List of Chopped episodes

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This is the list of episodes for the Food Network competition reality series Chopped. New episodes are broadcast on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Series overview[edit]

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)
46TBAJuly 14, 2020 (2020-07-14)TBA
47TBAApril 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)TBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 41 (2018–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
5101"Ultimate Redemption"December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)

Contestants:

  • Seis Kamimura, Executive Chef from Seattle, WA (Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay Tournament) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Wallace, Executive Chef from Jackson, MS (Alton's Challenge Tournament) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lynnae Oxley-Loupe, Chef and Pitmaster from Portland, OR (Gold Medal Games Tournament) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stephen Coe, Executive Chef from Plymouth, MA (Grill Masters 2017 Tournament) (winner)


Notes: This episode featured runners-up from various multi-episode Chopped tournaments who didn't win their final rounds.

5112"Game On!"January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)

Contestants:

  • Jennifer Bajsel, Owner & Executive Chef from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Aaron Morrisey, Sous Chef from Edgewater, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Stephen Hayek, Owner & Executive Chef from Highlands, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • John Bedingfield, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (winner)


Notes: Each basket had typical sports/football fan food.

5123"Three Cheers for Chocolate!"February 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)

Contestants:

  • Michelle Poteaux, Pastry Chef & Owner from Alexandria, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Julian Plyter, Pastry Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dan Huynh, Executive Pastry Chef from Cupertino, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melodie Asseraf, Pastry Chef & Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a special all-desserts episode with all pastry chefs. There was chocolate in every basket; the first round was dark chocolate, the second round was milk chocolate, and the third round was white chocolate. The first round was extended to 30 minutes. Chef Dan forgot an ingredient in both the second and third round, leading to him getting chopped.

5134"Bacon, Burgers and Beer!"May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)

Contestants:

  • Nicole Roarke, Chef Consultant from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jonathan Shepard, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Diego Sanchez, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Brittany Rescigno, Head Chef from Sunnyvale, CA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was bacon in the appetizer round, burger ingredients in the entree round, and beer in the dessert round. The gourmet burger blend was a blend of short rib, brisket, and flat iron.

5145"Just Add Cheese!"June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)

Contestants:

  • Zack Davis-Wooldridge, Executive Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Laura Meyer, Head Pizzaiolo from Sacramento, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rahaf Amer, Executive Chef from Nashville, TN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lanfranco Paliotti, Head Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a cheese themed episode with cheese in every basket. The lemon soda in the first round was an Italian style "limonata" (despite having the brand name obscured, it seemed to be San Pellegrino). The ants in the second round were dried and flavored with basil.

5156"Holy Bologna!"June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18)

Contestants:

  • Kat Britt, Lead Line Cook from Nashville, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Doug Rodrigues, Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Roe Dileo, Chef & Food Director from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jay Rohlfing, Executive Chef from Towson, MD (winner)


Notes: Chef Dileo has competed on Hell's Kitchen In Season 13

5167"Plum Fantastic"June 25, 2019 (2019-06-25)

Contestants:

  • Cara Nance, Executive Chef from Barrington, RI (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marlee Belmonte, Sous Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Sam Badolato, Estate Winery Chef from Sonoma, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Leo Asaro, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: In the second round, "'O pere e 'o musso" is described by the judges as a Naples street food made of boiled pig snout and pig foot.

5178"Culinary Fireworks"July 2, 2019 (2019-07-02)

Contestants:

  • Ross Scofield, Chef & Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Kalen Jane, Restaurant Consultant & Chef from Fort Worth, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ed Evans, Executive Chef from Hanover, MD (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ben Merritt, Chef & Owner from Fort Worth, TX (winner)


Notes: The baskets in this episode celebrated American summertime food. The patriotic eggs in round 1, the star spangled spaghetti in round 2, and the candy chocolates in round 3 were dyed red, white, and blue.

5189"Take the Cake"July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)

Contestants:

  • Josh Cohen, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Mona Michael, Chef & Owner from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Juan Rodriguez, Chef & Owner from Fort Worth, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rashad Armstead, Chef & Owner from Oakland, CA (winner)
51910"So Sumac Me!"August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)

Contestants:

  • Al McLean, Executive Chef from Natick, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Yasi Sapp, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kristina Preka, Culinary Director from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Xavier Santiago, Executive Chef from Manchester, CT (winner)
52011"Tendon Loving Care"February 11, 2020 (2020-02-11)

Contestants:

  • Tony Camilleri, Executive Chef from West Hartford, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Desiree Simon, Private Chef & Caterer from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Anoosh Shariat, Executive Chef and Owner from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eliza Martin, Chef & Culinary Instructor from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: This originally aired as a second new episode immediately following the '$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 4' episode above. Chef Anoosh cut himself in round 2, then Chef Desiree cut herself and was delayed in getting treated because the medic was busy bandaging Chef Anoosh.

52112"Poutine Cuisine"March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)

Contestants:

  • Neil Syham, Chef and Owner from Flushing, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Rob Dasalla, Chef de Cuisine from San Jose, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Doreen DeMarco, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Aldo Alo, Private Chef from Southampton, NY (winner)


Notes: Chef Rob forgot to plate 2 ingredients in the second round, leading to him being eliminated.

52213"Frying Times"March 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)

Contestants:

  • Fabiano Baiera, Chef from Harrison, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Hans Trabi, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Patrick Roney, Executive Chef from Louisville, KY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sarah Nelson, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The chefs had to fry at least one item in each round. To accommodate the theme, a second fryer was put into the Chopped kitchen.

Season 42 (2018–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
5231"Thanksgiving Pie, Oh My!"November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)

Contestants:

  • Meredith Lorencz, Sous Chef from Bethlehem, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Gregg Brackman, Chef & Owner from Swampscott, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lee Davidson, Caterer from Oakland, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • David Thomas, Chef & Owner from Baltimore, MD (winner)


Notes: This a Thanksgiving themed episode (the second Thanksgiving episode that aired in 2018, following "Thankful Siblings"). The rounds were modified to fit the theme; instead of appetizer the first round was "sides", instead of entrée the second round was "turkey", and the dessert round was specified for "pie". The first round had 30 minutes to accommodate multiple side dishes, the second round was extended to 45 minutes to give enough time to butcher and cook the turkey, and the third round was 45 minutes to give enough time to bake a pie. The first chef eliminated had a donation made to No Kid Hungry in their honor.

5242"Weird, Wacky, and Wild!"September 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)

Contestants:

  • CJ Barroso, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Greg Stott, Chef de Cuisine from Ramsey, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Alex Crabb, Chef and Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jen Biesty, Chef and Owner from Oakland, CA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was weird ingredients in every basket. The "unicorn barf" in round 3 was a colorful marshmallow treat. Chef Jen cut herself in the third round which slowed her down.

5253"Sweet and Salty Success"January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)

Contestants:

  • Nick Cassidy, Corporate Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Koji Kakimoto, Executive Chef from Huntington, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Robin Clark, Chef de Cuisine from Worcester, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Kollar, Owner and Chocolatier from Yountville, CA (winner)


Notes: In this episode, the chefs had to pair together sweet and salty ingredients that were featured in each basket.

5264"Chopped U"January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)

Contestants:

  • Rachel Prokupek (Sophomore), University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Leticia de Souza (Sophomore), Stanford University in Stanford, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Donny Enriquez (Junior), University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Benjamin Dubow (Senior), Columbia University in New York, NY (winner)


Notes: College students compete in this episode.

5275"B.L.D: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!"January 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)

Contestants:

  • Rory Lee, Chef de Cuisine from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dawn Tyson, Executive Chef from Newark, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eustace Wehner, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Samantha Gordon, Chef and Owner from San Francisco, CA (winner)


Notes: In this special episode, the three rounds (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) were replaced by breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This originally aired as a second new episode immediately following the '$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 2' episode above. The fish in the second round was a whole bass. The frozen dinner in the third round was chicken fried rice.

5266"Smokin' Skills"February 4, 2020 (2020-02-04)

Contestants:

  • Alex Garfinkel, Chef and Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Juan Rivera, Executive Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lance McWhorter, Chef from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Denise Shavandy, Executive Chef from Fort Worth, TX (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was smoke. The chefs were told to smoke something in every dish and they were provided stovetop smokers, smoking guns, and various flavored wood chips. This originally aired as a second new episode immediately following the '$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 3' episode above.

5277"Clambake Stakes"February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)

Contestants:

  • Alex MacDonald, Sous Chef and Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nancy Longo, Chef and Owner from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Derrick Marquiss, Chef de Cuisine from Newport, RI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Erik Kwan, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This originally aired as a second new episode immediately following the '$50,000 Champs Challenge: Grand Finale' episode above. The theme of this episode was "clambakes" with associated clambake and summery, beach ingredients in every basket.

5288"Poke Power"June 2, 2020 (2020-06-02)

Contestants:

  • Sarah Ravitz, Chef from Washington D.C (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Phil DeMaiolo, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Cristina Espinosa, Chef from Belmont, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ethan Speizer, Estate Chef from Napa, CA (winner)


Notes: Chef Ethan cut himself in the first round, forcing him to restart his dish.

