2018–19)Edit

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No. in
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TitleOriginal air date
4841"Think Small!"June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26)

Contestants:

  • Tavis Rockwell, Executive Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Adam Pusateri, Chef and Owner from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Paula Alencar, Sous Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Thomas Tapat, Sous Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: The theme of this round was small plates in every round. The chefs had to create at least two different tasting plates for the judges to share. The first round lasted 30 minutes instead of 20 to allow adequate time to make multiple different dishes.

4852"Lamb Slam"July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03)

Contestants:

  • Elliot Williams, Director of Culinary from Westford, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Asia Mei, Chef & Owner from South Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Zach Pratt, Chef & Owner from Lewiston, ME (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nicholas Poulmentis, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)
4863"Wellington Woes"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)

Contestants:

  • Justin Woodard, Corporate Executive Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Landen Garcia, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Elyssa Kaplan, Sous Chef from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Laura Gonzalez, Chef de Cuisine from Paradise Valley, AZ (winner)
4874"Breakfast Battle"December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)

Contestants:

  • Teerawong "Yo" Nanthavatsiri, Chef and Owner from Manhattan, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Dixon, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brianna Bowering, Sous Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eric Felitto, Chef and Owner from Fairfield, CT (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was breakfast. The contestants had to make breakfast versions of each round (appetizer, entrée, dessert) and there was at least one breakfast ingredient in each basket. The round 1 "breakfast in bread" ingredient was eggs and bacon in a sourdough breadbowl.

4885"Pizza Poetry"March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)

Contestants:

  • Giulio Adriani, Restaurateur and Pizzaiolo from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Vincent Rotolo, Owner and Head Pizzaiolo from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the entrée)
  • John Arena, Owner and Co-founder from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nino Coniglio, Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The competitors were "pizzaiolos" ‒ chefs specializing in making pizza ‒ who had to make pizza in every round. Round 1 was extended to 30 minutes to allow the chefs enough time to cook their pizzas.

4896"Dollar Dishes"March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)

Contestants:

  • Stephan Brezinsky, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Allen Fisher, Executive Sous Chef from Woodstock, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sebastian Wijata, Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Figgy DiBenedetto, Chef and Owner from Portland, ME (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was low-cost ingredients in every basket.

4907"Pasta Possibilities"April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)

Contestants:

  • Massimiliano Eandi, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Allison Fasano, Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Andy Richmer, Chef and Owner from Madison, IN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Pawan Pinisetti, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was pasta. The contestants had to make pasta in every round. The pantry had various types of pastas that the chefs could use.

4918"You've Got Snail"April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)

Contestants:

  • Ilson Goncalves, Chef and Owner from Montclair, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Darius Chase, Sous Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Aless Mac Carthy, Owner/Caterer from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Anna Vocaturo, Chef Partner from Washington, D.C (winner)


Notes: The stuffed croissant in the second round was matcha tea flavored and stuffed with lemon curd. At the end of the second round, Chef Darius discovered he cut himself, and as a result his dishes couldn't be tasted due to a possible contamination. In the third round, Chef Anna also cut herself but caught the injury in time, and had to redo her dish.

4929"Squab Goals"April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)

Contestants:

  • Chris Moore, Chef from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Coco Kim, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Janene Holig, Executive Chef and Co-Founder from Minneapolis, MN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nick LaRosa, Executive Chef and Owner from Phoenix, AZ (winner)
49310"Viewers Rule"April 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)

Contestants:

  • Lex Taylor, Chef and Owner from Ossining, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Stavros Karipides, Chef and Owner from Greenwich, CT (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Aziza 'Z' Young, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eyhab 'Happy' Hatab, Executive Chef from Mount Laurel, NJ (winner)


Notes: All of the basket ingredients were chosen by the fans via social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Chef Z competed in the 16th season of Hell's Kitchen.

49411"Belly of the Beast"April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)

Contestants:

  • Justin Loo, Executive Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mac Jarvis, Chef de Cuisine from Jackson Hole, WY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lucas Billheimer, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Matt Migliore, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was different animal belly meat in each basket. The chicken cocktail in round 2 contained gin, salt, pepper, and a raw chicken egg. The piggy dumpling in round 3 was a steamed bun that looked like a pig (with edible nose, eyes, and ears) and was filled with custard. In round 1, Chef Justin plated a sauce on two plates with one of the basket ingredients (pickled ramps) after time was called, leading to his elimination. In round 2, Chef Mac forgot the lamb's lettuce and chicken cocktail on 1 of his plates, resulting in him getting eliminated. All 4 chefs were men, though Chef Mac said he had recently identified as transgender.

49512"Brunch Brilliance"May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)

Contestants:

  • Matt Drummond, Executive Chef from South Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jamie Landers, Chef and Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Bahr Rapaport, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Gregory Headen, Sous Chef from Philadelphia, PA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was brunch, with every basket containing ingredients associated with brunch. The boozy cereal in round 3 was cinnamon squares in a cup of cream and Caribbean rum.

49613"Eat Your Veggies"May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)

Contestants:

  • Joe Cadina, Executive Sous Chef from Las Vegas, NV (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tamara Stanger, Executive Chef from Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mike Joyce, Chef de Cuisine from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Cory Oppold, Executive Chef from Scottsdale, AZ (winner)


Notes: This was a vegetable-centric episode with vegetables in every basket.

