List of Guy's Grocery Games episodes

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Guy's Grocery Games is a elimination cooking game show that is hosted by Guy Fieri. It airs on the Food Network and Food Network Canada. As of October 8, 2017, 179 episodes of Guy's Grocery Games have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
112October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)Food Network
211May 11, 2014 (2014-05-11)July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
315July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27)December 14, 2014 (2014-12-14)
416January 4, 2015 (2015-01-04)April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
510May 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05)
612July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
714October 4, 2015 (2015-10-04)December 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)
811January 3, 2016 (2016-01-03)March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)
912March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
1012July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)
1115October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)December 25, 2016 (2016-12-25)
1215January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)
1311April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)
1410July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
1511October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)January 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)
1615January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)March 11, 2018 (2018-03-11)
1715February 28, 2018 (2018-02-28)May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
1815May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
1916August 16, 2018 (2018-08-16)November 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)
2018December 23, 2018 (2018-12-23)August 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)
2117September 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)April 5, 2020 (2020-04-05)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
1
1
Wild In The Aisles
October 20, 2013

Round 1: Spaghetti & Meatballs - Out of Stock (no pasta, no ground beef)

  • Eliminated 1st: Karen Forsberg

Round 2: Family Meal for 4 - Budget Battle ($6.35)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Nia Pullinzi

Round 3: Best Dish - Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 3rd: Stanley Hagerman

Winner: Tom Ramsey ($16,000)

1
2
Frozen Feats
October 27, 2013

Round 1: Asian Stir Fry - 5 Ingredients Or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Natalie Romero

Round 2: Grocery List (Eggo® Homestyle waffles, something sweet, something over $4, a protein, something spicy, something green, something under $2) - Fun Family Meal

  • Eliminated 2nd: Monica Smith

Round 3: Decadent Pasta Dish - Culinary Quiz & Closing Time

  • Eliminated 3rd: Nick Wilson

Winner: Kris "Plum" Plummer ($14,000)

Notes: Round 2 featured a name brand product (Eggo waffles) which denote it as a possible sponsor of the show. Round 3 had the first Culinary Quiz of the series. For winning the culinary quiz, Nick's advantage was a 15 second head start in the third round.

1
3
The Ol' Switcheroo
November 3, 2013

Round 1: Gourmet Salad - Out of Stock (no lettuce/leafy greens)

  • Eliminated 1st: Greg Akahoshi

Round 2: Decadent Burger - Budget Battle ($7.96) & Culinary Quiz

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jessica Swift

Round 3: Comfort Meal - Mixed Bag

  • Eliminated 3rd: Lenny McNab

Winner: Cristina Topham ($20,000)

Notes: Cristina won the Culinary Quiz in the second round and her advantage was an extra 50¢. In the third round, the contestants had 4 minutes to shop with regular sized grocery canvas bags instead of carts (though it wasn't identified as game) and then had the series' first version of a "swap" game (a bag swap). Lenny McNab is notable for going on to compete and win Season 10 of "Food Network Star".

1
4
Surf's Up
November 10, 2013

Round 1: Surf & Turf - Can Can (+1 produce & +1 dairy)

  • Eliminated 1st: Keith Obarski

Round 2: Soup & Sandwich - No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 2nd: Dayna McLeod

Round 3: Steakhouse Dinner - Grocery List (bone-in protein, something green, a starch, a dairy product, onion family, a boxed item, a vegetable)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Shawn Davis

Winner: Geo Ketchedjian ($8,000)

Notes: In round 1, the contestants were allowed to get 1 item from produce and 1 item from dairy.

1
5
Feisty Fiesta
November 17, 2013

Round 1: Frozen Food Feud (+2 produce) - Best Seafood Dish

  • Eliminated 1st: Philippa Sklaar

Round 2: Culinary Quiz & Grocery List (Kikkoman soy sauce, something green, jarred pickled vegetable, a protein, a corn product, something red, a dairy product) - Mexican Fiesta Dish

  • Eliminated 2nd: Marcel Cocit

Round 3: No Carts Allowed - Best Breakfast

  • Eliminated 3rd: Cassy Pugh

Winner: Samuel Monsour ($20,000)

Notes: In round 1, the contestants were allowed 2 items from the produce department. Samuel won the Culinary Quiz in round 2 so his advantage was a 1 minute head start. Samuel Monsour is notable for having appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Cutthroat Kitchen.

1
6
Cart Your Engines
November 24, 2013

Round 1: International Dish - 5 Items or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Celeste Gill

Round 2: Best Dish - Culinary Quiz & Single Aisle Showdown (Aisle 4)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Chris Tzorin

Round 3: Steak and Potatoes - Out of Stock (no steak, no potatoes)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Eric Tonpis

Winner: Jill Sharpe ($16,000)

Notes: The "5 items or less" game in round 1 (which has a different name from episode 2) is essentially the precursor to the game "Express Lane". In Round 2, Jill won the culinary quiz so her advantage was getting 1 item from anywhere else in the store.

1
7
It's Egg-cellent
December 1, 2013

Round 1: Best Egg Dish - Grocery List (cage-free eggs, protein, can of olives, something green, bread, something crunchy, something spicy)

  • Eliminated 1st: Lori Hill

Round 2: Dinner Party for Four - Culinary Quiz & Budget Battle ($7.83)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Chris Bales

Round 3: Sandwich & Side - Mixed Bag

  • Eliminated 3rd: Stephan Germanaud

Winner: Luca Paris ($14,000)

Notes: Chris Bales was the first contestant on the show to use a wheelchair. In the second round, Stephan won the culinary quiz so his advantage was an extra $1.

1
8
Five Star Frozen Feud
December 8, 2013

Round 1: Five Star Dinner - Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 1st: Lisa Stalvey

Round 2: Healthy Kids Meal - Culinary Quiz & No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 2nd: Timothy Abell

Round 3: Savory Pie - Closing Time (3 minutes)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Lisa Gauntt

Winner: Mark Curry ($16,000)

Notes: In the second round, Timothy won the Culinary Quiz so his advantage was being able to get 1 item from anywhere in the store.

1
9
Holly, Jolly Meals
December 15, 2013

Round 1: Elevated Grilled Cheese - Budget Battle ($6.97)

  • Eliminated 1st: Amy Barnes

Round 2: Unusual Dessert - Culinary Quiz & Single Aisle Showdown (aisle 9)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jason Febres

Round 3: Holiday Meal - Mixed Bag/Bag Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Aram Reed

Winner: Claud Beltran ($21,000)

Notes: Aram's culinary quiz advantage was being able to get 1 extra item. Round 3 was the only round with a holiday slant (despite the festive episode title) and the game formerly called "Mixed Bag" was called "Bag Swap" in this episode, though it still retains the same rules as "Mixed Bag" (giving contestants a short amount of time to shop with only a canvas bag). In this episode only, there was a special gift box that could be picked up during the shopping spree for an additional $5,000, bringing the potential total prize to $25,000.

1
10
Game Day Rush
January 5, 2014

Round 1: Game Day Feast - Closing Time (2 minutes)

  • Eliminated 1st: Tal Sims

Round 2: Best Dish - Culinary Quiz & Single Aisle Showdown (aisle 1)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Adela Jung

Round 3: Upscale Chicken Dinner - 5 Items or Less

  • Eliminated 3rd: David Aflalo

Winner: Phillip Frankland Lee ($16,000)

Notes: Adela won the culinary quiz so her advantage was getting to choose 1 item from the diary section. In the third round game, the chefs were provided chicken which didn't count toward their 5-item limit.

1
11
Yes, Chefs Can
January 12, 2014

Round 1: Italian Feast - Can Can (+1 aisle 9 product, +1 fresh herb)

  • Eliminated 1st: Quiana Jeffries

Round 2: Ultimate Hot Dog - Culinary Quiz & Closing Time (2 minutes)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Daniel Vercher

Round 3: Best Rice Dish - Grocery List (rice, boxed stock, bell pepper, protein, alcohol, something spicy, scallions)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Kristina White

Winner: Shane Miller ($18,000)

Notes: The chefs were allowed 2 non-canned items in the first round. For winning the Culinary Quiz in round 2, Kristina got a 15 second head start advantage.

1
12
Cart Wars!
January 19, 2014

Round 1: Taco Night Feast - Out of Stock (no tortillas, no ground beef)

  • Eliminated 1st: Justine Cowan

Round 2: Sandwich - Culinary Quiz & Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 2nd: Lisa Vigil

Round 3: Best Seafood Dish - 5 Items or Less (+ 2 items)

  • Eliminated 3rd: David Blonsky

Winner: Jay Kean ($12,000)

Notes: Jay suffered a deep cut in the first round and opted to tape up his wound rather than leaving the competition to get stitches. Jay won the culinary quiz so his advantage was getting 1 extra item from the store. In the final round, Guy wheeled out a small rack with random food items and offered the two chefs a choice of two additional items each.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

From this season forward, the show moved filming to a new, specially built supermarket set located in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, CA. This season had some episodes that were produced during Season 3 production but was carried over to this season.

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
2
1
Moms Know Best
May 11, 2014

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("B")

  • Eliminated 1st: Deanna Ruppelli

Round 2: Brunch for Four - Grocery Pictogram & Budget Battle ($7.08)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Tiffany Gray

Round 3: Guilty Pleasure Entree - Culinary Quiz & 4 Minute Shop & Cart Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Sherry Schie

Winner: Marla Ortega ($18,000)

Notes: All competing chefs were mothers and Guy brought in his mother, Penny, to introduce the first game. This episode was the first to have 2 culinary quizzes. Marla won the round 2 culinary quiz and her advantage was an extra $1. Then she got the round 3 culinary quiz correct and her advantage was 1 extra item from anywhere in the store.

2
2
Caught in the Middle
May 18, 2014

Round 1: International Dish - Know Your Varieties & Meals from the Middle

  • Eliminated 1st: Daniella Malfitano

Round 2: Best Seafood Dish - Grocery Pictogram & 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 2nd: Ghazwan Alsharif

Round 3: Signature Burger - Out of Stock (no ground meat)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Luke Reyes

Winner: Kirsten Helle ($16,000)

Notes: This is the first time a "culinary quiz" was presented in round 1. Daniella won the round 1 quiz so her advantage was 1 extra item from anywhere in the store. Ghazwan won the round 2 culinary quiz and his advantage was 1 extra grocery item.

2
3
Grocery Grillin'
May 25, 2014

Round 1: Grill Pizza - Red Light Special (peanut butter)

  • Eliminated 1st: Jamie McDonald

Round 2: Best Dish - Grocery Pictogram & Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Leila Armas

Round 3: On the Bone Dish - Culinary Quiz & Top Shelf/Bottom Shelf (top shelf)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Kevin Naderi

Winner: Aaron Deal ($20,000)

Notes: The theme of this episode was grilling in every round. Aaron won the round 2 culinary quiz and his advantage was a 15 second head start. Kevin won the round 3 culinary quiz and his advantage was 1 extra item from anywhere in the store.

2
4
Next Food Network Stars Take Over Flavortown
June 1, 2014

Round 1: Lunchtime Favorite - 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Justin Warner (Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger -$3,500)

Round 2: Steakhouse Dinner - Grocery Pictogram & Budget Battle ($9.99)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Melissa D'Arabian (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - $3,500)

Round 3: Best Dish - Word & One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Jeff Mauro (Hephzibah Children's Association - $3,500)

Winner: Aaron McCargo Jr. (Play to Win - $20,000)

Notes: The chefs were all winners of 'The Next Food Network Star' and were playing for their charity of choice. For winning the culinary quiz in round 2, Aaron got an extra $1 towards his budget. Jeff won the culinary quiz in round 3 so his advantage was being able to get rid of an ingredient he didn't want to use. Guy donated $3,500 to the charities of each of the eliminated chefs.