Season 43 (2019–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
5291"Grills On! Game On!"July 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)

Contestants:

  • Andrew Mercado, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Laine Myers, Executive Chef from Richmond, VA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Corey Cash, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ed Randolph, Owner & Pitmaster from Newburgh, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a grilling episode where the ovens and the fryer could not be used. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the worcestershire sauce in the entrée basket was Lea & Perrins, a longtime Chopped sponsor.

5302"Beef Cake Mistake"July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)

Contestants:

  • Maylin Chavez, Chef & Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Carlo Lamagna, Chef & Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Michael Touranjoe, Sous Chef from West Hartford, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Claudio Cristofoli, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The beef cake in round 1 was cooked steak, skewered onto a cake prop, and covered in edible flowers.

5313"Epic Burgers!"August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)

Contestants:

  • Heather Fuller, Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nick Pasco, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Colten Lemmer, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kevin Templeton, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: This episode focused on "epic burgers" with a pantry full of burger toppings and every basket containing a burger or burger ingredient.

5324"Hot Dog Hot Shots"August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)

Contestants:

  • Dave Mallari, Chef and Owner from Portland, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Matt Harker, Private Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Bryce Sorem, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kristol Bryant, Chef and Owner from Philadelphia, PA (winner)
5335"A Very Brady Chopped"August 27, 2019 (2019-08-27)

Contestants:

  • Emily Brungo, Writer from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Katrina Dudley, Stay-At-Home Mom from Ridgewood, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kelly Dias, Health Care Service Coordinator from Beaver Meadows, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Luke Marschark, Copywriter from Buffalo, NY (winner)


Notes: This is 1 of 2 special 'Brady Bunch' themed episodes with basket ingredients inspired by Brady Bunch episodes and the 1970s. Home cooks competed and were judged by 3 of the original 6 kids from 'The Brady Bunch' (the other three judged next week's episode).

5346"Brady Bunch Bash"September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)

Contestants:

  • Emily Trotochaud, Online Marketer from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Joey Camasta, Hair and Makeup Artist from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Stephanie Clinton, Blogger and Youtuber from Norman, OK (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sang Park, Thermal Systems Engineer from Swampscott, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the 2nd special Brady Bunch episode. This time, the basket ingredients were inspired by the Brady Bunch Hawaiian episodes. Home cooks competed and were judged by 3 of the original 6 kids from 'The Brady Bunch' (the other three having already judged the previous week's episode). The edible tiki in round 1 was a sugar cookie decorated with edible ink to look like a tiki. The burnt beans in round 3 were French-style candy covered peanuts.

5357"Ooey, Gooey Cheese!"September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10)

Contestants:

  • Alan J. "AJ" Cohen, Chef and Owner from New Rochelle, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Althea Grey Potter, Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Greg Smith, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Shachi Mehra, Chef and Owner from Orange County, NY (winner)


Notes: The chefs were required to make melty, "ooey, gooey" cheese dishes, and there was cheese in every basket.

5368"Sweets Showdown: Chocolate!"October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)

Contestants:

  • Sandra Hakim, Chocolatier and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Aurora Wold, Pastry Chef and Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Robert Gonzalez, Executive Pastry Chef from Concord, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ivan Marquez, Pastry Chef from Los Angeles, CA (winner)


Notes: This is part 1 of a 5-part sweet focused tournament with a different dessert in every episode of the tournament. The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, whey they competed for a grand prize of $50,000. This episode centered around chocolate and the pantry was filled with various different chocolates and sweet ingredients. They had 30 minutes for all three dessert rounds; the first round had to feature spicy chocolate desserts, the second round had salty chocolate desserts, and the third round had sweet chocolate desserts.

5379"Sweets Showdown: Doughnuts!"October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)

Contestants:

  • Jewel Johnson, Consulting Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Stephanie Thornton, Pastry Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Caroline Schiff, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tarran Hatton, Pastry Chef and Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is part 2 of a 5-part sweet focused tournament. This episode centered around doughnuts and the pantry was filled with various decorative toppings, as well as preheated pots of oil on each stove and an extra fryer. They had 30 minutes for all three dessert rounds; the first round had to feature sweet doughnuts, the second round had to feature savory doughnuts, and the third round had to feature filled doughnuts. The toe jam jelly in round 3 was made of tangerine, orange, and elderberries.

53810"Sweets Showdown: Cake!"October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)

Contestants:

  • Brigitte Oger, Pastry Chef and Owner from Charlotte, NC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Asha-Le Davis, Head Baker from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ryan Butler, Pastry Chef and Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Rachel Klemek, Pastry Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: This is part 3 of a 5-part sweet focused tournament. This episode centered around cake and the pantry was filled with various edible decorations. They had 30 minutes for the first round, 45 minutes for the second round, and 1 hour for the third round. The first round had cupcakes, the second round had bundt cakes, and the third round had layer cakes.

53911"Sweets Showdown: Ice Cream!"October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)

Contestants:

  • James DiStefano, Executive Pastry Chef from Woodside, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Emma Taylor, Chef and Owner from Jersey City, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Drucker, Pastry Sous Chef and Co-Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Daniela Martinez, Pastry Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: This is part 4 of a 5-part sweet focused tournament. This episode centered around ice cream and the pantry was filled with various sweet toppings as well as extra ice cream machines. For all three dessert rounds; the first round had to feature milkshakes, the second round had to feature ice cream sandwiches, and the third round had to feature ice cream sundaes. Chef Daniela forgot 2 basket ingredients in the first round but her flavors impressed enough to move on.

54012"Sweets Showdown: Grand Finale!"October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)

Contestants:

  • Tarran Hatton, Pastry Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ivan Marquez, Pastry Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rachel Klemek, Pastry Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Daniela Martinez, Pastry Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: This is the final part of a 5-part sweet focused tournament and all three rounds were 30 minutes. The pantry had several types of baked goods and sweet toppings, as well as extra ice cream machines and a cotton candy machine. The first round had to feature a whipped element. The second round had to feature an icy element. The third round had to feature a flambé element; and the third round's final basket ingredient was a lit "candelabra" made of white chocolate candles filled with vanilla pudding.

54113"Give it a Nest!"February 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)

Contestants:

  • Rachael Collins, Executive Sous Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Glenroy Brown, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Khalil Aman, Sous Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Marla Thurman, Chef de Cuisine from Durham, NC (winner)


Notes: The bird's nests in the first round were chocolate "nests" with candy "eggs" inside.

Season 44 (2019–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
5421"Horror Flick Halloween"September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)

Contestants:

  • Jae Lee, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Luis Escorcia, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Matt Hummel, Chef de Cuisine from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Cara Hermanson, Pastry Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This was a Halloween themed episode. The ingredients in every basket were inspired by horror films. The pea soup in round 1 was meant to evoke 'The Exorcist'. The "maggots" on the round 1 cupcakes were made of fondant. The liver, fava beans and the chianti in round 2 was a reference to 'The Silence of the Lambs'. The "severed fingers" in round 2 were shortbread cookies shaped and colored to look like fingers. The "eyeball dip" in round 3 was a scoop of sweetened cream cheese with a kiwi and blueberry iris and pupil in a pool of raspberry coulis.

5432"No Meat? No Problem!"November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)

Contestants:

  • Joya Carlton, Private Chef and Consultant from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ian Knauer, Chef and Owner from Titusville, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jonathan Dearden, Executive Chef from Washington, DC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jeffrey Salazar, Executive Chef from Cambridge, MA (winner)


Notes: This was a vegetarian and vegan-themed episode where the chefs had to make meatless dishes. The tomato macarons in round 3 were actually strawberry flavored, made to look like tomatoes with green icing vines.

5443"Thanksgiving Champions"November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)

Contestants:

  • Melvin “Boots” Johnson, Executive Chef from New York, NY (2018 Grill Masters winner. Charity: Project EATS) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christian Petroni, Chef and Restaurateur from Greenwich, CT ($50,000 Tournament competitor. Charity: Romeo Milio Lynch Syndrome Foundation) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Adriana Urbina, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (Chopped Champs Throwdown winner. Charity: Cuatro Por Venezuela) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Holland, Executive Chef from Sparkill, NY (Alton's Challenge winner. Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society) (winner)


Notes: Four chefs who won past episodes and competed in Chopped tournaments return to win money for their charity of choice in this Thanksgiving episode. Food Network made a donation to the charities of each eliminated chef.

5454"Thanksgiving Heroes"November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)

Contestants:

  • Reid Evans, FoodCorps Service Member from South Orange, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sherry Hughes, Culinary Director from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Eileen Murphy, Second Grade Teacher from Dover, NH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kori Heyward, Police Officer from Washington, DC (winner)


Notes: This was a Thanksgiving episode featuring amateur cooks who serve their communities. This was also the second Thanksgiving themed episode that aired in 2019, following the previous episode, "Thanksgiving Champions". Reid cut his finger in round 1 but was able to finish cooking his food. The Food Network gave a gift certificate to each eliminated contestant.

5465"Meat Fight"November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)

Contestants:

  • Adam Schuller, Chef de Cuisine from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tomer Avital, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • James "Mac" Moran, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Coleman, Executive Chef from Charlotte, NC (winner)


Notes: This episode featured beef in every basket. The iceberg wedge in the first round was a fully dressed salad with bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing. Chef Chris cut himself in the final minutes of the third round, and couldn't finish plating two dishes because he was getting bandaged, so Chef Mac finished plating for his competitor.