Season 40 (2018–19)Edit

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4971"Fire it Up!"July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)

Contestants:

  • Marissa Bergen, Firefighter & Paramedic from Trenton, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Triscari, Firefighter & Chef Owner from New Rochelle, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Monkonjay Gray, Firefighter & Cheesecake Chef from Greensboro, NC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Daniel Brelsford, Firefighter & Cooking Instructor from Bridgeport, CT (winner)


Notes: All the contestants in this episode were firefighters. Firehouse Subs sponsored this episode and donated $25,000 to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in honor of the competitors. Marissa cut herself in Round 1. A second deep-fryer was provided in the appetizer round to help ensure all the chefs managed to cook the chicken wings. The cherries jubilee in the third round was presented in a pan and on fire, inside the basket, surprising the competitors. This episode was dedicated to Keith Young, an FDNY firefighter and Chopped Champion who died on March 17, 2018.

4982"Whiz Kid Cooks"September 4, 2018 (2018-09-04)

Contestants:

  • Ryan Greenberg (age 12) from Livingston, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Django Santalis (age 10) from Patterson, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Pipa Hardin (age 12) from Campbell, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rachel Goldzal (age 12) from Staten Island, NY (winner)


Notes: The contestants in this episode were all children. Instead of the usual 20 minutes, the first round was extended to 30 minutes. In the third round, the kids were given miniature gumball machines filled with candy and a roll of quarters to get the candy out.

4993"Halloween Hijinks"October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02)

Contestants:

  • Edwin Anthony Rodriguez, Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Samantha Sanz, Chef de Cuisine from Scottsdale, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Marino Rosato, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christine Hazel, Traveling Chef from Philadelphia, PA (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween themed episode. In the first round: the "rat" meatballs were regular meatballs with edible fake rat ears and eyes on it, the "mac o'lanterns" were orange bell peppers carved into jack o'lantern faces and filled with mac and cheese, and the eye-tini was a martini with a fake eyeball (lychee with blueberry) stuck in it. In the second round: the shrimp cocktail was served in chilled gelatin inside a prop head bust, and the loaded mashed potatoes had a spider web design piped on with sour cream. In the third round: the "creepy crawlies" were dates cut to resemble bugs, and the meringue was in the shape of bones. Chef Christine Hazel also appeared on Season 14 of Hell's Kitchen.

5004"Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 1"October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)

Contestants:


Notes: This was the first of a five-part tournament, where sixteen past champions competed. The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, where they competed for $50,000. In the appetizer round, Franco forgot the carrots but moved on because Syrena did not cook her smelt. The judges did not eat her dish as a result, citing the risks of parasites from freshwater fish.

5015"Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 2"October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the second part of a five-part tournament.

5026"Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 3"October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the third part of a five-part tournament.

5037"Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 4"October 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the fourth part of a five-part tournament.

5048"Chopped Champs Throwdown: Finale"November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the final part of a five-part tournament.

5059"Thankful Siblings"November 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)

Contestants:

  • Ted and Lisa Allen (charity: Reach Higher) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marc and Paul Murphy (charity: No Kid Hungry) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Maneet and Reeti Chauhan (charity: March of Dimes) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Amanda and Jason Freitag (charity: God's Love We Deliver) (winner)


Notes: This was a Thanksgiving themed episode where three Chopped judges, and Ted Allen, were joined by their siblings to compete for their charities of choice. Since Ted was competing, the judges took turns performing his hosting duties, and unveiling who got chopped each round (Scott presented the first round, Tiffani presented the second round, and Chris presented the third round).

50610"Tea Eggs and Sympathy"November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)

Contestants:

  • Leah Eubanks, Sous Chef from Nashville, TE (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nicole Poirier, Private Chef/Caterer from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Pujan Sarkar, Chef De Cuisine from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eli Dunn, Chef and Owner from Warren, RI (winner)
50711"Holly Jolly Grandmas"December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)

Contestants:

  • Altina Lester, Retired Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Charisse Chavers, Head Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Norma Knepp, Chef & Owner from Lancaster, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ceil Vardar, Retired Caterer from Norwich, CT (winner)


Notes: This was a holiday themed episode where grandmothers competed, all of them working or having worked in the kitchen professionally. The first round was increased to 30 minutes instead of the usual 20 minutes.

50812"It's a Sibling Thing"January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)

Contestants:

  • Quinn Walmer (age 11) & Lyla Walmer (age 9) from Bridgewater, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jackson Rockmel (age 14) & Skyler Rockmel (age 12) from Berkeley, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sara Bonic (age 14) & Sammy Bonic (age 12) from Cantonsville, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Arielle Wayner (age 13) & Alfie Wayner (age 9) from New Rochelle, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a team cook episode where the duos were young siblings. As with most other child-themed Chopped episodes, the first round was extended to 30 minutes.

50913"Hotdog Hotshots"July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)

Contestants:

  • Ricardo Arias, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Steven Oliver, Chef & Owner from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Britni Nelson, Sous Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jeff Martino, Chef de Cuisine from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was hot dogs in every basket. There were also several different types of hot dogs in the pantry (from venison sausage to cocktail weenies). The "wieners in a quilt" in the third round were hot dogs rolled in crescent dough.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chou, Jessica (2012-07-10). "The Best 'Chopped' Application You'll Read All Day". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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