Chopped After Hours

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Chopped After Hours
Presented byTed Allen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14

Chopped After Hours is an American cooking show on the Food Network, hosted by Ted Allen.[1][2]


A spin-off of Chopped, this show features a similar format with mandatory ingredients and time restriction.[3] Episodes consist of three segments, each featuring the judges from a different Chopped episode. The judges are given one of that episode's mystery ingredient baskets and must cook a dish that incorporates them. No one is eliminated or declared the winner; instead, the judges and Ted Allen taste each other's dishes and comment on them.[4]


  • All episode titles include the word "and".

Season 1[edit]

No. Title/original air date 1st segment 2nd segment 3rd segment
Ingredients Competitors Ingredients Competitors Ingredients Competitors
1 "All-Stars Finale, Dads, and Chocolate" September 15, 2015 "All Stars Tournament Grand Finale" appetizer: fish carcass, tasso ham, Calabrian chilies, purple potatoes Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant "Four Fathers" appetizer: Dover sole, sour cream, salt & vinegar potato chips, red Russian kale Chris Santos, Scott Conant, Maneet Chauhan "Chocolate Competition" entrée: chocolate cake pops, white chocolate cocoa mix, quail, chilies Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sanchez
2 "Trash Fish, Breakfast, and Spicy" September 22, 2015 "Dread and Breakfast" breakfast: coffee cake, mimosa, breakfast sausage, chocolate cream-filled eggs Chris Santos, Scott Conant, Aarón Sanchez "Tendon Intentions" entrée: porgy (trash fish), olive tapenade, blood oranges, vermicelli noodles Geoffrey Zakarian, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy "Hot Stuff" dessert: chili pepper honey, pink lemons, canary melon, devil's tres leches cake Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan
3 "Rock Stars, Lamb Entrées, and Late Night" September 29, 2015 "Late Night Food Brawl" dessert: rice & cheese burrito, chocolate milk, whipped cream, apple pie Geoffrey Zakarian, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant "Burn for the Worse" entrée: rack of lamb, mint julep, eggplant, apple spice cake Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos "Rock Stars" dessert: spiced German liqueur, lemon rolls, rock candy, ginger Aarón Sanchez, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos
4 "Short Order, Celebrity Finale, and Food Truck" October 6, 2015 "Tournament of Stars Finale" dessert: blueberry goat cheese, churros, pecans, champagne Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy "Food Truck Fight" entrée: whole suckling pig, fiddlehead ferns, kebab sauces, corn tortillas Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sanchez "Short Order Cooks" dessert: banana pudding, vanilla ice cream, icing, brownie mix Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, Chris Santos
5 "Carnival, Redemption, and Thanksgiving" October 13, 2015 "Return and Redeem" entrée: red snapper, sour candy gummy belts, quinoa, pickled turnips Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Geoffrey Zakarian (host: Alex Guarnaschelli) "Wild Ride" entrée: hot beef sundae, fried spiced ham, fried cheese ravioli, asparagus Maneet Chauhan, Ted Allen, Scott Conant (host: Geoffrey Zakarian) "A Chopped Thanksgiving" entrée: whole turkey, giblet gravy, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie ice cream Maneet Chauhan, Ted Allen, Chris Santos (host: Alex Guarnaschelli)
6 "Halloween, Grandma, and Meatballs" October 20, 2015 "A Chopped Halloween" dessert: day-of-the-dead cookies, boo-nilla shakes, chocolate-covered bugs, watermelon brain Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli "Grandma vs. Grandma" dessert: meatloaf mix, Old Fashioned, sweet potatoes, green beans Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos "Meatball Madness" appetizer: lamb shanks, ginger, baby leeks, crème brûlée Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian
7 "Bizarre Foods, April Fools' Day, and Barbecue" October 27, 2015 "Bizarre Baskets" dessert: goat heads, flaming shiso, blue foot mushrooms, kholodets Chris Santos, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian "Big Barbecue Bout" entrée: North Carolina barbecue sauce, avocado, rainbow chards, spare ribs Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan "Fake Cake, Real Stakes" dessert: candy, pound cake, fruit purée, buttermilk Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli
8 "Halloween, Striped Bass Entrées, and Pizza" November 3, 2015 "Pizza Perfect" entrée: deep dish pizza dough, rabbit escabeche, Swiss chard, pineapple cheese spread Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli (host: Aarón Sanchez) "Without Missing a Beet" entrée: pink beans, sofrito, coconut chocolate bar, striped bass Aarón Sanchez, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos (host: Alex Guarnaschelli) "Extreme Halloween" appetizer: potato crisps, eels, candy bats, congealed pig's blood Chris Santos, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