5476"Holiday Sweethearts"December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)

Contestants:

  • Chris Santos and Natalie McKenna (charity: Rett Syndrome Research Trust) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marc Murphy and Pamela Murphy (charity: Joyful Heart Foundation) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Geoffrey Zakarian and Margaret Williams (charity: City Harvest) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Maneet Chauhan and Vivek Deora (charity: March of Dimes) (winner)


Notes: This was a holiday episode where Chopped judges competed in teams with their significant others for their charities of choice. The appetizer round lasted 30 minutes instead of the usual 20 minutes. Chris Santos cut his finger in round 1.

5487"Holiday Sugar and Spice"December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)

Contestants:

  • Mathew Rice, Executive Pastry Chef from Nashville Tennessee (Chopped Desserts! winner. Charity: Second Harvest Food Bank) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ashley Holt, Pastry Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (Chopped Catwalk winner. Charity: Lower Eastside Girls Club) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Thiago Silva, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (Fabulous Baker Boys winner. Charity: A Place To Turn) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melodie Asseraf, Pastry Chef & Owner from New York, NY (Three Cheers for Chocolate! winner. Charity: Save The Whales) (winner)


Notes: This was the second holiday episode of the season. Returning Chopped champions competed in an all desserts episode for their charity of choice. Every basket contained at least one sugary ingredient and a spice. All rounds were 30 minutes (the usual time limit for dessert rounds).

5498"New Year's Party"December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)

Contestants:

  • Katy Smith, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Gustavo Gutierrez, Executive Chef from Airmont, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Amanda Colello, Specialty Chef from Valley Center, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Carriker, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: This was a New Year's themed episode with festive basket ingredients that had a luxurious slant. The caviar waffle bites in the first round were waffle sticks topped with caviar, creme fraiche, and chives. The Wagyu beef in the second round appeared to be a thick-cut ribeye steak.

5509"Dine On A Dime"December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)

Contestants:

  • Andrew De Lello, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jeremy "Rock" Smith, Executive Chef from Stockbridge, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Drew Bent, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Fernanda Tapia, Chef and Co-Owner from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: The basket ingredients in this episode were inexpensive and budget-friendly. In addition, Chris Santos stated that some of the more expensive ingredients normally found in the pantry were removed. This originally aired as a second new episode immediately following the 'New Year's Party' episode above. Guest judge Giorgio Rapicavoli has competed several times on Chopped before.

55110"Eyes on the Prize"March 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)

Contestants:

  • Humberto Guallpa, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Michael Serpa, Owner & Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christian Speero, Executive Sous Chef from Bensalem, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Michele Hunter, Executive Chef from Saratoga Springs, NY (winner)
55211"A Pretty Pickle Pizza"March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)

Contestants:

  • Deborah Schneider, Chef and Owner from Newport Beach, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Saransh Oberoi, Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Xzherieh Norris, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Javier Canteras, Chef and Owner from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: In round 2, Chef Saransh only got duck on one of his plates, and he and Chef Xzherieh forgot to plate the same ingredient (potato chips). In round 3, Chef Javier cut himself.

55312"Lighten Up!"May 19, 2020 (2020-05-19)

Contestants:

  • Camillo Sabella, Research & Development Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Melissa Parks, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Frank Camey, Co-Executive Chef from Wappingers Falls, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Julia Chebotar, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The theme of the episode was light, low-calorie dishes with healthy ingredients in each basket.

55413"Raise Your Game"August 4, 2020 (2020-08-04)

Contestants:

  • Greg Coccio, Executive Chef from Cranston, RI (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Matt Safarowic, Chef Partner from Katonah, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Melissa McMillan, Chef and Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jackie Rothong, Chef and Food Stylist from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode was originally scheduled to first air on June 9, 2020, but was preempted by programming aired in response to the killing of George Floyd; the episode was rescheduled to premiere two months later. The theme of this episode was gameday, with sports themed foods in every basket. Guest judge Nick Mangold is a retired American football player. The edible beef shooters were little ground beef "cups" filled with a Bloody Mary based sauce. Melissa has won on Guy's Grocery Games before.

Season 45 (2020)[edit]

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5551"$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 1"January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)

Contestants:


Notes: Sixteen past Chopped Champions compete in this 5-part tournament where the winner gets $50,000. Guest judge Jamie Bissonnette won his season 6 episode ('Chefs on a Mission') and competed in the season 9 Champions Tournament.

5562"$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 2"January 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)

Contestants:


Notes: This was part 2 of a 5-part tournament. Angie Mar has been a guest judge a few times before and has won the second Chopped: Grill Masters tournament. The salad cake in the third round was made up of green sugar wafer paper "lettuce" and shaved white chocolate "parmesan" with vanilla cake croutons.

5573"$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 3"February 4, 2020 (2020-02-04)

Contestants:


Notes: This was part 3 of a 5-part tournament. Guest judge Ayesha Nurdjaja had previously competed all the way back in season 3, episode 3 ("Judge Knows Best").

5584"$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 4"February 11, 2020 (2020-02-11)

Contestants:


Notes: This was part 4 of a 5-part tournament. Christian Petroni has been a competitor and a guest judge a few times before.

5595"$50,000 Champs Challenge: Grand Finale"February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)

Contestants:


Notes: This was the last part of a 5-part tournament. Guest judge Giorgio Rapicavoli has competed several times before including in the season 21 'Ultimate Champions' tournament.

5606"Chock-full of Chocolate"March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)

Contestants:

  • Sequoya Anderson, Pastry Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Penny Stankiewicz, Pastry Chef and Owner from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jessica Craig, Executive Pastry Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • James Foran, Pastry Chef and Instructor from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: Pastry chefs competed in this special all-desserts episode with chocolate in every round. In the first round they had to make "crunchy" desserts, in the second round they had to make "gooey" desserts, and in the third round they had to make "fruity" desserts. Guest judge Thiago Silva won his own special Chopped baking episode in season 22, Fabulous Baker Boys.

5617"High on the Hog"May 26, 2020 (2020-05-26)

Contestants:

  • Jose Soto, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Joey Chavez, Executive Chef from Baltimore, MD (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Mingrone, Chef and Owner from New Haven, CT (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Arthur Dulin, Sous Chef from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was pork in every basket. In round 1, chef Joey forgot an ingredient but moved on based on how good his dish was.

5628"Soda Flop"June 16, 2020 (2020-06-16)

Contestants:

  • Jason Hanelt, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • David Sierra, Executive Chef from Washington D.C. (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Matt McPherson, Chef and Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Maame Boakye, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: David Burtka was a celebrity guest judge for this episode. The fish heads in the first basket were from salmon.

5639"Terrine Cuisine"June 23, 2020 (2020-06-23)

Contestants:

  • Jose Luis Chavez, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Matt Greiner, Executive Chef from Raleigh, NC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mimi Weissenborn, Executive Chef from Harlem, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Nemo Bolin, Chef and Owner from Providence, RI (winner)


Notes: Chef Jose Luis cut himself in the first round and contaminated his dishes, leading to him being immediately eliminated (the first time an elimination was done without a break for the judges to deliberate). The burger meal mix in round 1 was Salisbury flavored. The beer ramen in round 2 was actually ramen in a glass with a "beer" broth and egg whites "foam".

56410"Time and Turmoil"June 30, 2020 (2020-06-30)

Contestants:

  • Lindsay Smith-Rosales, Chef and Owner from Laguna Beach, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Arden Lewis, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Lina Zarcaro, Private Chef from Bradley Beach, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef from Charlotte, NC (winner)


Notes: Chef Arden forgot an ingredient in the first round.

56511"Jarring Jars"July 7, 2020 (2020-07-07)

Contestants:

  • May Siricharoen, Executive Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Day, Executive Sous Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Patrick McKee, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Phillip Esteban, Research & Development Chef from San Diego, CA (winner)


Notes: The guest judge in this episode was Chef Ray Garcia. Chef May works at Beauty & Essex, which is run by Chopped judge Chris Santos. The cupcake in the second round was a vanilla cupcake with fondant on top shaped to look like lo mein noodles. At the end of round 2, Chef Chris discovered he cut himself, and potentially contaminated his dishes, which led to his elimination.

56612"Cauliflower Power"July 21, 2020 (2020-07-21)

Contestants:

  • Manjit Manohar, Executive Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Edy Massih, Private Chef and Caterer from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Megan Marlow, Executive Chef and Owner from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kei Ohdera, Chef and Owner from Portland, OR (winner)


Notes: In this unofficially vegetarian themed episode, cauliflower is featured in each basket. Chef Manjit cut his hand in round 1, resulting in his dishes being contaminated and him being eliminated immediately.

56713"Quail Without Fail"July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28)

Contestants:

  • Bryant Kryck, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Caroline Hough, Chef de Cuisine from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Marco Maestoso, Chef and Owner from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Calin Sauvron, Executive Chef from Bethel, CT (winner)

Season 46 (2020)[edit]

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5681"Beasts and Bourbon"July 14, 2020 (2020-07-14)

Contestants:

  • Rob Roy, Sous Chef and Butcher from Portland, OR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ricky Dolinsky, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Facundo Kairuz, Sous Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Josephine Proul, Chef and Owner from Philmont, NY (winner)


Notes: In this themed episode, each basket contained a different type of bourbon and wild game meat.

