Fermented milk drink kefir in the appetizer round; a strange blue drink; a can ingredient for the dessert basket.
Competitors find sardines in their baskets; an air of luxury is brought to the second round with ingredients including shortbreads; both final chefs want to make ice cream in the dessert round but may not have time to pull it off.
The judges see what a drag queen, a witch, a medieval re-enactor and a bloody-faced warrior will cook for them; chefs must prepare a pork tenderloin entree; cooks encounter a spiky fruit and clever cookie-crumb creation.
The chefs must make use of duck tongue meat in their appetizers; a seaweed pasta product may be the weirdest item in the second basket; spicy alcohol and a sweet cream make up two of the components that the finalists must work into their desserts.
Competitors who have found success with online cooking shows put their web-honed culinary skills to the test; cooks must use emoji cookies; chefs struggle to get one ingredient cooked in time; chefs use a familiar boxed ingredient.
Four soup kitchen chefs face off; for the appetizer, they get creative with bread and orange sauce; turkey and a special cake in the entree round; the dessert basket is full of healthy ingredients.
Les Gold, Claudia Jordan, Jenni Pulos and Karina Smirnoff compete; the celebrities must use an edible wreath and festively-shaped bread; the judges learn that one of the competitors has never tried one of the veggies found in the basket.
The competitors celebrate the New Year with $50 worth of caviar in the appetizer basket; more premium items and a New Year's legume in the entree baskets; dressed-up ice cream cones and a limited number of grapes for dessert.