Four young cooks compete for a culinary school scholarship; lamb loin chops and kale chips in the first round; French fries and cookies in the main course round.
Cleaning shrimp and slicing jalapenos are necessary skills in the appetizer round; the chefs must cook an entree using frog legs; a New York cookie must be combined with a popular nut.
Dandelion greens are a featured ingredient for the first round; Cornish hens in the entree round; the ice cream machine is the kitchen toy of choice in the dessert round.
Salsa verde is a fresh surprise in the appetizer round; couscous and buffalo in the entree round; popcorn balls and gummy fish in the dessert round.
Four preliminary champions return; a sea creature shocker; the entree round basket contains a classic snack; the ice cream maker stirs up an encounter.
The appetizer round ingredients range from a cheap, sweet treat to a fine-dining indulgence; the entree round features a pork delicacy and a Mexican staple.
Four returning champions compete; eels and a salty veggie in the appetizer basket; a bird and a soda in the entree round; a special cheese and creepy chocolate in the dessert round.
Previous amateur winners return; in the appetizer round, salsa and cheese blintzes; the entree round features an off-balance tug-of-war over a piece of equipment; grapefruit in the dessert basket.
Two firefighters, a police officer and an Army veteran face off; savory dishes made with pineapple and fruit and nut bars; spring garlic and lamb chops in the entree basket; an unpleasantly purple ingredient in the last round.
Champions from the world of entertainment and sports compete; in the appetizer round, a peculiar type of flour and sweet tea; a can of soup in the entree round; banana paste and cream cheese desserts.
Risotto is featured in the first round; the entree round basket contains a huge surprise; booze and some baked goods in the desert basket.
Fourth and fifth graders compete; the first basket contains cotton candy; the second round features entrees made from pizza dough and a bitter green; the dessert round basket contains brownie mix.