5692"Here to Persevere!"August 11, 2020 (2020-08-11)

Contestants:

  • Sasha Ariel, Executive Chef from Miami, FL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Kayzer Castro, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dan Bagnall, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kia Damon, Executive Chef from Manhattan, NY (winner)
5703"Skilfish Coping Skills"August 18, 2020 (2020-08-18)

Contestants:

  • Julio Cancho, Chef and Owner from Norwich, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Josh Carroll, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Fernanda Peimbert, Banquet Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melanie Shurka, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Fernanda made a churro to go with her dessert but forgot to plate it. The judges were not pleased with Fernanda's dessert. As cited by Scott Conant she had a leg up to Melanie until the final round however her dessert got her chopped, and if she cooked like she did in the 1st two rounds she would've won the competition.

5714"Booza Blues"August 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)

Contestants:

  • Iman Khondker, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Cathy Pavlos, Chef and Owner from Newport Beach, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • John Miller, Executive Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Zivko Radojcic, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Chef Iman did not cook her shrimp, rather she made it ceviche style, marinating it in citrus to "cook" it. The judges deemed it unsafe to eat as shrimp need more time to "cook" in citric acid than the time given, so they immediately eliminated her.

5725"Sweet and Sour Notes"September 1, 2020 (2020-09-01)

Contestants:

  • Kyo Pang, Chef and Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Pores, Executive Chef & Caterer from Manhattan, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brandon Walker, Chef and Owner from Poughkeepsie, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Graeme Gilchrist, Chef de Cuisine from Newburyport, MA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was to make sweet and sour dishes in every round. Chef Kyo forgot an ingredient in the first round contributing to her elimination. Chef Brandon forgot to make a fourth serving of branzino in the second round and managed to cook and plate an extra serving in the final two minutes.

5736"Pass the Popcorn Shoots"September 8, 2020 (2020-09-08)

Contestants:

  • Gianluca Demontis, Chef & Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Cornelia Suhr, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Nirva Israel, Personal Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Denzell Washington, Freelance Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: In round 1, Chef Denzell cut himself, contaminating a basket ingredient in his dish but the flavors of his other ingredients carried him through the round. This marks the first episode where somebody contaminated their dish had moved on and won. Egg salad sandwiches provided by local NYC Japanese Restaurant Otaku Katsu.

5747"Plumb Loco Moco"September 15, 2020 (2020-09-15)

Contestants:

  • CJ Bivona, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Holly Rogers, Sous Chef from Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Taylor Knapp, Chef & Owner from Long Island, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kyo Koo, Chef & Owner from Portland, OR (winner)
5758"Soup and Sandwich Savvy"September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)

Contestants:

  • Carolina Gomez, Executive Chef from Hyattsville, MD (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jamilah Jean-Louis, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Shalom Yehudiel, Chef & Owner from Teaneck, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Paul Cao, Chef & Owner from Orange County, CA (winner)


Notes: The theme of this episode was to make a version of soup and sandwiches in every round. The first round was extended to 30 minutes. Chef Carolina failed to plate a sandwich portion on one of the plates, which also had a basket ingredient (huevos haminados) in it, resulting in her elimination. Chef Jamilah forgot to plate an ingredient both in the first round (broccoli rabe) and the second round (duck bones), plus failed to plate a soup portion in round 2 on one plate with two ingredients in it (limoncello and runner beans), resulting in her elimination.

5769"Want a Gnocchi Sandwich?"September 29, 2020 (2020-09-29)

Contestants:

  • Mimi Huynh, Chef & Owner from Alexandria, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Kyronn Cordner, Sous Chef from Tenafly, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christina Pancheri, Executive Sous Chef from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Edwards, Executive Chef from Washington, D.C. (winner)


Notes: Chef Mimi cut herself in the final minute of the first round, causing her to miss plating her dishes. This is the third time in the show's history that a competitor did not plate anything, as well as happening in the appetizer round and all instances so far had the chef it happened to still being chopped, even after bringing up the components from their station to the judges. In round 3, a cheese wrapper was found in one of Chef Chris' dishes. Despite this, he still won based on the criteria of taste, creativity, and presentation with the errors his competitor had made.

57710"Finer Diner Dining"October 6, 2020 (2020-10-06)

Contestants:

  • Kerri Horgan, Executive Chef from Nanuet, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Elise Walker, Chef de Cuisine from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brian McKnight, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Marty Freda, Sous Chef from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode featured diner food in every basket with the requirement to plate it in an upscale manner. Neil Patrick Harris was a celebrity guest judge for this episode (husband David Burtka had previously guest judged the episode, 'Soda Flop'). Chef Kerri previously worked with regular Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and Chopped grand champion Chris Holland. Chef Kerri had to have an ingredient (potatoes) removed from one of the judge's plates because she plated it after time was called.

57811"Pancake Panic"October 13, 2020 (2020-10-13)

Contestants:

  • Autumn Moultrie, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Risa Lichtman, Chef & Owner from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Oz Blackaller, Chef & Owner from San Diego, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kiel Andersen, Chef de Cuisine from Laguna Beach, CA (winner)
57912"Fries and Thighs"October 20, 2020 (2020-10-20)

Contestants:

  • Shane Roberts, Chef & Owner from Richmond, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Anthony Pino, Executive Chef from East Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rebecca Foxman, Chef & Owner from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Yunha Moh, Chef & Owner from Brooklyn, NY (winner)


Notes: Every basket in this episode had a thigh meat protein and a version of french fries. The chefs had to fry something in every round. To accommodate the frying requirement, a second fryer was brought into the Chopped kitchen. The long fries in round 1 were potatoes puréed and piped into oil to look like a long french fry. The tornado fries in round 2 were spiralized potatoes fried on a skewer, resembling a continuous curly fry. The cookie fries in round 3 were actually shortbread cookies shaped like french fries.

58013"Dressed for Success"October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)

Contestants:

  • Fabian Gallardo, Chef & Owner from Larchmont, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dustin Clark, Executive Chef from Portland, OR (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Penelope Grace, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Yousef Ghalaini, Culinary Director from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: The dressed beer in round 1 had a spice stuck onto the beer bottle and a candy strip wrapped on the outside. Chef Fabian forgot a basket ingredient in the first round leading to him getting eliminated.

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5811"Beat the Judge: Alex"April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the first part of an unconnected series of special episodes where three past Chopped Champions competed over the course of two rounds for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge in the final round. This episode featured Alex Guarnaschelli as the Chopped judge to beat. In the third round, Chef Alex dropped her sorbet with a basket ingredient (pomelos) but was able to get all four ingredients on the plate.

5822"Beat the Judge: Scott"April 14, 2020 (2020-04-14)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the second of several special episodes where three past Chopped Champions competed for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge in the final round. This episode featured Scott Conant as the Chopped judge to beat. In the first round, Chef Figgy accidentally cut herself. In the third round, they made savory courses instead of the usual dessert. Chef Scott cut his hand but was still able to finish his dish.

5833"Beat the Judge: Tiffani"April 21, 2020 (2020-04-21)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the third of several special episodes where three past Chopped Champions competed for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge in the final round. This episode featured Tiffani Faison as the Chopped judge to beat. In the third round, they made savory courses instead of the usual dessert.

5844"Beat the Judge: Amanda"April 28, 2020 (2020-04-28)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the fourth of several special episodes where three past Chopped Champions competed for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge in the final round. This episode featured Amanda Freitag as the Chopped judge to beat. The fish heads in round 1 were from cod. In the third round, they made savory courses instead of the usual dessert.

5855"Beat the Judge: Marc"May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the fifth of several special episodes where three past Chopped Champions competed for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge in the final round. This episode featured Marc Murphy as the Chopped judge to beat. In the third round, they made savory courses instead of the usual dessert.

5866"Beat the Judge: Maneet"May 12, 2020 (2020-05-12)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the sixth and final special episode where three past Chopped Champions competed for a chance to cook against a Chopped judge. This episode featured Maneet Chauhan as the Chopped judge to beat. Chef Dave Martin and judge Tiffani Faison previously competed in season 1 of Top Chef.

5877"Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 1"August 9, 2020 (2020-08-09)

Contestants:

  • Joe Johnson, winner of Grill Masters 2017 (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Holland, winner of Alton’s Challenge and Thanksgiving Champions (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Adriana Urbina, winner of Latin Cuisine Dream and Chopped Champs Throwdown, runner-up of Thanksgiving Champions (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stephen Coe, winner of Grill Masters 2017 Battle 3 and Ultimate Redemption, runner-up of Grill Masters 2017 finale (advances to final round) (winner)


Notes: Part one of a five-part tournament featuring 16 past winners. The winner of each heat advances to the finals for a chance to cook against Bobby Flay and win $50,000. This heat featured 4 repeat winners who were in the final 2 of past tournaments, with chef Stephen being the only past tournament runner-up. Chefs Joe and Stephen previously competed against one another in the Grill Masters 2017 finale, as did Chris and Adriana in Thanksgiving Champions.