2
5
Cut the Cheese
June 8, 2014

Round 1: Best Mac & Cheese Dish - Aisle Down (cheese dept.)

Round 2: Chicken Dinner - Watch Your Weight (6 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Kermit Griffin

Round 3: Romantic Meal - Word & Cart Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Mika Leon

Winner: Salvatore Boscarello ($18,000)

Notes: For the first time, no one was able to answer the culinary quiz (in round 3) so Guy told them the answer and even sent his son, Ryder, to physically show them where the correct grocery item was. Mika brought it back to Guy the fastest so her advantage was being able to get 1 additional ingredient.

2
6
Free Samples
June 15, 2014

Round 1: Mediterranean Dish - Keep It Sample (sliders, pickles, bologna, or meatballs)

  • Eliminated 1st: William "Chazz" Hyman

Round 2: Dessert - Culinary Close Up & Closing Time (90 seconds)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Erin French

Round 3: Best Dish - Food Wheel (whole chicken & aisle 4)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Guy Wiener

Winner: Tanya Solomon ($20,000)

Notes: The first version of "Keep It Sample" appeared in this episode and the rules were that 1 ingredient would be allowed per person on a first come, first serve basis. Tanya won the round 2 culinary quiz and her advantage was being able to get 1 extra ingredient.

2
7
Marshmallow Madness
June 22, 2014

Round 1: Hearty Lunch - Red Light Special (marshmallows)

  • Eliminated 1st: Anna Harouvis

Round 2: Taco Night - Know Your Varieties & Grocery List (jarred meat, tamarind soda, pork rinds, frozen peaches)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Joshua "Bushy" Bushnick

Round 3: Family Favorite - Culinary Quiz & One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Felix Barron

Winner: Mark Estee ($20,000)

Notes: Mark won the culinary quiz in round 2 so his advantage was a 30 second headstart. He also won the culinary quiz in round 3 and his advantage was an extra item.

2
8
Produce and Cons
June 29, 2014

Round 1: Vegetarian Feast - Meals from the Middle

  • Eliminated 1st: Michele Wilson

Round 2: Surf and Turf - Market Multiple Choice & Budget Battle ($9.35)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Nicky Morse

Round 3: Best Dish - Food Wheel (whole chicken & "purple")

  • Eliminated 3rd: Johanna Lawrence

Winner: Trevor Ball ($20,000)

Notes: Nicky won the new culinary quiz in season 2 and his advantage was getting an extra 65¢.

2
9
If At First You Don't Succeed, Fry, Fry Again
July 6, 2014

Round 1: Fried Feast - Watch Your Weight (5 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Colleen O'Hare

Round 2: Dish on a Stick - Culinary Quiz & Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Brandon Peacock

Round 3: Elegant Dinner - Food Wheel (pork chops & $7.86)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Josh Silvers

Winner: Christopher Pipilis ($18,000)

Notes: Josh won the culinary quiz in round 2 so his advantage was 1 extra ingredient. The pork chops in round 3 were provided to the contestants and it didn't count towards their budget.

2
10
Cart to Table
July 13, 2014

Round 1: Comfort Food - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 1st: Annquinetta Kelly

Round 2: Breakfast for Dinner - Culinary Quiz & No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 2nd: Kim Malcolm

Round 3: Best Dish - Food Wheel (frozen tilapia & aisle 1)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Christian Chavanne

Winner: Eddie Porter ($20,000)

Notes: Eddie won the culinary quiz in round 2 so his advantage was being able to get an extra ingredient.

2
11
Weight for It
July 20, 2014

Round 1: Best Burger - Watch Your Weight (4 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Miles McMath

Round 2: A Square Meal - Know Your Varieties & Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 2nd: Keith Loren

Round 3: Pork Dinner - Grocery List (fried onions, a starch, dried fruit, something red, ranch dressing, breakfast cereal)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Elizabeth Ristovski

Winner: Holly Gray ($18,000)

Notes: Elizabeth won the culinary quiz in round 2 so her advantage was one extra ingredient from anywhere in the store

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
3
1
Around the World in Three Carts
July 27, 2014

Round 1: International Dish - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 1st: Sarah Fish

Round 2: Dessert - Know Your Varieties & Red Light Special (jerky)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Daniel Marquez

Round 3: Best Dish - Culinary Quiz & ABC Game ("C")

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tanya Millican

Winner: Ryan Murff ($16,000)

Notes: Ryan won the culinary quiz in round 2 and his advantage was a 30 second head start. He also won the culinary quiz in round 3 and his advantage was an extra ingredient that began with any letter. The ABC game was introduced in this episode by special guest Jim Belushi.

3
2
Patiently Weighing
August 3, 2014

Round 1: Comfort Food - Watch Your Weight (5 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Rana Obeidat

Round 2: Noodle Dish - Word & Grocery List (anchovies, any nut, something green, grapefruit, shallots, mayonnaise)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Vincenzo Pileggi

Round 3: Best Dish - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Eric Nelson Brown

Winner: Veronica Eicken ($18,000)

Notes: For winning the second round culinary quiz, Veronica could omit 1 item from her grocery list.

3
3
Food Network All-Stars take to the Aisles
August 10, 2014

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("F")

  • Eliminated 1st: Marc Murphy (Share Our Strength - $5,000)

Round 2: International Dish - Food Wheel (whole chicken & $16)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Cat Cora (Chefs for Humanity - $5,000)

Round 3: Upscale Dinner - Word & Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 3rd: Marcel Vigneron (Veggie U - $5,000)

Winner: Alex Guarnaschelli (Alex's Lemonade Stand - $18,000)

Notes: Food Network celebrity chefs compete for charity in this episode. Each chef that got eliminated received $5,000 from Guy and Food Network towards their charity. Marcel won the newest culinary quiz in round 3 so his advantage was 1 item from the produce aisle.

3
4
Triple D Takes on Triple G
September 28, 2014

Round 1: Comfort Food - Grocery List (ground meat, something over $5, radishes, maple syrup)

  • Eliminated 1st: Stretch Rumaner

Round 2: Dinner Party - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: "Panini" Pete Blohme

Round 3: Guy's Favorite - Culinary Quiz & Red Light Special (popcorn) & Cart Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: John Atkinson

Winner: Domineca Catelli ($20,000)

Notes: All the chefs competing were featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives". Stretch was the first (and currently only) contestant to bring his own shopping cart, complete with horn and flamethrower; he did not get to use it in the competition. John won the third round culinary quiz so his advantage was 1 extra item. This is the first time, according to Guy, that the chefs got a "double whammy" challenge, referring to the 2 official games in the final round.

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5
Aisle of Terror
October 5, 2014

Round 1: Hearty Lunch - Red Light Special (caramel apple)

  • Eliminated 1st: Art Jennette

Round 2: Savory Treat - Single Aisle Showdown (aisle 6, +protein, +1 item)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Heather Feher

Round 3: Best Dish - Culinary Quiz & Grocery List (bone marrow, blood orange, any liquor, black garlic, a root vegetable, chicken liver)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Phil Soussan

Winner: Kristopher Delee ($18,000)

Notes: This is the first Halloween themed episode. In round 2, the contestants got to pick 1 protein and later on picked out an extra ingredient from Guy's small grocery rack. In round 3, for winning the culinary quiz, Kristopher's advantage was being able to omit one item from his grocery list.

3
6
Pasta La Vista, Baby
October 12, 2014

Round 1: Pasta Dish - Single Aisle Showdown (aisle 1)

  • Eliminated 1st: Maribel Castaman

Round 2: BBQ Feast - No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 2nd: Robert Ledzianowski

Round 3: Dessert - Culinary Quiz & One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Daniel Nilsson

Winner: Erin Coopey ($20,000)

Notes: For winning the culinary quiz in round 3, Daniel's advantage was being able to grab an extra ingredient. However, he didn't need it and Erin forgot a crucial ingredient so in the spirit of fairness, he gave his extra ingredient advantage to Erin.

3
7
Fan-Tastic Food
October 19, 2014

Round 1: 5-Star Seafood Dinner - 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Jessica Grace

Round 2: Lasagna - Word & Un-Gredients List (dried pasta sheets, ground beef, garlic, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, jarred tomato sauce, mozzarella)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Keith Breedlove

Round 3: Ultimate Burger - ABC Game ("S")

  • Eliminated 3rd: Felipe Milanes

Winner: Dustin Pestano ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the second round culinary quiz, Keith's advantage was being able to use one of the cheeses on the list. According to Guy, a viewer online inspired the second round game, "Un-gredients List" which made its debut in this episode. Guy provided ground beef to both chefs in the final round, which was exempt from the one-letter challenge.

3
8
Not Going to Budge It
October 26, 2014

Round 1: Best Grilled Dish - Budget Battle ($10.99)

  • Eliminated 1st: Cherie Wynn

Round 2: Decadent Breakfast - Market Multiple Choice & Red Light Special (peanut butter & jelly)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Bobby Hansen

Round 3: Sunday Supper - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tori Nakano

Winner: Francois de Melogue ($18,000)

Notes: For winning the second round culinary quiz, Tori's advantage was a 30 second head start.

3
9
A Culinary Spelling Bee
November 2, 2014

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("G")

  • Eliminated 1st: Carolyn O'Reilly

Round 2: Show Stopping Starter - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Tom Lin

Round 3: Classic Dish - Culinary Quiz & Frozen Food Feud -

  • Eliminated 3rd: Rocky Durham

Winner: Tia Harrison ($18,000)

Notes: For winning the third round culinary quiz, Rocky's advantage was an extra ingredient from anywhere in the store.

3
10
Thanksgiving Grocery Trot
November 9, 2014

Round 1: Inventive Fall Dish - Keep it Sample (cream of corn, pumpkin puree, quiche, black forest ham)

  • Eliminated 1st: Ranada West-Riley

Round 2: Game Day Bites (Trio) - Red Light Special (frozen cranberries)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Shawne Shell

Round 3: Upscale Thanksgiving Dinner - Culinary Quiz & 5 Ingredients or Less (+turkey breast)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Terry Braggs

Winner: Randy Mulder ($18,000)

Notes: This is the show's first Thanksgiving holiday episode. For winning the round 3 culinary quiz, Terry was able to get an extra ingredient but he ended up forgetting to put it on the plate. The contestants were provided turkey breast in round 3 which didn't count towards their 5 items.

3
11
Aisle and Error
November 16, 2014

Round 1: Decadent Dish - Meals From the Middle

  • Eliminated 1st: Mari Takahashi

Round 2: Seafood Dinner - Budget Battle ($8.50)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Steve Couch

Round 3: Best Hot Sandwich - Market Multiple Choice & Closing Time (90 seconds)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Michael Feker

Winner: Yvette Bonanno ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the third round culinary quiz, Yvette's advantage was going back for an extra ingredient.

