SIXTEEN MEMORABLE CONTESTANTS RETURN FOR MORE MAYHEM AND ANOTHER CHANCE AT CULINARY VICTORY IN "CUTTHROAT KITCHEN: EVILICIOUS"
Hosted by Alton Brown, Five-Episode Primetime Tournament Begins
Sunday, April 19th at 10pm ET/PT
NEW YORK - March 24, 2015 - Host Alton Brown welcomes back sixteen of the most devilishly memorable contestants to ever enter Cutthroat Kitchen in the five-episode primetime tournament Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious, beginning Sunday, April 19th at 10pm (all times ET/PT). In each episode, four returning chefs compete in a battle of wits, sabotage skills and cooking chops - with only one from each heat advancing to the final showdown on Sunday, May 17th at 10pm. The tournament grand prize winner will receive up to $75,000 and be crowned Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious champion.
"Evilicious: Canoe Jack City" Premieres Sunday, April 19th at 10pm
Alton starts the mayhem by making the chefs prepare fish stew in a canoe and pasta carbonara in a moving mine cart, leading up to a chemistry set challenge where chefs can only use set tools to bake a pound cake.
Competitors: Morgan Bonazzola, Robert Burmeister, Matthew Grunwald, Tom Lin
Judge: Antonia Lofaso
"Evilicious: Frying Up First Class" Premieres Sunday, April 26th at 10pm
Chefs face off in a challenge to make stir fry while sitting in airline seats. Then they must work as good neighbors on chicken fried steak dishes and shop for cobbler ingredients while blindfolded, all under Alton's watchful eye.
Competitors: Jason Febres, Samuel "Sammy" Monsour, Kori Rayburn, Leelee Wiginton
Judge: Jet Tila
"Evilicious: 20,000 Leagues Under the Prep Table" Premieres Sunday, May 3rd at 10pm
Alton kicks off the third heat with cardboard car and underwater scallop dish challenges, and the battle culminates with a donut-making task complete with a wearable donut-on-a-string.
Competitors: Alexis Hernandez, Tommy Stevens, Frances Tariga-Weshnak, Jernard Wells
Judge: Jet Tila
"Evilicious: Moo-in On Up" Premieres Sunday, May 10th at 10pm
Chefs play games of musical sushi rolls and fashion runway cooking, then Alton tasks them to make pumpkin pie while wearing a carved pumpkin on their head.
Competitors: Carlos Anthony, Aaron Crumbaugh, Tregaye Fraser, Yaku Moton-Spruill
Judge: Simon Majumdar
"Evilicious: Finale" Premieres Sunday, May 17th at 10pm
In the tournament finale, the winners of each heat compete for a prize of up to $75,000 and
Evilicious champion bragging rights. Their cooking chops and sabotage skills are put to the test in Alton's challenges, including meatball prep in a ball pit, making a teriyaki dinner while on a seesaw and harvesting coconuts from a tree to make coconut macaroons.
Judge: Simon Majumdar
Viewers wanting more can visit FoodNetwork.com/Cutthroat to meet the tournament finalists, see a gallery of top moment and take a Superfan quiz. Fans can also join the conversation on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.
Cutthroat Kitchen is produced by Embassy Row.
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