5888"Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 2"August 16, 2020 (2020-08-16)

Contestants:


Notes: Part two of a five-part tournament. This heat had 2 repeat winners who were in the final 2 of past tournaments, and 2 past winners who have only previously competed in their debut episodes. Chef Lee previously battled Bobby Flay on Beat Bobby Flay, but lost. In round 1, Chef Andre caused a fire in his oven by forgetting to take his lotus root chips off of the paper towels he had put them on, when removing them from the fryer and putting them in the oven after. In round 3, Chef Andre burned his caramel with a basket ingredient (guava) on the stove, but managed to redo it in the last few minutes left, as in round 1.

5899"Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 3"August 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)

Contestants:


Notes: Part three of a five-part tournament. The chefs in this heat previously competed in the finales of past champions tournaments, with Chef Emily being the only past grand champion. Chefs Evan and Tatiana previously competed against one another in (Episode 40.8 - "Chopped Champs Throwdown: Finale"). The rainbow cookie cake in round 1 was reminiscent of an Italian rainbow cookie with red, white, and green colors made with almond and topped with chocolate and raspberry jam in-between each layer. The ‘lemon dessert’ in round 2 consisted of an edible shell made to look like a lemon filled with lemon gelee and a mousse that contained lemongrass and green cardamom.

59010"Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 4"August 30, 2020 (2020-08-30)

Contestants:


Notes: Part four of a five-part tournament. All four contestants in this episode previously competed in the first Chopped "Beat Bobby Flay" tournament in each part: Chefs Bradley and Jay both competed in Part 1, but both were eliminated by the end; Chef Seis competed in Part 2 and was the finalist in the finale, but he lost to Bobby Flay; Chef Aarthi competed in Part 3, but she was eliminated after the entreé round. Aarthi also previously competed against Bobby Flay in Beat Bobby Flay and won. The "dirty fries" in round 2 included tortilla chips, chili, beans, sour cream, and jalapeños. The "head cheese" in round 3 was made from the head of a pig.

59111"Beat Bobby Flay: Finale Fight"September 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)

Contestants:


Notes: Part five of a five-part tournament. *Since the episode was 60 minutes like normal and had four chefs versus three as in prior tournaments with the final round as a face-off against a professional chef for a chance at the prize, two chefs were eliminated in the entreé round, and only the entreé round factored into the judges' decision. The stuffed doughnuts in round 1 were stuffed with vanilla ice cream that was covered in rainbow sprinkles. The potted meat in round 2 was made with chicken and pork in a can. The deep-fried milk in round 3 was sweet custard thickened with corn starch, then breaded and deep-fried. Lobster ravioli was Stephen's choice in round 3, as in Beat Bobby Flay with both chefs cooking the winning chef's signature dish and was 45 minutes instead of the usual 30 to accommodate the crossover format. **At the end of round 3, the judges in rounds 1 and 2 were replaced with new judges for a blind taste test, similar to the end of round 2 in "Beat Bobby Flay" with judging who made a better version of the dish and the winner receiving $50,000. And as a result of the chefs not being able to describe their own dishes, Ted did so instead.

59212"Pickle Panic"December 29, 2020 (2020-12-29)

Contestants:

  • Drew Hiatt, Executive Chef from Riverhead, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nina Singto, Chef and Owner from Nashville, TN (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Emily Ridgway, Research & Development Chef from San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Gramaglia, Chef and Owner from Warren, NJ (winner)


Notes: While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the shrimp in the first round was SeaPak brand. Chef Joe cut himself in the second round.

59313"PB and J"May 25, 2021 (2021-05-25)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)

Season 48 (2020-21)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
5941"Burgers and Bravado"December 15, 2020 (2020-12-15)

Contestants:

  • Ralpheal Abrahante, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ariane Duarte, Chef and Owner from Verona, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Dana Cohen-Mayer, Corporate Marketing Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Thomas Youell, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)
5952"Grudge Match: Battle 1"January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)

Contestants:

  • Noam Bilitzer, Executive Chef who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Scott' (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jillian Moskites, Chef and Owner who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Marc' (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Justin Turner, Director of Hospitality who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Amanda' (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tara Khattar, Private Chef and Consultant who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Maneet' (winner)


Notes: This is the first part of a 5-part champs vs. judges tournament featuring eight chefs and eight Chopped judges (all 16 of whom were past winners) who all competed in the Beat the Judge. Two chefs and two judges would compete in the finale for the largest prize offered in the show thus far: $100,000, which would be donated to “Turn Up! Fight Hunger” if a judge won. This episode had four chef competitors from “Beat The Judge”, two of whom won their episodes. Chef Tara cut herself in the first round and contaminated her raw scallops which were thrown away. She managed to get extra scallops from Chefs Jillian and Noam.

5963"Grudge Match: Battle 2"January 12, 2021 (2021-01-12)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the second part of a 5-part tournament. This episode featured four Chopped judges from past Beat the Judge episodes as contestants. Although she competed in a “Beat The Judge” episode, this is Chef Tiffani’s first time competing in a regulation episode.

5974"Grudge Match: Battle 3"January 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)

Contestants:

  • Nick Testa, Executive Chef who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Alex' (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jen Biesty, Chef & Owner who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Alex' (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Tristan Epps, Executive Chef who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Amanda' (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Demetrio Zavala, Executive Corporate Chef who competed in 'Beat the Judge: Tiffani' (winner)


Notes: This is the third part of a 5-part tournament. This episode had four 'Beat the Judge' competitors, with Chef Nick being the only past competitor who lost his episode (Chef Jen won his episode, but lost against Alex in the “Beat The Judge” bonus round). Chef Tristan had previously been mentored by Marcus Samuelsson (winner of the previous grudge match episode).

5985"Grudge Match: Battle 4"January 26, 2021 (2021-01-26)

Contestants:


Notes: This is the fourth part of a 5-part tournament. This episode featured three Chopped judges from past "Beat the Judge" episodes and an "outsider". Stephen Coe was the winner of the 'Beat Bobby Flay' Chopped tournament (as well as competitor in several previous Chopped episodes). The "hootenanny" dish in round 1 is a baked dessert similar to a German pancake. The "zen garden" in round 3 was edible rocks (candy) on sugar "sand". Despite previously winning his “Beat The Judge” episode, this is Chef Marc’s first win in a regulation episode.

5996"Grudge Match: $100,000 Finale!"February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)

Contestants:

  • Tara Khattar (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Marcus Samuelsson (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Marc Murphy (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Demetrio Zavala (winner)


Notes: This is the last part of the champs vs. judges tournament with 2 appetizer knockout rounds and a final entree round. The chefs competed head to head in the first round and the judges competed head to head in the second round with both rounds featuring the same ingredients; that guaranteed a judge and a chef champion in the third entree round. A coin toss decided which group chose the order for the first two rounds; the judges won the toss and chose to go second. All rounds lasted 30 minutes. Despite the judges losing, a smaller donation was made to ‘Turn Up! Fight Hunger’ in honor of Chef Marc’s performance. Because he technically won his “Beat The Judge” episode, Chef Demetrio becomes Chopped’s first 5-time winner by winning this episode.

6007"Meat Fight: Goat!"February 9, 2021 (2021-02-09)

Contestants:

  • Greg Lipman, Chef and Owner from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Alain Lemaire, Chef and Co-Owner from Miami, FL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Deepa Shridhar, Chef from Austin, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ed Crochet, Chef and Owner from Philadelphia, PA (winner)


Notes: This is the first in a series of meat-themed episodes. Goat was the featured protein in every round. Chef Deepa cut herself in the first round.

6018"Meat Fight: Pork!"February 16, 2021 (2021-02-16)

Contestants:

  • Nick Leahy, Chef & Owner from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sarah Heard, Co-Chef & Owner from Austin, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jason Zygmont, Chef & Owner from Nashville, TN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Denevin Miranda, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the second in a series of meat-themed episodes. Pork was the featured protein in every round. Chef Sarah cut herself in the first round.

6029"Meat Fight: Beef!"February 23, 2021 (2021-02-23)

Contestants:

  • Scott Jones, Chef & Owner from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Billy Ngo, Chef & Owner from Sacramento, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Shorne Benjamin, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jordan Arcuri, Executive Chef from Nashville, TN (winner)


Notes: This is the third in a series of meat-themed episodes. Beef was the featured protein in every round. The tri-tip in the first round was given to the chefs as a whole piece. The beef fudge in the third round was chocolate fudge made with beef fat instead of butter.

60310"Meat Fight: Bison!"March 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)

Contestants:

  • Kristine Kittrell, Sous Chef from Austin, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Desmond Robinson, Chef & Owner from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Chetan Shetty, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Dan Billo, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the last of the meat-themed episodes. Bison was the featured protein in every round.

60411"Hangry Baskets: Dumped"March 16, 2021 (2021-03-16)

Contestants:

  • Malik Ali, Private Chef & Caterer from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Michael Morales, Executive Chef from Chicago, IL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Josh Sutcliff, Executive Chef from Dallas, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Leksi Bunnell, Sous Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the first of four unconnected, emotionally themed episodes (spanning seasons 48 and 49) featuring things you eat when you're "hangry" (hungry & angry). The baskets in this episode had ingredients that represented getting dumped/heartbreak.

60512"Hangry Baskets: Hungover"March 23, 2021 (2021-03-23)

Contestants:

  • Shaina Juliana, Chef and Owner from Bronx, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Hux Jones, Executive Chef from Knoxville, TN (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Taylor Hester, Chef de Cuisine from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Cooke, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the second of four unconnected, emotionally themed episodes featuring things you eat when you're "hangry". The baskets in this episode had fast food, alcohol themed ingredients, and/or remedies for hangovers. The judges claimed they drank the night before to accurately portray being hungover for the show.