3
12
Pressed for Time
November 23, 2014

Round 1: Panini Lunch - Grocery List (horseradish, something green, candied orange peel, jarred item)

  • Eliminated 1st: Sanjivini Lal

Round 2: Favorite Rice Dish - Meals From the Middle

  • Eliminated 2nd: Carol Mackey

Round 3: Best Seafood Dinner - Culinary Close-Up & Closing Time (4 minutes) & Cart Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Brett Bowen

Winner: Scott Worontzoff ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the third round culinary quiz, Brett's advantage was an extra ingredient from anywhere in the store.

3
13
The Weighting Game
November 30, 2014

Round 1: Best Meat Dish - Watch Your Weight (6 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Mariah Tysz

Round 2: All American Lunch - Food Wheel (frozen tilapia & $7.86)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jesse McQuarrie

Round 3: Gourmet Dinner - Culinary Quiz & Meals on No Wheels & Basket Swap & Red Light Special (chocolate)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Rob Borden

Winner: Jean Paul Peluffo ($14,000)

Notes: For winning the third round culinary quiz, Jean Paul's advantage was an extra ingredient. The third round had the most games to date on the show, including an unofficial one. First, the shop was limited to 4 minutes. Second it was a version of "Think Small" except instead of using a shopping bag, they had to use a shopping basket. Third, they had to swap ingredients. Fourth, partway into the cook, Guy stopped the clock to announce a red light special ingredient.

3
14
Let Them Eat Toast
December 7, 2014

Round 1: French Toast - Aisle Down (bread aisle)

  • Eliminated 1st: Alison Settle

Round 2: Steak Dinner - Know Your Varieties & Can Can

  • Eliminated 2nd: Tony Nasello

Round 3: Soup and Sandwich Combo - No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 3rd: Danielle McKay

Winner: Eric Brenner ($18,000)

Notes: For winning the round 2 cuinary quiz, Danielle's advantage was 1 item from the produce department.

3
15
Dashing Through the Aisles
December 14, 2014

Round 1: Favorite Holiday Meal - Keep it Sample (sweet potatoes, gingerbread man, lox, latkes)

  • Eliminated 1st: Dominic Rocchi

Round 2: Holiday Dessert - Grocery Pictogram & Watch Your Weight (4 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Carol Koty

Round 3: Elegant New Years Dinner - No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 3rd: Eskender Aseged

Winner: Gene Philbin ($25,000)

Notes: Though technically the first holiday episode was in season 1, this episode sets the basis for all future GGG holiday episodes with a fully decorated set and holiday themes in every round. For winning the culinary quiz in round 2, Carol's advantage was an extra pound of food. The winner got an extra $5,000 as a holiday bonus.

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

The shopping spree format was tweaked with contestants no longer being able to pick and choose which item on the list to grab. Starting in aisle 1 and ending at aisle 10, they had 2 minutes to find 10 items, winning $2,000 for every item they got into their cart. If they couldn't find an item, they were allowed to skip it and move on to the next aisle.

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
4
1
Family Style: Kids Rule!
January 4, 2015

Round 1: Breakfast - Watch Your Weight (5 lbs)

  • Eliminated 1st: Cindy Roberts (mom), Omar Roberts (son), Aida Roberts (daughter)

Round 2: Hot Lunch - ABC Game ("R")

  • Eliminated 2nd: Laurel Robertson (mom), Cameron Robertson (son), & Megan Robertson (daughter)

Round 3: Sunday Supper - Food Wheel (hot dogs & "red") & Time Out

  • Eliminated 3rd: Rick Bruno (dad), Harry Bruno (younger son), Shane Bruno (older son)

Winners: Joe Chiovera (dad), Giuseppe Chiovera (younger son), & Xavier Chiovera (older son) ($14,000)

Notes: This is the first of four special episodes where four different families compete together in teams of three; in this episode two young kids competed with a parent. In round 3, the kids from both teams were the only ones allowed to shop for food (while their fathers yelled out ingredients from the station area), and later on the kids had to work in the kitchen for a few minutes while their fathers were forced to give instructions via white erase board.

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2
Family Style: Sibling Rivalry
January 11, 2015

Round 1: Family Feast - 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: MJ Testa (chef/sister), June Testa (sister), Lisa Testa (sister)

Round 2: Something Stuffed - Grocery List (something in a box, item that costs $3.49, something from aisle 8, vegetable with a stem)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jose Loza (chef/brother), Maria Loza (sister), Edith Loza (sister)

Round 3: Upscale Dinner - Food Wheel (strip steak + $7.15) & Time Out

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tregaye Fraser (chef/sister), Andrew Fraser (brother), Kristina Fraser (sister)

Winner: Senada Grbic (chef/sister), Ermin Grbic (brother), Erna Grbic (sister) ($10,000)

Notes: This is the second of four special episodes where four different families compete together as teams of three; in this episode a chef and their two siblings competed. The steaks weren't part of the food budget in round 3.

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3
Family Style: Food Feud
January 18, 2015

Round 1: Noodle Dish - Aisle Down (aisle 4)

  • Eliminated 1st: Chanee Thurston (chef/sister), Delon Thurston (sister), Ernistine Thurston (grandma)

Round 2: Dessert - Meals from the Middle

  • Eliminated 2nd: Omar Vera (chef/husband) Rachel Vera (wife), Elizabeth Vera (sister-in-law)

Round 3: Favorite Family Meal - Culinary Quiz & Watch Your Weight (5 1/2 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Dave Casey (chef/brother), Linda Casey (mother), Patrick Casey (brother)

Winner: Bobby Parrish (chef/husband), Dessi Parrish (wife), Scott Parrish (brother) ($18,000)

Notes: This is the third of four special episodes where different families compete together as teams of three; in this episode a chef and two other family members, including spouses, competed. In the second round, Guy allowed the chefs access to the dairy section for 1 minute. In the third round, the head chefs had to let their families go shopping (but they could yell the ingredients). The Casey family won the culinary quiz in the third round so their advantage was an extra half pound of food.

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4
Family Style: Kids' Choice
January 25, 2015

Round 1: Brunch - Red Light Special (raisins)

  • Eliminated 1st: Mandy Landefeld (mother), Jeff Landefeld (father), Drew Landefeld (son)

Round 2: Comfort Meal - Budget Battle ($9.52) & Time Out

  • Eliminated 2nd: Donna Binbek (mother), Asha Binbek (daughter), Miriam Binbek (daughter)

Round 3: Five Star Dinner - No Carts Allowed & Station Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Paul Murphy (father), Elizabeth Murphy (mother), Meghan Murphy (daughter)

Winner: Michael Lavin (father), Lori Lavin (mother), Andrew Lavin (son) ($14,000)

Notes: This is the last of four special episodes where four different families compete together as teams of three; in this episode parents and their children competed. During the round 2 "Time Out", the head chefs of each family had to step out of the cooking stations for a little while. In round 3, the parents had to carry the groceries while the kids picked the ingredients.

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5
Love is in the Aisle
February 8, 2015

Round 1: Savory Starter - Red Light Special (chocolate)

  • Eliminated 1st: Hannah Ellham

Round 2: Culinary Quiz & Food Wheel ("red" & $30)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jerome Maxwell

Round 3: Candlelight Dinner - Musical Carts

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tara Tahbaz

Winner: Joel Miller ($14,000)

Notes: This was a special Valentine's Day episode. For winning the culinary quiz in round 2, Joel was able to get an extra ingredient. The game "Musical Carts" made its debut in round 3.

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Something Spells Good
February 15, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("M")

  • Eliminated 1st: Matt Andrews

Round 2: Grilled Salad - Culinary Quiz & Watch Your Weight (6 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Tony Sharpe

Round 3: Best Burger - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Brian Anderson

Winner: Katherine Humphus ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the culinary quiz in round 2, Brian was able to get 1 extra pound of food.

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Chefs Ham It Up
February 22, 2015

Round 1: Barbecue Blowout - Budget Battle ($10.25)

  • Eliminated 1st: Jamarr Massey

Round 2: Date Night Dinner - Logo Low-Down & Grocery List (Oscar Meyer carving board ham, caper berries, something from aisle 7, orange marmalade)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Lisa Brooks

Round 3: Best Dish - Food Wheel (fresh salmon & aisle 10)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tony Nguyen

Winner: Caitie Maharg ($16,000)

Notes: A new culinary quiz was introduced in this episode in round 2, which Caitie won. Her advantage was a 30 second head start. This is one of the few episodes that had a name brand product in round 2 (Oscar Meyer).

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Triple D Takes on Triple G... Again!
March 1, 2015

Round 1: Ultimate Diner Dish - Watch Your Weight (7 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Chris Hirsch

Round 2: Guy's Favorite - Culinary Quiz & Guy's Rack

  • Eliminated 2nd: Suzi Maitland

Round 3: Stuffed Entree - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Matt Nagan

Winner: Aaron May ($16,000)

Notes: This is the second special episode where all the contestants were featured in 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'. Aaron won the second round culinary quiz and his advantage was getting 1 extra item. Each contestant had to pick less-than-desirable ingredients from Guy's grocery rack in round 2.

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Don't Skimp on the Shrimp
March 8, 2015

Round 1: Signature Dish - Watch Your Weight (4 1/2 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Madea Allen

Round 2: Weeknight Family Dinner - Red Light Special (Seapak® jumbo butterfly shrimp)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Dan Spangler

Round 3: Upscale Lunch - Know Your Varieties & One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Stephane Meloni

Winner: Meghan Cooper ($12,000)

Notes: Once again there was a name brand sponsor (Seapak) in round 2. Meghan won the third round culinary quiz and her advantage was picking 1 extra ingredient.

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James Beard Nominees on Triple G
March 15, 2015

Round 1: Hors D'oeuvres - Red Light Special (instant ramen)

  • Eliminated 1st: Todd Gray

Round 2: Five Star Seafood Dinner - Know Your Varieties & Budget Battle ($7.77)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Dante Boccuzzi

Round 3: Best Dish - 123 Game (mushroom, 2 ways, 3 aisles)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Winner: Rick Lewis ($14,000)

Notes: All competing chefs were James Beard award nominees. Dante won the second round culinary quiz and his advantage was an extra 73¢ towards his budget.

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Music and Meatloaf
March 22, 2015

Round 1: Meatloaf - Un-gredients (white bread, yellow onion, parsley, ground beef, eggs, ketchup)

  • Eliminated 1st: Joan Taylor

Round 2: Party Appetizer - Keep It Sample (cottage cheese, cherry pie filling, vermouth, chips)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Kathy Fang

Round 3: Daring Dish - Culinary Quiz & Closing Time (2 minutes)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Kaimana Chee

Winner: Corey Newman ($10,000)

Notes: Kiamana won the third round culinary quiz and his advantage was being able to get 1 extra ingredient.

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Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner
March 29, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("P")

  • Eliminated 1st: Albert Alvarado

Round 2: Chicken Dinner - Grocery List (something that costs $2.99, gochujang, pickled item, candy)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Ashley Cook

Round 3: Grilled Dish - Grocery Pictogram & Can Can

  • Eliminated 3rd: Joe Jacobsmeyer

Winner: Dave Cuntz ($12,000)

Notes: Dave won the third round culinary quiz and his advantage was being able to get 1 item from the produce section.

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Chefs Take the High/Low Road
April 5, 2015

Round 1: Hot Sandwich - Keep It Sample (cheese crackers, tamarind, milk, pot stickers)

  • Eliminated 1st: Desiree Lavalette

Round 2: International Dish - Word & 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 2nd: Joseph Gutierrez

Round 3: Best Dish - High/Low Food Wheel (rack of lamb & pork rinds)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Ben Stephens

Winner: Reino Cruz ($16,000)

Notes: Reino won the second round culinary quiz and his advantage was an extra ingredient.