Season 2[edit]

No. Title/original air date 1st segment 2nd segment 3rd segment
Ingredients Competitors Ingredients Competitors Ingredients Competitors
1 "Redemption and Fried Foods" July 5, 2016 "T.G.I. Fry-day" entrée: cube steak, pickled green tomatoes, duck fat, chocolate sandwich cookies Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag "Military Vets" dessert: lemonade, ballpark peanuts, marshmallow cereal treats, peaches Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli "Redeemed or Re-chopped?" appetizer: vegan lobster, chop suey, hot mustard, winter melon Marcus Samuelsson, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sanchez
2 "Family, College, and Chicken" July 12, 2016 "Family Affair" appetizer: pork roll, pizza dough, baby eggplant, Chinese spaghetti sauce Geoffrey Zakarian, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan "College Challenge" entrée: strip steaks, ranch dressing, broccoli, pizza turnovers Chris Santos, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sanchez "Count Your Chickens" dessert: chicken suckers, farm-fresh eggs, fruitcake, chicken fat Aarón Sanchez, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson
3 "Thanksgiving, moms, and sitcom moms" July 19, 2016 "Sitcom Moms" appetizer: portobello mushrooms, sour cream, spinach, TV dinner Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag "Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars" appetizer: leftover mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, turkey Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sanchez "Momumental" entrée: carrot baby food, mustard greens, pork butt, red quinoa Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli
4 "Mac & Cheese, Grandpas, and Circus" July 26, 2016 "Mac & Cheese" appetizer: mac & cheese, Canadian bacon, Swiss chard, monkfish Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sanchez, Maneet Chauhan "Battle of the Grandpas" entrée: London broil, rutabaga, broccoli rabe, peanut butter taffy bites Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sanchez "Circus Spectacular" dessert: snow cone, popcorn, sour cream, funnel cake Alex Guarnaschelli, Ron Ben-Israel, Scott Conant
5 "Pub Food, Holiday, and Mother-Daughter-In-Law" August 2, 2016 "In-Laws, in Teams!" appetizer: lasagna, onion blossom chips, arugula, wine purse Amanda Freitag, Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli "Holiday Cooking" entrée: beef tenderloin, gingersnap cocktail, potato latkes, tzimmes Scott Conant, Aarón Sanchez, Geoffrey Zakarian "Chopped Gastropub" appetizer: house-cured bacon, deviled eggs, fish cheeks, house-made pickles Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli
6 "Chocolate, Bizarre Foods, and Sweetness" August 9, 2016 "Chopped Desserts!" chocolate: Mississippi mud pie, maraschino cherries, brie, potato crisps Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, Maneet Chauhan "Bizarre Battle" entrée: pork bung, hot sauce jelly beans, farro, pork dust Aarón Sanchez, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos "Cooking with Bass" dessert: zucchini, chocolate-covered raisins, peanut brittle, vanilla liqueur Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag


  1. ^ "'Chopped' judges let their hair down 'After Hours'". 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ "First Episode: 'Chopped After Hours'".
  3. ^ Harans, Laine Doss, Julie (27 February 2016). "SOBEWFF 2016: Chopped's Amanda Freitag and Marc Murphy Dish About Their TV Show, Cooking, and Bloody Marys".
  4. ^ Feder, Julianne (10 August 2016). "9 Things You Didn't Know About 'Chopped'".

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