60613"Hangry Baskets: Hot & Hangry"March 30, 2021 (2021-03-30)

Contestants:

  • Caroline Gutierrez, Private Chef from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Garrett Wheeler, Executive Chef from Atlanta, GA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brandon Silva, Executive Chef from Houston, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tesia Bunton, Chef Consultant from Atlanta, GA (winner)


Notes: This is the third of four unconnected, emotionally themed episodes featuring things you eat when you're "hangry". The baskets in this episode featured hot and spicy ingredients.

Season 49 (2020-)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
6071"Comfort Food Feud: Bacon"November 10, 2020 (2020-11-10)

Contestants:

  • Ashley DeSilva, Executive Chef from Brunswick, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jessica Kotula, Chef and Charcutier from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Nick Wilson, Chef and Owner from Pembroke, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christopher Walker, Chef and Butcher from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the first part of a five-part outdoor tournament in Maine, centered around comfort foods. The winner of each episode advanced to the finale for a chance at $25,000. Each episode had a different theme; this one is bacon-focused dishes with bacon in every basket. The gelatin shots on the second round had vodka, caramel, and bacon bits inside with a gummy candy egg on top. A rainstorm interrupted the final round judging, shutting off power and limiting filming of the judge's discussion to vertical phone cameras.

6082"Comfort Food Feud: Burgers"November 17, 2020 (2020-11-17)

Contestants:

  • Johan Jensen, Chef and Owner from Stonington, CT (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • D'Andre Miller, Executive Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mitzi Jackson-Robinson, Personal Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Danny Rassi, Chef and Owner from North Conway, NH (winner)


Notes: This is the second part of a five-part outdoor tournament. The theme of this episode is some form of burgers in every basket. The chefs didn't have to make burgers in every round but they did have to be rich, comforting, burger-inspired dishes. In round 1, Chef D'Andre cut himself. The canned burger in round 2 was a cheeseburger with ketchup, mayonnaise, and pickles.

6093"Comfort Food Feud: Mac and Cheese"November 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)

Contestants:

  • Melissa Chaiken, Chef & Co-Owner from Bangor, ME (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jason Whipland, Chef & Owner from Middletown, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christopher Hensel, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sarita Ekya, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the third part of a five-part outdoor tournament. The theme of this episode is some form of macaroni and cheese in every basket. In the first round, the "mactini" was just mac and cheese inside a large martini glass. The corndog sushi was a sushi roll (with salmon, cucumber, and avocado) that was battered and shoved onto a stick. In round 1, Chef Jason cut himself and forgot a basket ingredient from one plate.

6104"Comfort Food Feud: Pizza"December 1, 2020 (2020-12-01)

Contestants:

  • Austin Baker, Head Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Pietro Mazzella, Chef & Owner from Wayne, NJ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Steve Welch, Chef & Owner from Cambridge, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stacy Mokes, Executive Sous Chef from Asbury Park, NJ (winner)


Notes: This is the fourth part of a five-part outdoor tournament. The theme of this episode is pizza in every round, both as a basket ingredient and as a dish. The four meat pizza in round one consisted of pepperoni, ham, sausage and bacon. The spaghetti pizza in round 2 was meatballs, cheese, and sauce on top of a baked spaghetti crust. The cereal pizza in round 3 was a pizza crust topped with cream cheese icing and colorful cereal.

6115"Comfort Food Feud: Finale"December 8, 2020 (2020-12-08)

Contestants:

  • Stacy Mokes, Executive Sous Chef from Asbury Park, NJ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sarita Ekya, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Danny Rassi, Chef and Owner from North Conway, NH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Christopher Walker, Chef and Butcher from Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the final part of a five-part outdoor tournament and each past themed ingredient (pizza, bacon, burger, mac & cheese) was featured in the baskets. The "hot butt cappy" in round 1 was a capicola meat presented in a long Italian-style sub sandwich. While Chopped normally obscures brand names,the grape jelly appeared to be Welch’s brand. The "pizza cocktail" in round 2 was a version of a Bloody Mary with tomato and mozzarella garnish. The cinna burger in round 3 was a quadruple bacon cheeseburger with cinnamon rolls instead of burger buns.

6126"Cooked with Care!"March 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)

Contestants:

  • Brandon Burr, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Richmond, VA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Rosanna Martinelli, Pediatric ICU Nurse from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Krissie Scott, Geriatric Care Nurse from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Lorraine Wheeler, ICU Nurse from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This episode featured amateur cooks and paid tribute to nurses on the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nurse Brandon cut himself in the first round.

6137"Hangry Baskets: Late Night"April 6, 2021 (2021-04-06)

Contestants:

  • Keith Batts, Chef & Caterer from Nashville, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Hilda Ysusi, Executive Chef & Owner from The Woodlands, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Brian Poe, Chef & Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jamarr Massey, Corporate Executive Chef from Miami, FL (winner)


Notes: This is the last of four unconnected, emotionally themed episodes featuring things you eat when you're "hangry". The baskets in this episode had typical late night food staples.

6148"Martha Rules: Pantry Surprise!"April 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)

Contestants:

  • Woldy Reyes, Catering Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brittney Williams, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kristen Harlach, Executive Chef from Boston, MA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Eric Marshall, Private Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the first of a special five part, outdoor tournament in Maine for $50,000. Unlike past Chopped tournaments, this tournament features various special challenges doled out by Martha Stewart. For this episode, Martha reduced the pantry to a basic 20 ingredients. She swapped out the 20 ingredients in the first two rounds for pastry-based ingredients in the third round.

6159"Martha Rules: Tick Tock!"April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)

Contestants:

  • Emshika Alberini, Chef & Owner from Littleton, NH (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Paul Garberson, Executive Chef from Philadelphia, PA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Julie Cutting, Chef & Owner from Portsmouth, NH (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Vladimir Lebrun, Executive Chef from Sangus, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the second part of the Martha Rules tournament. In this episode, Martha changed the amount of cook time partway into each round. The appetizer round was reduced to 15 minutes. The entrée round had an extra 5 minutes (35 minutes total) but there was also an extra ingredient in the form of a margarita made by Martha. The dessert round lasted for however long it took Martha to make a lemon meringue pie (their time ended up being a little over 25 minutes). In the first round, Chef Vladimir cut himself.

61610"Martha Rules: Blade and Switch!"April 27, 2021 (2021-04-27)

Contestants:

  • John DaSilva, Chef & Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Courtnee Futch, Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • David Israelow, Chef & Owner from New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jennifer Normant, Executive Chef from Newburyport, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the third part of the Martha Rules tournament. In this episode, Martha made contestants switch stations in the middle of every round. In round 1, she had David switch with Jennifer and made Courtnee switch with John. Then she made them switch back to their original stations. In round 2 she moved Jennifer to Courtnee's station, Courtnee went to David's station, and David moved to Jennifer's station. Then she made them go to a station they hadn't been to before: David on Courtnee's station, Jennifer on David's station, and Courtnee on Jennifer's station. In round 3 David and Jennifer switched three times, finishing at each others' station.

61711"Martha Rules: Mystery Competitor!"May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04)

Contestants:

  • James Kelly, Executive Chef from Brooklyn, NY (eliminated mid-round 1) & William Lawrence, Executive Private Chef from New York, NY (eliminated after round 1) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Anthony Caldwell, Executive Chef & Owner from Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Julie Cutting, Chef & Owner from Portsmouth, NH (introduced in round 3) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Saba Wahid Duffy, Private Chef from Framingham, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the fourth part of the Martha Rules tournament. In this episode, the chefs were told they could be eliminated mid-round. Martha taste-tested components from everyone's stations and eliminated James Kelly in the middle of round 1. A chef was also eliminated normally after the first round. In the third round, Martha brought in a runner-up chef (Julie Cutting) from a previous Martha Rules round (Tick Tock!)

61812"Martha Rules: Grand Finale!"May 11, 2021 (2021-05-11)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)
61913"Taco Brawl"May 18, 2021 (2021-05-18)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)

Season 50 (2021-)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
6201"Time Capsule: '60s Foods!"June 1, 2020 (2020-06-01)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)
6212"Time Capsule: '90s Foods!"June 8, 2020 (2020-06-08)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)
6223"Time Capsule: Future Foods!"June 15, 2020 (2020-06-15)

Contestants:

  • (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • (eliminated after the entrée)
  • (eliminated after the dessert)
  • (winner)

Specials[edit]

Food Networks Stars! (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
S1TBA"Food Network Stars!"July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)

Contestants:

  • Jeff Mauro (TNFNS season 7 winner) (Sandwich King) (Charity: Opportunity Knocks – River Forest, IL) (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Amy Finley (TNFNS season 3 winner) (The Gourmet Next Door) (Charity: The Lois Merrill Foundation – San Diego, CA) (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Melissa d'Arabian (TNFNS season 5 winner) (Ten Dollar Dinners) (Charity: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – New York, NY) (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Aarti Sequeira (TNFNS season 6 winner) (Aarti Party) (Charity: Central City Community Outreach – Los Angeles, CA) (winner)


Notes: This episode featured four contestants that were previous winners of Food Network Star that were competing for $10,000 for the charity of their choice. The judges were the mentors for Season 8 of Food Network Star

Grill Masters Tournament (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
S2TBA"Grill Masters: Part One"July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)

Contestants:

  • Jennifer Duncan, Caterer and Competitive Barbecue Champion, Whiskey Ranch BBQ/Pitmaster, Smoked To The Bone BBQ Team, Gilbert, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tommy Duncan, Caterer and Competitive Barbecue Champion, Whiskey Ranch BBQ, Gilbert, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Galen Zamarra, Chef and Restaurateur, Mas (Farmhouse), New York, NY (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, Competitive Barbecue Champion, St. Petersburg, FL (advances to final round) (winner)


Notes: This was the first Chopped Grill Masters tournament ever. This is part 1 of a 5 episode series of episodes, where sixteen "pro" grillers competed. The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, where they competed for $50,000. The "Grill Masters" episodes were taped outdoors at Old Tucson Studios near Tucson, AZ. Jennifer and Tommy Duncan are husband and wife. The yak steaks in the first basket appeared to be top sirloin steaks.