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Triple G a la No Cart
April 12, 2015

Round 1: Mediterranean Feast - Meals From The Middle

  • Eliminated 1st: Robert Stewart

Round 2: Salad and Sandwich - Grocery Pictogram & No Carts Allowed

  • Eliminated 2nd: Andy "Ginger" Nienke

Round 3: Family Favorite - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Marisa Gittens

Winner: Drew Johnson ($14,000)

Notes: Drew won the second round culinary quiz and his advantage was being able to get 1 extra item (though he didn't need it).

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15
Bold Tastes and Big Laughs
April 19, 2015

Round 1: Breakfast - ABC Game ("R")

  • Eliminated 1st: Chanda Clark

Round 2: Steakhouse Dinner - Watch Your Weight (4 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Marianne Sundquist

Round 3: Best Dish - High/Low Food Wheel (pâté & canned cheese)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Chase Meneely

Winner: Walter Potenza ($12,000)

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Battle America!
April 26, 2015

Round 1: Hometown Hit - 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Scott Maki (the south)

Round 2: Seafood Supper - Word & Frozen Food Feud

  • Eliminated 2nd: Eric Rogers (the midwest)

Round 3: Best Dish - 123 Game (halibut & lamb, 2 ways, 3 aisles)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Demetrio Zavala (east coast)

Winner: Crista Luedtke (west coast - $16,000)

Notes: Chefs representing the east coast, the west coast, the mid-west, and the south competed in this episode. Crista won the second round culinary quiz and her advantage was 1 item from the produce section. In previous 123 games, Guy gave both contestants the mandatory ingredient but in this episode, the contestants got to choose the ingredient they would prepare two ways (Crista picked halibut, Demetrio picked lamb).

Season 5 (2015)[edit]

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
5
1
Flavortown Throwdown
May 3, 2015

Round 1: Hearty Lunch - Watch Your Weight (5 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Jacqueline Mearman

Round 2: Innovative Dinner - Grocery List (Bush's Sweet Heat® beans, exotic fruit, item from aisle 8, black garlic)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Cidney Wilcox

Round 3: Best Dish - Culinary Quiz & High/Low Food Wheel (oysters & liverwurst) & 3-Minute Shop

  • Eliminated 3rd: Mike Degen

Winners: Michael Hung ($10,000)

Notes: Mike won the third round culinary quiz so his advantage was 30 seconds of shop time in the middle of the round (and he used them to get two key ingredients he forgot).

5
2
Mother's Day Madness
May 10, 2015

Round 1: Breakfast - Aisle Down (aisle 10)

  • Eliminated 1st: Afreen Wahab

Round 2: Family Favorite - Market Multiple Choice & Express Lane (7 items, +1 extra item)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Miriam Carlinbryan

Round 3: Indulgent Dinner - Flip This Dish (ladyfingers, instant espresso, mascarpone, dark rum, unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Reva Constantine

Winner: Jill Dedinsky ($18,000)

Notes: This was mother's day special. Guy's wife, Lori, was a special guest who helped in Round 2 and offered an extra item to the contestants. Miriam won the second round culinary quiz so her advantage was a 30 second head start.

5
3
Orange You Glad You're in Flavortown
May 17, 2015

Round 1: Comfort Dish - 5 ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Lee Ann Miller

Round 2: Cocktail Brunch - Red Light Special (Simply Orange® pulp free juice)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Charlie Ayers

Round 3: Dynamite Dinner - Culinary Quiz & Musical Carts

  • Eliminated 3rd: Ignacio Chavarria

Winner: Erika Tucker ($16,000)

Notes: The red light special item in round two (Simply Orange) was a brand name item. Erika won the culinary quiz in round 3 so her advantage was to get one extra item after shopping was done.

5
4
A Dicey Situation
May 24, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - Let It Roll (ricotta, juicer, 3:00, tofu)

  • Eliminated 1st: Aimee Saling

Round 2: Champagne Brunch - Culinary Quiz & Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Maylin Navarro

Round 3: Chicken Dinner - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Andrew Reyes

Winner: Eddie Matney ($12,000)

Notes: For winning the second round culinary quiz, Andrew's advantage was a 30 second head start.

5
5
Thrillin' Grillin'
May 31, 2015

Round 1: Best Grilled Dish - ABC Game ("A", "B", "G")

  • Eliminated 1st: Lexie Dean

Round 2: Meat Madness - Red Light Special (tamarind paste)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Kathy Pullin

Round 3: Family Favorite - Culinary Quiz & Closing Time (2 minutes)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Corey Hall

Winner: Antonio Skeeters ($14,000)

Notes: The theme of this episode is grilling in every round. The first round game was a variation of the ABC game where instead of letters chosen out of a jar, the letters given were based on the acronym for "Always Be Grilling". For winning the third round culinary quiz, Antonio's advantage was a 30 second head start.

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Triple G Redemption
June 7, 2015

Round 1: Redemption Dinner - Grocery List (seafood, garlic, pasta, baby food)

  • Eliminated 1st: Karen Forsberg

Round 2: High-End Lunch - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Ghazwan Alsharif

Round 3: Best Dish - Let It Roll (4:30, buttermilk, ice cream)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Daniel Nilsson

Winner: Tregaye Fraser ($14,000)

Notes: Four returning chefs vie for a chance at redemption. The ingredients in the round 1 "Grocery List" were all ingredients each returning chef mishandled their first time around (and resulted in their first-time elimination). Tregaye Fraser is notable for going on to win season 12 of Food Network Star and even serving as guest judge in future episodes of GGG.

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Daring Kitchen Duos
June 14, 2015

Round 1: Elevated Classic Duo - Frozen Food Can Can

  • Eliminated 1st: Kathryn Harrod and Celeste Terrell (engaged)

Round 2: Soup and Sandwich Duo - ABC Game ("P" & "M") & Time-Out

  • Eliminated 2nd: Fletcher Starkey and Roshani Patel (dating)

Round 3: Surf and Turf - One Ingredient At A Time

  • Eliminated 3rd: Ethan Gadson and Jamie Gadson (married)

Winner: Peter Kahl and Cindy Kahl (divorced - $8,000)

Notes: Four different couples (dating, engaged, married, and divorced) compete in this special episode. In round 1, two games were combined; "Frozen Food Feud" and "Can Can". A new game is introduced in round 3 where the pairs get one ingredient per trip, relay style.

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8
It's a Fieri Father's Day!
June 21, 2015

Round 1: Family Dinner - Express Lane (7 items)

  • Eliminated 1st: Ryan Jackson

Round 2: Guilty Pleasure - Food Pyramid (croutons, pears, mussels)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Ryan Pang

Round 3: Date Night Dinner - Word & Closing Time (2 minutes) & Cart Swap

  • Eliminated 3rd: Alex Young

Winner: Ken Patrick ($12,000)

Notes: This is a special Father's Day episode with Guy's older son, Hunter, helping host the episode. Ken won the culinary quiz in round 3 so his advantage was being able to get 2 extra ingredients.

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9
Serving Up Summer
June 28, 2015

Round 1: Barbecue Block Party - Let It Roll (sour cream, soy sauce, 2:30, ice cream)

  • Eliminated 1st: Peter Botcher

Round 2: Seafood Spectacular - Word & Watch Your Weight (6 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Patrick Henry Sr.

Round 3: Chicken Dinner - Flip This Dish (cherries, cornstarch, almond extract, pie crust)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Jennifer Solomon

Winner: John Conley ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the round 2 culinary quiz, Patrick's advantage was an extra pound of food.

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Battle America II: Cook or Be Cooked
July 5, 2015

Round 1: Regional Feast - Odd/Even (odd aisles)

  • Eliminated 1st: Paul Turano (east coast)

Round 2: All-American Burger & Fries - Un-gredients (ground meat, buns, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Marvin Woods (the south)

Round 3: Presidential Dinner - Culinary Quiz & 4-Minute Shop & Red Light Special (jelly beans)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Tracy Flores (west coast)

Winner: Josh Galliano (the midwest - $20,000)

Notes: This is the second special episode where the theme is bringing in contestants from four different parts of the United States (south, midwest, east coast, and west coast). For winning the third round culinary quiz, Josh's advantage was one extra ingredient.

Season 6 (2015)[edit]

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
6
1
Music and Mayhem in the Market
July 12, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - ABC Game ("S")

  • Eliminated 1st: Jodie Ruben

Round 2: Lavish Lunch - Vowel Play & Budget Battle ($10)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Dan Saito

Round 3: Comfort Meal - Musical Carts

  • Eliminated 3rd: Veronica Marquez

Winners: Jordan Wakefield ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the culinary quiz in round 2, Dan's advantage was an extra 75¢.

6
2
Cruisin' Through the Express Lane
July 19, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - Odd/Even (even aisles)

  • Eliminated 1st: MJ Jackson

Round 2: International Dish - Keep It Sample (mango chips, dried chickpeas, fish sticks, cookie butter)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Beth Shaw

Round 3: Dinner Party Plate - Express Lane (7 items)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Kiet Philavanh

Winner: Scott Hines ($14,000)

6
3
High-Steak Hijinks
July 26, 2015

Round 1: Comfort Meal - 5 Ingredients or Less

  • Eliminated 1st: Lior Hillel

Round 2: Upscale Dinner - Culinary Quiz & Grocery List (pretzels, ketchup, canned peaches, something for $1.99)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Shoma Goomansingh

Round 3: Steak Sandwich - Odd/Even (even aisles)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Trent Pavlik

Winner: Lisa Cornish ($16,000)

Notes: For winning the second round culinary quiz, Lisa's advantage was 2 extra minutes of cook time (this was the first and currently only time extra cook time was given as an advantage).

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4
Young Guns Showdown
August 2, 2015

Round 1: Best Dish - World Fusion (China & Italy)

  • Eliminated 1st: Anthony DiCoco

Round 2: Daring Dish - Let It Roll (ketchup, juicer, maraschino cherry)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Tyler Baxter

Round 3: Fine Dining Dinner - 123 Game (potato, 2 ways, 3 aisles)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Jae-Eun Jung

Winner: Emily Newmark ($14,000)

Notes: Young, up and coming chefs are featured in this episode.

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5
Par for the Shoptacle Course
August 9, 2015

Round 1: Burger And A Side - Shopstacle Course & Red Light Special (freeze dried fruits & vegetables)

  • Eliminated 1st: Paul Adamson

Round 2: Upscale Dinner - Grocery Pictogram & ABC Game ("S")

  • Eliminated 2nd: Joseph "Scottie" Scott

Round 3: Best Dish - Let It Roll (mayonnaise & American cheese)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Lena Price

Winner: Brandon Armstrong ($14,000)

Notes: This episode had a patriotic slant with American flags decorating the cooking stations. The game in the first round, "Shopstacle Course", has only been played in this episode and it involved several piles of boxes and groceries stacked around the store to slow the shoppers down. Joseph won the round 2 culinary quiz so his advantage was getting an extra item that begins with any letter.

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Flippin' Out in the Kitchen
August 16, 2015

Round 1: Italian Feast - Watch Your Weight (4 lbs.)