S3TBA"Grill Masters: Part Two"July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)

Contestants:

  • Carey Bringle, Owner and Barbecue Pitmaster, Peg Leg Porker, Nashville, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Dushyant Singh, Executive Sous chef, Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Nicole Davenport, Chef and Restaurateur, Sugar and Smoke, Fredericksburg, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sam Choy, Chef and Restaurateur, Kawaii, HI (advances to final round) (winner)


Notes: This is part 2 of 5.

S4TBA"Grill Masters: Part Three"August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)

Contestants:

  • Robyn Lindars, Chef and Blogger, "Grill Grrrl" food blog, Miami, FL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Timothy Grandinetti, Chef and Restaurateur, Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, Winston-Salem, NC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Doug Keiles, Competitive Barbecue Champion and Pitmaster, Ribs Within BBQ Team, Hillsbourough, NJ (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ernest Servantes, Executive Chef, Texas Lutheran University/Barbecue Pitmaster, Burnt Bean Co., New Braunfels, TX (advances to final round) (winner)


Notes: This is part 3 of 5.

S5TBA"Grill Masters: Part Four"August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)

Contestants:

  • Chad Ward, Competitive Barbecue Champion, Whiskey Bent BBQ, Lakeland, FL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Corinne Trang, Chef and Educator, Westport, CT (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Rick Browne, Chef and Author, Seattle, WA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Kent Rollins, Cook and Chuckwagon Owner, Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon, Byers, TX (advances to final round) (winner)


Notes: This is part 4 of 5.

S6TBA"Grill Masters: Finale"August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19)

Contestants:

  • Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, Competitive Barbecue Champion, St. Petersburg, FL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Sam Choy, Chef and Restaurateur, Kawaii, HI (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Kent Rollins, Cook and Chuckwagon Owner, Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon, Byers, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Ernest Servantes, Executive Chef, Texas Lutheran University/Barbecue Pitmaster, Burnt Bean Co., New Braunfels, TX (winner)


Notes: This is the final part of the tournament. The 4 preliminary round winners competed for the $50,000 grand prize.

Grill Masters Tournament (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
S7TBA"Grill Masters: Episode One"July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)

Contestants:

  • Staci Graves Jett, Caterer & BBQ Pit Master, Hog Heaven, Brooksville, KY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Randy Pauly, Firefighter & BBQ Pit Champ, Holy Cow Cookers, Pearland, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Danielle Dimovski, Competitive BBQ Champ, Diva Q BBQ, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Chris Hart, Competitive BBQ Champ & Author, Wicked Good Barbecue, Boston, MA (winner)


Notes: This is the second grill masters tournament, taking place a few years after the first one, and in a different location: Queens County Farm in Queens, New York. This tournament would kick start an annual, summer competition special for every year after this one. Just like the first tournament, there are 5 episodes, with 4 episodes being preliminary rounds and the winners of all four rounds competing in the finale for a $50,000 prize. Chef Chris forgot the ricotta in round 3, but was given the win based on the performance of his entire meal.

S8TBA"Grill Masters: Episode Two"July 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)

Contestants:

  • Candy Sue Weaver, Competitive BBQ Champ, BBQ Delight, Pine Bluff, AR (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Matty Melehes, Chef de Cuisine, Q Roadhouse Brewing Co., Jackson, WY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mary Brent "M.B." Galyean, Expedition Chef, Charleston, WV (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stan Hays, Pit Master, County Line Smokers, Pleasant Hill, MO (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of a 5 part series. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the Worcestershire sauce in the second round is a product of tournament sponsor Lea & Perrins.

S9TBA"Grill Masters: Episode Three"July 28, 2015 (2015-07-28)

Contestants:

  • Donna Fong, Competitive BBQ Champ, Butcher's Daughter BBQ, Alameda, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tom Spaulding, Live Fire Catering, 1843 Live Fire Catering, Austin, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Harry Soo, Competitive BBQ Champ, Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ, Los Angeles, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Leslie Roark Scott, Competitive BBQ Champ & Chef, Ubon's, Yazoo City, MS (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of a 5 part series. The fruit skewers included purple grapes, pineapple, strawberries, and cantaloupe. Donna and Harry were engaged at the time of filming.

S10TBA"Grill Masters: Episode Four"August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)

Contestants:

  • Phil Johnson, Food Truck Owner, Sammitch's, Phoenix, AZ (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ash Fulk, Chef & Culinary Director, Hill Country Barbecue Market, New York, NY (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Mike Davis, BBQ Pit Master, Delight, AR (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Angie Mar, Executive Chef, Beatrice Inn, New York, NY (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of a 5 part series.

S11TBA"Grill Masters: Episode Five"August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)

Contestants:

  • Leslie Roark Scott, Competitive BBQ Champ & Chef, Ubon's, Yazoo City, MS (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Chris Hart, Competitive BBQ Champ & Author, Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Stan Hays, Pit Master, County Line Smokers, Pleasant Hill, MO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Angie Mar, Executive Chef, Beatrice Inn, New York, NY (winner)


Notes: The final part of a 5 part series, in which the winner earned $50,000. The contestants were given 40 minutes in the entree round rather than the usual 30 to allow proper time to prep the goat.

Chopped: Impossible (2015)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S12TBA"Chopped: Impossible, Part 1"October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)

Contestants:


Notes: Part one of a four-part tournament. Four returning Chopped Champions face off for a spot in the finale for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $40,000. Diane Dimeo was also in the first Chopped Champions event in season 2, and Marc Anthony Bynum was a finalist in the second Chopped Champions event in season 5. The edible flowers in the entree round included pansies, snapdragons, and nasturtiums. The apple teeth in the dessert round were made from apple slices, peanut butter, and marshmallows.

S13TBA"Chopped: Impossible, Part 2"October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)

Contestants:


Notes: Part two of a four-part tournament. Four returning Chopped Champions face off for a spot in the finale. A hammer and screwdriver was provided in the dessert basket to help the chefs crack open the ostrich egg.

S14TBA"Chopped: Impossible, Part 3"November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)

Contestants:


Notes: Part three of a four-part tournament. Four returning Chopped Champions face off for a spot in the finale. Leslie Roark Scott was a finalist in the 2015 Chopped Grill Masters Tournament.

S15TBA"Chopped: Impossible, Grand Finale"November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)

Contestants:


Notes: Part four of a four-part tournament. Winners of the three previous episodes faced off for $15,000 in two rounds: appetizer and entree. Judging after the second round held both the first and second rounds in consideration to determine the tournament winner. In the third round, the winner faced celebrity chef Robert Irvine in an additional entrée round for a chance to increase the winnings from $15,000 to $40,000. This is the first episode where three chefs compete in the Appetizer round and the two chefs compete in the Entree round.

Secrets of Winning (2015)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S16TBA"Secrets of Winning"December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from the first 26 seasons (and the Chopped: After Hours web series), along with tips on competing in the Chopped kitchen.

Grill Masters Napa (2016)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S17TBA"Grill Masters Napa: Part 1"July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)

Contestants:

  • Bryan Moscatello, Executive Chef, Calistoga Ranch, Saint Helena, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Ashley Pado, Corporate Chef, Certified Angus Beef® Brand, Wooster, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Chad Rosenthal, Chef & Restaurateur, The Lucky Well, Ambler, PA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jonathon Sawyer, Chef & Restaurateur, The Greenhouse Tavern, Trentina and Noodlecat, Cleveland, OH (winner)


Notes: This is the third summer grilling tournament. This time around, the winner of the first episode received $10,000 and a spot in the $50,000 grand finale. The tournament was held at Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Instead of an oven and stove, contestants were provided with a gas grill, charcoal grill, and smoker. In addition, some other equipment such as a blast chiller and ice cream machine were not available.

S18TBA"Grill Masters Napa: Part 2"July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)

Contestants:

  • Nate Berrigan-Dunlop, Executive Chef, Penrose Restaurant, Oakland, CA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Karen Mitchell, Executive Chef, Palm Restaurant, Boston, MA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Christopher Schobel, Chef & Restaurateur, Fat Daddy's Smokehouse, Kihei, HI (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sophina Uong, Executive Chef, Revival Bar & Kitchen, Berkeley, CA (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of a 5 part tournament. The winner received $10,000 and a spot in the $50,000 grand finale. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the baked beans in the first basket were Bush's Smokehouse Tradition Grillin' Beans - a product of a Chopped sponsor.