  • Eliminated 1st: Gabby Malito

Round 2: Breakfast - Garbled Groceries & Flip This Dish (romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons, anchovies)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Bourke Floyd

Round 3: Best Dish - Food Wheel (fresh salmon & aisle 9)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Mary Schiller

Winner: Darion Williams ($20,000)

Notes: A new culinary quiz was introduced in this episode ("Garbled Groceries") and Darion won it so his advantage was removing one item from the round 2 list.

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7
All-Stars: Flavortown Flips Over the Judges!
August 23, 2015

Round 1: International Lunch - ABC Game ("P", "Z")

  • Eliminated 1st: G. Garvin (Jenesse Center Inc.)

Round 2: Decadent Dinner - Culinary Quiz & Single Aisle Showdown (aisle 1)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Richard Blais (The Giving Kitchen)

Round 3: Family Meal - Food Pyramid (frozen monkey bread, pimento cheese, canned tiny shrimp)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Aarti Sequeira (Postpartum Support International)

Winner: Beau MacMillan ($16,000 - St. Mary's Food Bank)

Notes: This was the first of several special episodes where different celebrity chefs compete for their charity of choice. The contestants in this episode were regular GGG judges. Aarti won the round 2 culinary quiz so her advantage was an extra item from aisle 2.

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All-Stars and A-Lister Dinners
August 30, 2015

Round 1: Hearty Lunch - Grocery Bowl (ginger beer, tofu, wasabi paste, macaroons)

  • Eliminated 1st: Eric Greenspan (Stu and the Kids)

Round 2: All American Meal - Meals from the Middle

  • Eliminated 2nd: Jet Tila (K9s for Warriors)

Round 3: A-List Dinner - High/Low Food Wheel (king crab & grits)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Anne Burrell (JDRF)

Winner: Marcel Vigneron ($20,000 - LA Kitchen)

Notes: This was the second of several special episodes where different celebrity chefs compete for their charity of choice.

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9
All-Stars: Catch A Shopping Star
September 6, 2015

Round 1: Favorite Lunch - Red Light Special (potato nuggets)

  • Eliminated 1st: Patrick Neely (SCDAA)

Round 2: Best Noodle Dish - Clearance Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Penny Davidi (Beyond the Bell)

Round 3: Show Stopping Dinner - Food Pyramid (potato flakes, grape soda, short ribs)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Ron Ben-Israel (Lambda Legal)

Winner: Justin Warner ($16,000 - Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger)

Notes: This was the third of several special episodes where different celebrity chefs compete for their charity of choice.

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All-Stars in the Aisles
September 13, 2015

Round 1: Upscale Dinner - Frozen Food Feud & Can Can

  • Eliminated 1st: Aaron McCargo Jr. (Play To Win)

Round 2: Relaxing Brunch - Musical Carts

  • Eliminated 2nd: Elizabeth Falkner (Cycle For Survival)

Round 3: Best Dish - 123 Game (corn, 2 ways, 3 aisles)

  • Eliminated 3rd: Madison Cowan (NYC Food Bank)

Winner: Michael Psilakis ($16,000 - PKD Foundation)

Notes: This was the fourth of several special episodes where different celebrity chefs compete for their charity of choice.

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All-Stars Team Up With Pro Athletes
September 20, 2015

Round 1: Winner's Dinner - Express Lane (7 items)

  • Eliminated 1st: No elimination

Round 2: Pre-Game Meal - Let It Roll (eggs, spiralizer, 2:30, beef jerky)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Takeo Spikes (Rally Foundation) & Lorena Garcia (Common Threads) and Jennifer Lacy (Saved By The Ball) & Marc Murphy (No Kid Hungry)

Round 3: Cheat Day Dish - One Ingredient At A Time

  • Eliminated 3rd: Rich Aurilia (Make A Wish Foundation) & Robert Irvine (Robert Irvine Foundation)

Winner: Marcel Reece ($15,000 - Marcel Reece Foundation) & Brian Malarkey ($15,000 - Chimps Inc.)

Notes: This was the fifth and last of several special episodes where different celebrity chefs compete. In this episode, athletes were paired up with celebrity chefs who had a chance to split up to $30,000 between their two charities of choice. This is the first time in the show that no contestants were eliminated in the first round, meaning there would be a double elimination in the second round.

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Blue Plate Blues
September 27, 2015

Round 1: Blue Plate Special - Let It Roll (eggs, buttermilk, juicer, & potato chips)

  • Eliminated 1st: Kristopher Murray

Round 2: Italian Classic - Culinary Quiz & High/Low Food Wheel (oysters & relish)

  • Eliminated 2nd: Billy Reid

Round 3: Pork Dinner - One Ingredient Per Aisle

  • Eliminated 3rd: Luli Rangel

Winner: "Mama" Meg Heriford ($14,000)

Notes: Billy won the round 2 culinary quiz so his advantage was a 30 second head start.

Season 7 (2015)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air dateProduction code
781"An Offal Halloween"October 4, 2015 (2015-10-04)GK0605H

A Halloween cook-off kicks off with some pumpkin bowling to determine what ingredients will be used. Later, the chefs rummage through some creepy clearance carts; and incorporate Guy's red-light special into their offal dishes.

Judges: Aida Mollenkamp, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
792"Culinary Saved My Life"October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)GK0610H

Chefs, who overcame obstacles to become successful, compete. Included: they incorporate hot dogs in celebratory dinners; make pasta dishes with less than 5 pounds of ingredients; and face the challenge of the Fieri Food Pyramid.

Judges: Duskie Estes, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
803"DDD Returns to GGG!"October 18, 2015 (2015-10-18)GK0612H
Chefs, who have appeared on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", compete in challenges involving crazy food pins, untraditional tacos, and a dinner that incorporates both high-end and low-end ingredients.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, G. Garvin, Aarti Sequeira
814"When Guy Gives You Lemon Bars…"October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)GK0502H
Stir-fries are prepared, using only items from even-numbered aisles; the ingredients for lemon bars are transformed into dinner recipes; and two international cuisines collide in the final round.
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
825"Triple G Chefs: The Next Generation"November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)GK0701H
Young chefs battle it out in challenges, beginning with a scavenger hunt for the ingredients they need to make a hot lunch. Also: they run into express-lane limits, when shopping for their bacon dinners.
Judges: Christy Vega, Beau MacMillan, Madison Cowan
836"Grandma's Grocery Games"November 8, 2015 (2015-11-08)GK0702H
Spunky grandmothers compete, starting with a challenge that finds them turning samples into kid-friendly dishes. Later, they make breakfast on a budget; and incorporated three weird ingredients into a family recipe.
Judges: Marc Summers, Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord
847"Turkey Day Tournament"November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)GK0608H
A Thanksgiving feast is prepared in the first round; and later, the chefs use leftovers to create upscale dinners. Also: a fall edition of Grocery Bowl.
Judges: G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan, Aida Mollenkamp
858"Season of Grocery Giving"November 22, 2015 (2015-11-22)GK0603H
Gift baskets, filled with eclectic items, are given to the competing chefs, who are tasked with making holiday party lunches. Later, they must do without ingredients they need to prepare breakfast; and the final challenge features a game of "Musical Carts
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Duskie Estes
858"Tournament of Champions: Part 1"November 22, 2015 (2015-11-22)GK0709H
Part 1 of 5. Past winners return for a "Tournament of Champions". Challenges include making innovative appetizers and an upscale lunch, using clearance-cart items.
Judges: Madison Cowan, Catherine McCord, Melissa d'Arabian
869"Seasonings Greetings"November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30)GK0604H
Holiday starters are prepared in the first round; a New Year's Eve dinner made on a Scrooge-like budget is the second challenge; and fruitcake ingredients are used to create a festive feast.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
8710"Tournament of Champions: Part 2"December 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)GK0708H
Part 2 of 5. Four champions return. First, they are forced to make breakfast with frozen kale and kumquats. Later, they present a hearty sandwich and side to the judges; and fight the clock when preparing decadent dinners featuring olives as a component.
Judges: Brian Malarkey, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
8811"Tournament of Champions: Part 3"December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13)GK0710H
Part 3 of 5. Four champs return to earn a spot in the Tournament of Champions finale. Challenges include making lunch with ingredients that begin with the letter "M"; preparing dishes showcasing the flavors of Greece and China.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Duskie Estes
8912"Veteran's Holiday Showdown"December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)TBA
Four branches of military are represented, when veterans compete. Included: they are ordered to make a family holiday meal; their hometown favorites; and five-star dinners.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
9013"Tournament of Champions: Part 4"December 20, 2015 (2015-12-20)GK0710H
Part 4 of 5. Four champs return to take on challenges, beginning when they have to make pizza without the traditional ingredients. Later, they encounter obstacles preparing their best Asian dish; and have to face the Food Wheel.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Catherine McCord
9114"Tournament of Champions: Part 5"December 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)GK0712H
Conclusion. Challenges during the tournament of champions finale include a hearty lunch made with ingredients from the canned or frozen sections; breakfast using odd items from the Fieri Food Pyramid; and a station swap while cooking dinner.
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Season 8 (2016)[edit]

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931"Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament: Part 1"January 3, 2016 (2016-01-03)GK0801H
Part 1 of 5. Chefs from "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" compete. Included: lunch ingredients must begin with the letters "D" and "G"; noodle dishes are made with food items that cost $4 or more; and Sunday supper gets a little crazy.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira
942"Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament: Part 2"January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10)GK0802H
Part 2 of 5. Chefs from Triple D compete. Challenges include making comfort food, using seven items or less; and delicious dinners with sub-par ingredients. Finally, refrigerator magnets determine the final dishes.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
953"Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament: Part 3"January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)GK0832H
Part 3 of 5. The Triple D tournament continues. Included: the chefs make hot sandwiches, but aren't allowed to shop in the meat, cheese and deli aisles. Also: they are asked to create international dishes; and cook pork with wild ingredients.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
964"Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament: Part 4"January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)GK0804H
Part 4 of 5. Triple D alumni compete in challenges. Included: shopping for a family feast, using tiny grocery bags; an elegant dinner, featuring crazy ingredients; and a daring dish, using a food item picked out while blindfolded.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
975"Diners, Drive-ins and Drives Tournament: Finale"January 31, 2016 (2016-01-31)GK0805H
Conclusion. Diner breakfast; drive-in burger; an elevated dive bar dish.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
986"Four Weddings and a Grocery Game"February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)GK0806H
Chefs, who are getting married, try to earn some dough for their wedding day. Challenges include making their sweetheart's favorite dish on a $10 budget; coming up with a cocktail-hour appetizer from the frozen aisle; and creating a reception dinner.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Duskie Estes
997"All-Star Academy Face-Off"February 14, 2016 (2016-02-14)GK0807H
Four home cooks, from "All-Star Academy", compete, with Curtis Stone and Richard Blais acting as their mentors. Challenges include a fine-dining dinner made with some rather wacky items; an American classic; and a surprise game for the star chefs.
Judges: Christy Vega, Marc Summers, Marcel Vigneron
1008"Guy's Games of Chance"February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)GK0808H
The chefs face three exciting games of chance, including a wild card game and slots. But first, dice determine the details of a poker night plate.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Aaron May, Catherine McCord
1019"Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Cook-Off"February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28)GK0809H
Breakfast, lunch and a steakhouse dinner are made for the judges.
Judges: Marc Summers, Brian Malarkey, Ayesha Curry
10210"Perfect Strangers"March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)GK0810H
Teams of strangers compete. Challenges include creating a classic duo with a limited budge of $15; and playing a game of "Grocery Golf" to learn the direction of a decadent dinner.
Judges: Christy Vega, Marc Summers, Richard Blais
10311"Big Burger Battle"March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)GK0811H
An all-burger edition of the competition. Included: only eight items can be purchased when making international burgers; and a weird ingredient must be incorporated into classic American burgers.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Carl Ruiz

Season 9 (2016)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air dateProduction code
1041"Budget Games Blowout"March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)GK0901H
Extreme budget games are played, beginning with the challenge to make elevated sandwiches using only ingredients that cost less than $4. Round 2 involves a spin of the Food Wheel.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, G. Garvin, Catherine McCord
1052"Big Bacon Battle"March 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)GK0902H
Bacon is featured in all three rounds. First, the chefs make lunch, using only ingredients that start with the letter "B". Later, an international dish must include a bizarre component; and finally, a dinner challenge gets interesting, with only three aisles to shop from and one minute on the clock.
Judges: Duskie Estes, Marc Summers, Brian Malarkey
1063"Redemption Tournament: Part 1"April 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)GK0904H
Part 1 of 5. An Italian feast using nine items or less; making Philly cheesesteaks without standard ingredients.
Judges: Richard Blais, Brandi Milloy, Damaris Phillips
1074"Redemption Tournament: Part 2"April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10)GK0903H
Part 2 of 5. The Redemption Tournament continues. Included: the chefs have to turn ingredients for a German chocolate cake into a delicious dinner; and they have to make something cheesy, using only items with price tags that begin with the number three.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Richard Blais
1085"Redemption Tournament: Part 3"April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)GK0905H
Part 3 of 5. The Redemption Tournament continues with four returning chefs having to use tofu and radishes in their chicken dinners. Other challenges include a soup and sandwich on an $11 budget; French onion dip and jack fruit as ingredients in a classic surf and turf.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Brandi Milloy, Richard Blais
1096"Redemption Tournament: Part 4"April 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)GK0906H
Part 4 of 5. The penultimate round of the Redemption Tournament begins with a fried feast; and later, Italian and Korean favors are combined when making a beef dinner.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1107"Redemption Tournament: Finale"May 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)GK0907H
Conclusion. The Redemption Tournament ends with a dinner, featuring ingredients that tripped up the chefs during their first appearances on "Guy's Grocery Games". Other challenges include a grilled picnic and a signature dish, featuring high- and low-priced items.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Troy Johnson, Beau MacMillan
1118"Grill or Be Grilled"May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)GK0908H
An all-grilling edition begins with the chefs creating a dish with wasabi, chocolate and two buns. Later, a seafood feast is made with only six pounds of ingredients; and a dinner must include tofu and pineapple.
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Duskie Estes
1129"Food Network Star Showdown"June 5, 2016 (2016-06-05)GK0909H
Winners from "The Next Food Network Star" compete. Included: they must create a delicious family dinner, using only ingredients that fit in a purse-size shopping bag. Also: a spicy pork seafood casserole is served to the judges in Round 2; and a game of Grocery Golf is played to determine what goes in a lamb dish.
Judges: Nathan Lyon, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
11310"Food Wheel Free-For-All"June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)GK0910H
Three rounds of Food Wheel games are played. First, the chefs shop with a budget of $9.04 for their pork dishes; and later, they prepare high-end lunches featuring the color yellow and wild boar sausage. Finally, wagyu rib eye and popcorn are mandatory ingredients in a spicy dinner.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
11411"Dueling Dads"June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)GK0911H
Dads do battle. Their first challenge involves deciphering a grocery list, made up of emoji syllables. Later, a family favorite is prepared to impress the judges; and a game of Grocery Golf is played, prior to Sunday supper.
Judges: Ayesha Curry, Marc Summers, Brian Malarkey
11512"Guy's Dessert Games"June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)GK0912H
Pastry chefs take part in an all-dessert competition. Challenges include using beef jerky as an ingredient; birthday treats featuring vegetables; and chocolate items made with nine components or less.
Judges: Ron Ben-Israel, Duff Goldman

Season 10 (2016)[edit]

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1161"Guy's Summer Games"July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)GK1001H
Chefs compete in Guy's Summer Games. The first round requires making an all-American meal, featuring varied items from the store's star-spangled sample tables. Later, they hit the arcade, where they pick a protein for their seafood spectacular; and the two finalists tee off for their must-have ingredients for a warm weather favorite dish.
Judges: Roger Mooking, Aarti Sequeira, Catherine McCord
1172"Rising Stars"July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)GK1002ZH
Four up-and-coming chefs compete in challenges that include making a breakfast dish with limited ingredients; taking iconic morning foods and creating a delicious dinner; and picking a main component to their trendy entrees, while blindfolded.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Justin Warner, Damaris Phillips
1183"Whiz Kids"July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)GK1003H
Kid chefs compete. The battle begins with an Italian dish and the introduction of the Groceryland board game. Later, there's a limited allowance for lunch ingredients.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Beau MacMillan, Kelsey Nixon
1194"Class Reunion: Food Network Star"July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)GK1004ZH
Four chefs from Guy Fieri's winning season of "The Next Food Network Star" reunite in Flavortown, 10 years later. Challenges include a five-star dish, using a list of ingredients compiled by Guy. Later, an unexpected guest drops by with a special delivery; and a summer feast is prepared, using items from the market's unpredictable sample tables.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Justin Warner, Damaris Phillips
1205"Cheesy Special"July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)GK1005H
Cheese is featured in all three rounds. First, the chefs are asked to make an ooey-gooey cheese-filled dish, but with big limitations. Later, they have to prepare a cheesy sandwich with a surprise twist. And finally, an elevated cheese dish decides the winner.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1216"Salute to Firefighters"August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)GK1006H
Four firefighters compete. Their first challenge is to make a big dinner, but with a "small" catch. Later, they prepare a healthy lunch, followed by a spicy dish.
Judges: Nathan Lyon, Aarti Sequeira, Catherine McCord
1227"Spice Masters"August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)GK1007H
Chefs from around the world spice things up when competing. They take on a big hometown treat with a small twist; a spicy American classic and an upscale spicy dinner.
Judges: Roger Mooking, Damaris Phillips, Aarti Sequeira
1238"Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Part 1"August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)GK1008H
Part 1 of 5. Superstar chefs compete. To kick things off, the competitors must make their signature dishes, using only ingredients from the middle aisles. Then, the challenge of making all-American favorites comes with a twist.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
1249"Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Part 2"August 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)GK1008H
Part 2 of 5. Seven celebrity chefs remain to compete. Their first challenge is to make a fine dining dinner, using ingredients from the dreaded Food Pyramid. Then, the bottom three superstars fight for their survival in a diabolical Round 2.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
12510"Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Part 3"September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)GK1010H
Part 3 of 5. Six celebrity chefs are paired up into teams to navigate through what's described as Guy's most terrifying game yet. In Round 2, it's time to make dessert.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
12611"Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Part 4"September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)GK1011H
Part 4 of 5. Five celebrity chefs compete. Challenges include making a gourmet entrée out of favorite snack foods, as chosen by Guy's son.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
12712"Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Finale"September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)GK1012H
Finale. The final four culinary superstars face three rounds of Guy Fieri's most epic games yet, as decided by the never-before-seen Wheel of Games. The victorious chef is crowned champion and wins $40,000 for their charity of choice.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Season 11 (2016)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air dateProduction code
1281"Halloween Spook-Tacular"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)GK1101H
Halloween-theme challenges. Included: tiny jack-o-lanterns are used to collect ingredients for tricked out treats; blindfolds are worn while shopping for "dinners to die for"; and a frightening trick or treater shows up in Flavortown, when the chefs cook a mummified dish.
Judges: Marc Summers, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1292"Grandma and Grandpa"October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)GK1102H
Grandparents compete. Their first challenge is to make their grandchild's favorite dish, using 10 items of less. Then, a culinary slot machine determines the ingredients in a diner classic. Finally, a dinner party dish, that blends trendy with old school.
Game 3: Food Wheel - Dinner Party Dish
Judges: Marc Summers, Damaris Phillips
1303"Guilty Pleasures"October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)GK1103H
Guilty pleasures is the theme for this showdown. First, a fast food favorite is made using ingredients priced $5 and above. Next, they are given an unusual shopping cart, when hitting the aisles for their sweet and savory dinners, Finally, decadence is the name of the game.
Game 1: Over/Under - Fast Food Favorite
Game 2: Kiddie Karts - Sweet and Savory Dinner
Game 3: Spree Ball - Decadent Dish
Judges: Justin Warner, Aarti Sequeira, Catherine McCord
1314"Fried Feud"October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)GK1104H
Guy gives contestants a bizarre grocery list of ingredients for making their fried fair food; chefs receive a skimpy budget to make a generous platter of fried chicken; the final two chefs must turn fried food into fine dining.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Justin Warner, Aarti Sequeira
1325"Ultimate GGG Rematch"October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)GK1105H
The top two finalists from the biggest Triple G tournaments face off in a head-to-head rematch; French chef Stephano vs. maverick chef Chase; Crista and Phillip's dishes are decided by refrigerator magnets.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Justin Warner, Beau MacMillan
1336"Cooking Channel Cook-Off"November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)GK1106H
Four of Cooking Channel's favorites -- Josh Elkin, Kelsey Nixon, Dan Pashman and Jazz Smollett -- are taking on Guy's twisted games. The last two hosts have to make a delicious lasagna but traditional ingredients are off-limits!
Judges: Richard Blais, Justin Warner, Aarti Sequeira
1347"Thanksgiving in Flavortown"November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)GK1107H
Four chefs must make Thanksgiving dinner, using only seven pounds of ingredients; the chefs must make a 15-minute party plate; the final two chefs have two minutes to shop for an upscale Thanksgiving dinner, so Guy Fieri can close up early.
Judges: Marc Summers, Aaron May, Damaris Phillips
1358"Guys' Unforgettable Chefs"November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)GK1108H
Four of Triple G's best chefs return for two new challenges; a memorable meal created in a game of wild cards; the chefs struggle to shop for a Sunday dinner, through strenuous restrictions.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord
1369"Joy to the Judges"November 21, 2016 (2016-11-21)GK1114H
The Triple G judges prepare a wintertime favorite with eight items or less; the judges make holiday desserts on a light budget; the Holiday Food Wheel determines which ingredients they must use in their creations.
Judges: Justin Warner, Damaris Phillips, Catherine McCord
13710"Culinary Saved My Life 2"November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)GK1109H
Four chefs compete to win a life-changing shopping spree; the chefs must use carrot cake ingredients to make lunch; the chefs bowl to determine which aisle they can shop for ingredients; the top two chefs' ingredients are chosen by dice.
Judges: Duskie Estes, Carl Ruiz, Beau MacMillan
13811"GGG Impossible: Part One"December 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)GK1101H
Four-part Triple-G Impossible Tournament, featuring Guy Fieri's toughest games and Robert Irvine; three chefs make a lumberjack breakfast, using ingredients that all started with the same letter; the remaining two chefs must shop, using a child-size cart.
Judges: Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, Brandi Milloy
13912"GGG Impossible: Part Two"December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)GK1102H
Part two of the Triple-G Impossible tournament; the winning chef battles Robert Irvine; the chefs must make a steakhouse dinner, using only six pounds of ingredients; the chefs must create a seafood feast, using only ingredients from a bag, box or jar.
Judges: Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, G. Garvin
14013"Holiday Madness"December 12, 2016 (2016-12-12)GK1103H
The chefs must turn a fruitcake into a New Year's dinner; the chefs use the Food Pyramid to determine the special ingredients used in their family classic; the final two chefs must make a holiday brunch, using only one ingredient from each aisle.
Judges:
14114"GGG Impossible: Part Three"December 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)GK1103H
Three more chefs hope to compete against Robert Irvine; breakfast made with items determined by a deck of cards; protein shake ingredients used to make an elegant dinner; refrigerator magnets choose the dish the last chef must make.
Judges: Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, Brandi Milloy
14215"GGG Impossible: Finale"December 25, 2016 (2016-12-25)GK1103H
The winners of the first three rounds of the Impossible Tournament compete to take on Robert Irvine once more. If Robert is beaten, the last chef standing wins another $10,000, a shot at more money and the title of champion.
Judges: Robert Irvine