S19TBA"Grill Masters Napa: Part 3"July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)

Contestants:

  • Charles Grund, Corporate Chef, Hill Country Barbecue Market, New York, NY (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Brian Bruns, Executive Sous Chef, Spiaggia Restaurant & Café, Chicago, IL (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Jason Bergeron, Executive Chef, Tavistock Restaurant Collection, San Francisco, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Daniel Gomez Sanchez, Executive Sous Chef, La Toque, Napa, CA (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of a 5 part tournament. Due to the extensive time required to prepare abalone, the abalone in the first basket was cleaned ahead of time. To save time in the third round, both chefs agreed to use pre-shelled pistachios from the pantry instead of ones from the basket; the judges permitted this since both chefs had the same advantage.

S20TBA"Grill Masters Napa: Part 4"July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26)

Contestants:

  • Ken Hess, Chef & Pitmaster, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Tracy Anderson, Pitmaster & Owner, Woodhouse BBQ, Napa, CA (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Chrissy Camba, Chef & Owner, Maddy's Dumpling House, Chicago, IL (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Tony Maws, Chef & Restaurateur, Craigie on Main/Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Cambridge/Somerville, MA (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of a 5 part tournament. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the cheddar cheese in the third basket was Sargento 4 State Cheddar - a product of a Chopped sponsor.

S21TBA"Grill Masters Napa: Grand Finale"August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)

Contestants:

  • Tony Maws, Chef & Restaurateur, Craigie on Main/Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Cambridge/Somerville, MA (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jonathon Sawyer, Chef & Restaurateur, The Greenhouse Tavern, Trentina and Noodlecat, Cleveland, OH (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Daniel Gomez Sanchez, Executive Sous Chef, La Toque, Napa, CA (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Sophina Uong, Executive Chef, Revival Bar & Kitchen, Berkeley, CA (winner)


Notes: Last part of the 5 part tournament. The winners of the four previous episodes competed for an additional $50,000. The tortillas in the first basket were given to the chefs as uncooked masa. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the Cabernet Sauvignon in the third basket was a product of tournament sponsor and host Beringer Vineyards.

Grill Masters Tournament (2017)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S22TBA"Grill Masters: Battle 1"August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)

Contestants:

  • Lori Frazee (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Craig Verhage (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Andy Husbands (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Megan Day (winner)


Notes: Part 1 of a 5 part grilling tournament featuring 16 pro grillers. The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finals to compete for $50,000 and a trip for 2 to Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Like past grilling tournaments, this was an outdoor competition where the chefs had to grill. Filming returned to Queens County Farm for this year's tournament. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the Cabernet Sauvignon in the first basket was a product of tournament sponsor Beringer Vineyards. Chef Husbands was a contestant on Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen.

S23TBA"Grill Masters: Battle 2"August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08)

Contestants:

  • Richard Fergola (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Jeff Bannister (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ro Daniel (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Johnson (winner)


Notes: Part 2 of 5. Chopped normally obscures brand names but the third basket specifically identified Bush's baked beans, a sponsor of the tournament.

S24TBA"Grill Masters: Battle 3"August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)

Contestants:

  • Lee Ann Whippen (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Moe “Big Moe” Cason (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Flip Wise (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stephen Coe (winner)


Notes: Part 3 of 5. Chopped normally obscures brand names but the first basket features Sargento cheese, a longtime sponsor of Chopped.

S25TBA"Grill Masters: Battle 4"August 22, 2017 (2017-08-22)

Contestants:

  • Marco Niccoli (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Nikki Martin (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Joanna Dunn (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Jim “Big Jim” Stancil (winner)


Notes: Part 4 of 5. While Chopped normally obscures brand names, the lamb loin chops in the first basket were provided by tournament sponsor Walmart. Chef Dunn was a contestant on Season 3 of Hell's Kitchen.

S26TBA"Grill Masters: Finale Battle"August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)

Contestants:

  • Jim “Big Jim” Stancil (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Megan Day (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Stephen Coe (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Joe Johnson (winner)


Notes: Part 5 of 5; the finale. The qualifying chefs competed for $50,000 and a trip for 2 to Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA.

Just Desserts (2018)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S27TBA"Just Desserts: $50,000 Desserts"TBA

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

S28TBA"Just Desserts: All-Stars"June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

S29TBA"Just Desserts: Outrageous Baskets"June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

S30TBA"Just Desserts: Dessert Dream Teams"June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

S31TBA"Just Desserts: Redemption Wars"TBA

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

S32TBA"Just Desserts: Viewers' Choice Baskets"TBA

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

Grill Masters Tournament (2018)[edit]

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S33TBA"Grill Masters: Kansas City"July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)

Contestants:

  • Jeremy Williams, Pit Master & Co-Owner from Kansas City, MO (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Craig Carter, Pit Master from Kansas City, MO (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Katey Magee, Chef from Kansas City, MO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Stephanie Wilson, Pit Master & BBQ team Co-Owner from Kansas City, MO (winner)


Notes: For the first time, the 5 part grilling tournament was hosted indoors; on the Chopped set (redecorated to suit the grill theme, though it's not the first time the show has had all-grilling episodes). Each episode features four chefs from a region known for their barbecue; this episode featured Kansas City, MO. The winner of this episode would go on to the finale to compete for $50,000. Guest judge Moe Cason was a contestant in the 2017 Chopped Grill Masters Tournament. The entree round obscured the soda pop brand (which appeared to be ‘’Dr. Pepper’’) but featured Bush's spicy black beans (a long-time sponsor of Chopped).

S34TBA"Grill Masters: North Carolina"August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)

Contestants:

  • Jerry Stephenson Jr., Pit Master and Owner from Johnston County, NC (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Christopher Prieto, Pit Master and Owner from Knightdale, NC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Melanie Dunia, Executive Chef from Raleigh, NC (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Adam Hughes, Pit Master from Edenton, NC (winner)


Notes: This is part 2 of a 5 part grilling competition. Each episode features four chefs from a region known for their barbecue; this episode featured North Carolina. The "sonker" in the third round is a type of deep-dish cobbler with a lattice pie crust on top, with a "milk dip" on the side that mimics crème anglaise.

S35TBA"Grill Masters: Memphis"August 14, 2018 (2018-08-14)

Contestants:

  • Claire Campbell, Pitmaster from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Walter Crutchfield, Jr., Chef and Owner from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Ernie Mellor, Pitmaster and Restaurant Owner from Memphis, TN (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melvin “Boots” Johnson, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is part 3 of a 5 part grilling competition. Each episode features four chefs who specialize in a specific region's barbecue; this episode featured Memphis, TN. Chef Campbell is the sister of former Chopped contestant Erin Campbell. A basket item in the appetizer round (BBQ nachos) was originated by chef Mellor. The winner, despite currently working in New York, grew up with ‒ and cooks ‒ Memphis style barbecue.

S36TBA"Grill Masters: Texas"August 21, 2018 (2018-08-21)

Contestants:

  • Sloan Rinaldi, Pit Master and Owner from Houston, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Carlo Casanova, Pit Master from San Antonio, TX (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Esaul Ramos, Pit Master and Owner from San Antonio, TX (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Leonard Botello, Pit Master and Owner from Brenham, TX (winner)


Notes: This is part 4 of a 5 part grilling competition. Each episode features four chefs from a region known for their barbecue; this episode featured Texas. The third judge in this episode, Ernest Servantes, is a Texas native and winner of the first Chopped Grill Masters Tournament. Chopped normally obscures brand names, but the third basket featured Blue Moon wheat ale (a sponsor of the tournament).

S37TBA"Grill Masters: Final Showdown"August 28, 2018 (2018-08-28)

Contestants:

  • Leonard Botello, Pit Master and Owner from Brenham, TX (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • Adam Hughes, Pit Master from Edenton, NC (eliminated after the entrée)
  • Stephanie Wilson, Pit Master & Co-Owner from Kansas City, MO (eliminated after the dessert)
  • Melvin “Boots” Johnson, Executive Chef from New York, NY (winner)


Notes: This is the finale of 2018's grilling competition. The finalists represented Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, all competing for a chance at $50,000. The piñata in the dessert basket was shaped like a red chili pepper and filled with caramel squares, malt balls, strawberry hard candies, and taffy.

Just Desserts (2020)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S38TBA"Just Desserts: Celebrities"March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Compilation episode featuring highlights from five dessert rounds from previously-aired episodes.

A Very Chopped Holiday (2020)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
S39TBA"A Very Chopped Holiday"December 22, 2020 (2020-12-22)

Contestants:

  • N/A (eliminated after the appetizer)
  • N/A (eliminated after the entrée)
  • N/A (eliminated after the dessert)
  • N/A (winner)


Notes: Ted Allen hosted this special Holiday themed compilation episode featuring highlights from previously-aired episodes, both holiday and non-holiday. Throughout the episode, Ted opened baskets featuring tongue-in-cheek ingredients for simple holiday treats: the first basket was for a holiday variant on the Moscow Mule cocktail, the second basket was for a simple affogato, and the third basket allowed for Ted to simply use the cleaver to chop off the top of the champagne bottle.

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