Season 12 (2017)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air dateProduction code
1431"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament 2: Part 1"January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)GK1201H
Part 1 of 5. Sixteen of the best DDD chefs compete in a new Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament; lunch with seven items from the express lane; the Food Wheel determines one high-priced and one low-priced ingredient for surf and turf; regional burgers and fries.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1442"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament 2: Part 2"January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)GK1204H
Part 2 of 5. Four new DDD chefs compete; dinner made with apple pie ingredients; sliders made with ingredients chosen by shuffleboard pucks; Guy Fieri uses a map of the USA to decide which regional version of a fried entrée the last two chefs must prepare.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1453"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament 2: Part 3"January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)GK1203H
Part 3 of 5. Four new DDD chefs must make a hot sandwich without a key ingredient; dice determine which ingredients the chefs can use to make a seafood special; Guy Fieri helps the last two chefs decide what regional take on a pork dinner they will prepare.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1464"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament 2: Part 4"January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)GK1202H
Part 4 of 5. Four new DDD chefs compete for the last spot; a lunch-counter special using only ingredients that start with a specific letter; a deluxe diner dinner on a tight budget; a chicken entree.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
1475"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Tournament 2: Finale"January 29, 2017 (2017-01-29)GK1205H
Conclusion. Guy Fieri takes the final four DDD chefs on a cross-country road trip; frozen ingredients for a high-end dinner; ingredients found only in the middle aisle of the store; the final two chefs battle it out to make a West Coast winner's dinner.
Judges (1st set): Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips
Judges (2nd set): Troy Johnson, Damaris Phillips, Aaron May
1486"All Pyramid"February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)GK1116H
Chefs find themselves at the food pyramid's mercy, when it determines the first round dishes; the chefs must make a classic burger and fries, using ingredients selected by the pyramid wheel; the pyramid picks the type of dish the final two chefs must make.
Judges: Justin Warner, Damaris Phillips
1497"Guy's Chocolate Games"February 12, 2017 (2017-02-12)GK1206H
Four chocolate masters have to flip a German chocolate cake into the ultimate lunch; the chefs play an arcade game to determine their personal budgets for a chocolate dessert; two chefs determine dinner ingredients with a wheel of chance.
Judges: Damiano Carrara, Troy Johnson, Domenica Catelli
1508"Budget Bonanza"February 19, 2017 (2017-02-19)GK1207H
Four chefs must create a winning breakfast, lunch and dinner, for four, on a budget of $60; a lumberjack breakfast with the aid of a handful of coupons; a sandwich lunch that might not feature a side dish; dinner on less than $16.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Eddie Jackson, Aarti Sequeira
1519"Funny Food"February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26)GK1209H
Stand up comics team up with Food Network mentors to earn money for charity; the comedians must make dinner using only the ingredients they can fit in a small bag; the comedians must cook for their agent with funny-sounding foods.
Judges: Justin Warner, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
15210"Big Bacon Battle 2"March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)GK1208H
Four chefs prepare bacon dishes in an attempt to win $20,000; the ultimate bacon dish with a nine-item shopping limit; an elevated bacon dish with items on Guy Fieri's mandatory grocery list; refrigerator magnets decide on smoky chocolate BBQ.
Judges:
15311"Supermarket Masters Tournament: Part 1"March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)GK1213H
Part 1 of 5. Former victors return to compete in the five-week Supermarket Masters Tournament; the chefs must make an upscale dinner with ingredients that start with the same letter; Guy Fieri gives the chefs a $12 budget to make a pizza.
Judges: Marc Murphy, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
15412"Supermarket Masters Tournament: Part 2"March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)GK1212H
Part 2 of 5. The chefs have to make a meal with only five pounds of ingredients; the chefs make an elevated burger, featuring strange sample table items; the remaining two chefs make a Mexican fiesta, after shopping only in the aisles chosen in a game of bowling.
Judges: Marc Murphy, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
15513"Supermarket Masters Tournament: Part 3"March 19, 2017 (2017-03-19)GK1211H
Part 3 of 5. Four more GGG winners compete; in round one, a steakhouse dinner without access to the meat and seafood sections; in round two, an upscale lunch where the budget and restrictions are dictated by the Food Pyramid; in the final round, one chef shops the odd aisles and the other chef shops the even aisles.
Judges: Marc Murphy, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
15614"Supermarket Masters Tournament: Part 4"April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)GK1214H
Part 4 of 5. Four past GGG winners compete; a high-end, old-school dinner that includes the mish-mash of ingredients on Guy's Grocery List; super sandwiches and sides in 15 minutes; wild cards determine the two types of cuisine for a fusion dish.
Judges: Marc Murphy, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
15715"Supermarket Masters Tournament: Finale"April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)GK1215H
Conclusion. The final four Supermarket Masters compete; the chefs get only 20 minutes to shop, cook and plate an Italian dish; the chefs let a roll of the dice determine the components of their grilled seafood dinner.
Judges: Marc Murphy, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Season 13 (2017)[edit]

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1581"GGG vs. Iron Chefs"April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)GK1305H
Three of Grocery Games' biggest winners compete to earn the right to battle an Iron Chef; flipping s'mores ingredients into a high-end dinner; an elevated lunch using only one ingredient per aisle.
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Beau MacMillan, Duskie Estes
1592"Friend or Foe"April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)GK1302H
Three pairs of chefs from opposite backgrounds must serve up a fried feast, using only ingredients that begin with the letter F, then create a fine dining dinner on a bare-bones budget. The last pair standing must choose whether to take $5,000 each or go head-to-head in one more round for $20,000.
Judges: Brandi Milloy, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord
1603"Family Food Feud"May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)GK1210H
One member of each family must prepare their best pork dish using a grocery list; the men in the families face off in a seafood dinner showdown; the final two members of each family must use only seven items to make their family favorite.
Judges: Brandi Milloy, Eddie Jackson, Aarti Sequeira
1614"All-Star Moms"May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)GK1304H
Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner and their moms shop and cook their way to a victory for charity; Guy's mom, Penny gives the judge-mom duo a list of mandatory ingredients; Guy has them do all the shopping using kiddie carts.
Judges: Kelsey Nixon, Catherine McCord
1625"All Burgers 2"May 28, 2017 (2017-05-28)GK1309H
Burger masters must shop for the ingredients using a tiny bag; the chefs make their take on a classic burger without classic ingredients; one of the finalists falls by the wayside; the judges are forced to compete in a surprise burger finale.
Judges (1st set): Aaron May, Damaris Phillips, Catherine McCord
Judges (2nd set): Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner
1636"Grocery Grudge Match"June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)GK1301H
Returning chefs get ready to take on their former rivals in three grudge matches; in the first match, two chefs who were originally forced to team up go head-to-head in a challenge using only ingredients that start with the same letter.
Judges:
1647"Father Cooks Best"June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)GK1306H
Three dads and their kids pit their family recipes against each other; they must make their greatest grilled dinner using processed ingredients; dads and kids bowl to determine the ingredients they must use for their game day favorites.
Judges: Marc Summers, Beau MacMillan, Rev Run
1658"Twin It to Win It"June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)GK1307H
Three pairs of twins team up to show that two head chefs are better than one; chefs have to turn birthday cake ingredients into a delicious dinner; the remaining duos roll a pair of dice to determine the restrictions for their classic duo dish.
Judges: Justin Warner, Damaris Phillips
1669"Carnival Games"July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02)GK1308H
Carnival food chefs try their luck spinning a wheel of chance for the ingredients in their fried classic; chefs play Space Ball to determine their budget; the final two chefs use darts to pop the balloons that determine which aisles they can shop.
Judges: Aarti Sequeira, Melissa d'Arabian, Aaron May
16710"All in the Family"July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)GK1310H
A family of chefs make a hot lunch, using only five pounds of ingredients; family members serve up their best noodle dish, using ingredients from a gumball machine; making their family favorite dish.
Judges: Marc Summers, Rev Run, Damaris Phillips
16811"American Heroes"July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)GK1311H
Four American heroes -- a cop, a firefighter, an EMT and an Air Force vet -- test their culinary might in a battle worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Marc Summers, Rev Run, Damaris Phillips

Season 14 (2017)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air dateProduction code
1691"Blogger Battle"July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)GK1401H
Making something using a list of top-searched ingredients on the web; best taco platter without traditional taco ingredients; making a trending dinner, featuring hot and not-so-hot ingredients chosen by Guy Fieri's dreaded Food Wheel.
Judges: Brandi Milloy, Rev Run, Damaris Phillips
1702"Grill Masters of the Universe"July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)GK1402H
Contestants must fit all the ingredients for their hometown grilled special into ultra-tiny grocery bags and play a game of Grocery Golf to find out which wild ingredients they must feature in their best grilled sandwich.
Judges: Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, Rudtledge Wood
1713"GGG Jrs."July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)GK1403H
Kids use items from Flavortown's sample tables to make a school lunch remix; the young chefs weigh their options of ingredients in international dishes.
Judges: Kenji Lopez-Alt, Brandi Milloy, Damaris Phillips
1724"Cheesier"August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)GK1303H
First, the chefs must shop for ingredients for an 'Ultimate Cheesy Dish' using Kiddie Carts!' Next, the chefs have to flip the beloved "Mac N' Cheese" into an 'Elegant Cheese Dish.' The final two chefs try to melt the judges' hearts with their 'Signature Cheese Dish' featuring pork rinds!
Judges: Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequiera, Aaron May
1735"Superstars Tournament Part 1"August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)GK1404H
Eight of America's best celebrity chefs compete against each other in a no-holds-barred $40,000 tournament; taking on the express lane; four ingredients or less to make the best Italian dish.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
1746"Superstars Tournament Part 2"August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)GK1405H
It's part two of the Superstars tournament, and the theme is budget battle royale! The seven remaining celebrity chefs are each given $36.01 to buy their groceries, but should they spend it all on the initial
Judges: Eric Greenspan, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
1757"Superstars Tournament Part 3"September 3, 2017 (2017-09-03)GK1406H
The remaining six chefs are given the same grocery list, but must compete in three one-on-one battles to see who makes the best breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Judges: Aaron May, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
1768"Superstars Tournament Part 4"September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)GK1407H
The five remaining chefs search the store for their hidden carts; making a burger and fries with a bizarre ingredient.
Judges: Carl Ruiz, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequiera
1779"Superstars Tournament Finale"September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)GK1408H
It's the finale of the Triple G Superstars Tournament and the final four celebrity chefs are all vying to become the champion, but first they must face Guy Fieri's most diabolical challenge yet: The Double Wheel o' Games. They must play not one, but two extreme grocery games in each round as they attempt to prepare their best fried dish and a high-end dish; the final two culinary giants must then make their signature dish during two more treacherous games.
Judges: Jet Tila, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
17810"GGG Superfans"September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)GK1410H
They've seen every episode and know every twist, and now four of GGG's biggest superfans get to play their favorite Flavortown games! Luckily, their favorite GGG judges are on hand to mentor them as they attempt to shop for a dynamite diner dish using kiddie carts. Then, these GGG aficionados must stretch their dollars to the limit to make their best seafood dinner on a budget.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord, Justin Warner
17911"Guy's Ghostly Games"October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)TBA
It's Halloween in Flavortown as four chefs do battle in a three-round fright fest! First, the chefs must include Guy Fieri's "red fright special" in their creepy comfort food dish. Then, they are challenged with making a midnight snack using only ingredients they can fit in a tiny trick or treat bucket. A cobwebbed Food Pyramid decides which spooky ingredients the final two chefs must feature in their haunted high-end dinner.
Judges:

Season 15 (2017/2018)[edit]

Season # Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Judges
15
1
Spice City
October 15, 2017
  • Aarti Sequeira
  • Jet Tila
  • Tregaye Fraser
  • Round 1: Spicy High-End Dinner - Flip This Dish (bread, eggs, raisins, vanilla)

Eliminated 1st: Katy Chang

  • Round 2: Signature Spicy Dish - Spree Ball (habanero, dried ghost pepper, habanero)

Eliminated 2nd: Collin Craig

  • Round 3: Extra Spicy Guilty Pleasure - Grocery List (pepperoni, pepperjack cheese, pepper jelly, pickled pepper)

Eliminated 3rd: Katy Smith

  • Winner: Jazz Singsanong ($16,000)

Notes: The theme of this episode is cooking spicy foods in every round. In the round 2 spree ball: Katy rolled first, Jazz rolled second, and Collin rolled third.

15
2
One Shop Showdown
October 22, 2017
  • Marc Murphy
  • Eric Greenspan
  • Marc Summers
  • Round 1: Comfort Breakfast

Eliminated 1st: Peter Botros

  • Round 2: Spicy Lunch - Guy's Spice Rack

Eliminated 2nd: Rosako Bailey

  • Round 3: Fried Dinner - Food Pyramid (wasabi, fry mix, ricotta)

Eliminated 3rd: Josh Steiner

  • Winner: Lacy Larson ($20,000)

Notes: Chefs were given $60 and had 5 minutes to buy the groceries they needed to last them for all three rounds (breakfast, lunch, & dinner). There was no game in the first round. In the second round, Guy let them choose a single spicy ingredient for their dish.

15
3
Pizza Masters
October 29, 2017
  • Tregaye Fraser
  • Eddie Jackson
  • Marc Murphy
  • Round 1: Decadent Pizza - High/Low Food Wheel (Wagyu rib-eye & grape jelly)

Eliminated 1st: Terrill Brazelton

  • Round 2: Guilty Pleasure Pizza - No Carts Allowed

Eliminated 2nd: Nino Coniglio

  • Round 3: Out of the Box Pizza - Out of Stock (no pizza dough)

Eliminated 3rd: Brittany Saxton

  • Winner: Jonathan Shepard ($16,000)

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

15
4
GGG Gives Thanks
November 5, 2017
  • Marc Murphy
  • Aarti Sequeira
  • Rutledge Wood
  • Round 1: Thanksgiving Feast - Cornucopia

Eliminated 1st: No elimination
Best Dish: Michael Rudolph & Carl Ruiz

  • Round 2: Fall Family Favorite - Grocery List (pretzels, squash, farro, pancetta)

Eliminated 2nd: Michael Rudolph & Carl Ruiz, and Robb Ledesma & Aaron May

  • Winners: Michael Hillstrom & Damaris Phillips ($10,000)

Notes: This was a special Thanksgiving episode where three judges pair up with three young, aspiring chefs from Guy's special culinary program, 'Worth Our Weight'. The winner gets a guaranteed $10,000. The round 1 game was a version of 'Think Small' where they had to use a cornucopia shaped basket to fit all their groceries. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, no one was eliminated in the first round which meant a double elimination and an automatic winner in the second round. For having the best dish in round 1, Michael and Carl didn't have to use one of the mandatory ingredients on the grocery list.

15
5
DDD Holiday Showdown
November 12, 2017
  • Aaron May
  • Carl Ruiz
  • Aarti Sequiera
  • Round 1: Holiday Ham Dish - Secret Santa (seafood seasoning, creme fraiche, chocolate hazelnut spread, fish sauce)

Eliminated 1st: Heather Ludzack

  • Round 2: Holiday Family Dinner - Stocking Stuffer (fruit cake, potato latke mix, egg nog, candy canes)

Eliminated 2nd: Louis Remillard and "Panini" Pete Blohme

  • Winner: Richard Hales ($20,000)

Notes: In this holiday episode, Guy invites some of his favorite DDD and GGG chefs who are competing for charity. Guy brought in his son, Hunter, to help with the first game where each chef got a gift box with a mandatory ingredient inside related to their cooking style or hometown. Round 2 was changed into a winner-take-all round and the game played was a version of "Grocery List" where the mandatory ingredients were already packed in a Christmas stocking. In the spirit of the holidays, Richard offered to split his winnings with his fellow round 2 competitors (and Guy let them join Richard on the shopping spree).

15
6
Last Judge Standing Tournament Part 1
November, 19 2017
  • Troy Johnson
  • Catherine McCord
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Round 1: Steakhouse Dinner - Face Wheel (Carl Ruiz: turkey jerky & Eric Greenspan: canned octopus)

Best Dish: Eric Greenspan
Moving On: Damaris Phillips, Duskie Estes, Aaron May, Melissa D'Arabian, Carl Ruiz

  • Round 2: 'Chocolatey' 'Pork' 'Pot Pie' - Menu Magnet Madness

Moving on: Justin Warner
Eliminated: Aarti Sequiera (Post-Partum Depression - $1,000)

Notes: Similar to the previous season's 'Superstars Tournament', part 1 of this 5 part tournament starts off with eight contestants; all GGG judges. The best six dishes in round 1 move on while the bottom two compete again in a round 2 "redemption round". The winner of round 2 joins the round 1 winners and the other chef is sent home. The round 1 game is a variation of "Food Wheel" where photos of each judge is placed on a wheel and the photo it lands on represents the judge's least favorite food; and the food everyone will all have to cook with in round 1. Each eliminated chef gets $1,000 donated to their charity.

15
7
Last Judge Standing Tournament Part 2
November 26, 2017
  • Troy Johnson
  • Catherine McCord
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Round 1: Best Pasta Dish - Express Lane (8 Items) & ABC Game ("S")

Best Dish: Aaron May
Moving On: Aaron May, Eric Greenspan, Damaris Phillips, Carl Ruiz

  • Round 2: Korean pizza, Korean sub & fries, or Korean dessert - Wild Cards (Korean)

Moving on: Justin Warner, Duskie Estes
Eliminated: Melissa D'Arabian (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - $1,000)

Notes: Part 2 of a 5 part tournament starts off with seven GGG judges. The best four dishes in round 1 move on while the bottom three compete against each other in round 2 and one chef is sent home. For winning best dish, Aaron May was given an advantage for the third episode.

15
8
Last Judge Standing Tournament Part 3
December 3, 2017
  • Troy Johnson
  • Catherine McCord
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Round 1: Regional Seafood Plate - Budget Battle ($40 $20) & No Carts Allowed

Best Dish/Moving On: Duskie Estes & Damaris Phillips

  • Round 2: Elevated Guilty Pleasure - Dinner Rush (20 minutes)

Moving on: Eric Greenspan, Aaron May, Carl Ruiz
Eliminated: Justin Warner (Planned Parenthood - $1,000)

Notes: Part 3 of a 5 part tournament starts off with six GGG judges who get paired up in round 1. For winning best dish last episode, Aaron's advantage is picking the teams for round 1 (he picked Eric for his teammate, and paired up Justin with Carl and Duskie with Damaris). The best team moves on while the bottom four compete against each other. Though Guy initially gave the chefs a $40 budget in round 1, he cut the amount in half at the registers, forcing the chefs to quickly re-think their dish.

15
9
Last Judge Standing Tournament Part 4
December 10, 2017
  • Troy Johnson
  • Catherine McCord
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Round 1: Best Cheese Dish - Kiddie Carts & Frozen Food Feud & Can Can

Best Dish/Moving On: Aaron May

  • Round 2: Refined Dinner - Grocery Bowl (black beans, kimchi, wasabi peas)

Moving on: Carl Ruiz, Eric Greenspan, Damaris Phillips
Eliminated: Duskie Estes (Worth Our Weight - $1,000)

Notes: Part 4 of a 5-part tournament starts off with five GGG judges. The best dish in round 1 gets moves onto the finale and gets an advantage in the final episode. The bottom four compete against each other with only three moving onto the finale.

15
10
Last Judge Standing Tournament Finale: Judgment Day
December 17, 2017
  • Troy Johnson
  • Catherine McCord
  • Brian Malarkey
  • Round 1: Chicken Dinner - Grocery List (canned asparagus, dandelion greens, gefilte fish)

Eliminated 1st: No elimination
Best Dish: Damaris Phillips

  • Round 2: Lunch - Food Pyramid (Duskie Estes: pork party mix, lunch, 5 lbs.)

Eliminated 2nd: Damaris Phillips (Louisville Story Program - $1,000) & Carl Ruiz (National Alzheimer's Association - $1,000)

  • Round 3: Judgement Day Dinner - 7 Items or List (aisle 8 Item, something orange, meat on the bone, carbonated item, boxed item, something over $10, something under 9 oz.)

Eliminated 3rd: Aaron May (Jared Allen's Home for Wounded Warriors - $5,000)

  • Winner: Eric Greenspan (National Public Radio - $40,000)

Notes: Final part starts off with four GGG judges competing in a regular format episode where the last chef standing will win $40,000 for their charity. For winning best dish last episode, Aaron's advantage in round 1 was not having to use 1 ingredient from the grocery list. Since no one was eliminated in round 1, there was a double elimination in round 2. The food pyramid game combined the "Face Wheel" concept (photos of all judges) from part 1 and the game "Watch Your Weight", plus it assigned them their dish. Damaris' round 1 "best dish" advantage was getting an extra 2 lbs. of food. The final game combined "Grocery List" with "Express Lane" and required them to use only the 7 items on the list. The runner-up got $5,000 towards their charity.

15
11
Clash of the Classics
January 7, 2018
  • Justin Warner
  • Catherine McCord
  • Aaron May
  • Round 1: Retro Redo - Express Lane (10 items)

Eliminated 1st: Chloe Baker

  • Round 2: Regional Classic Dish - Keep It Sample (bacon bits, canned ham, frozen orange juice, TV dinner)

Eliminated 2nd: Beth Lyon

  • Round 3: 'Garlicky' 'Lamb' 'Wellington' - Menu Magnet Madness

Eliminated 3rd: Kevin Robinson

  • Winner: Bobby Will ($16,000)

Notes: The theme of this episode was versions of classic, old-school dishes in every round.

Season 16[edit]

Season 16 has aired

Season 17[edit]

Season 17 has aired.

Season 18 (2018)[edit]

Season 18 has aired.

Season 19[edit]

Season 19 has aired.

Season 20 (2019)[edit]

Season 20 is now airing.

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