Champions return to the stoves.
It's a rough reunion in the kitchen when the returning champs find a diabolical set of ingredients in their first basket; a giant fish and a sweet space food get the chefs thinking creatively.
The chefs are tasked with making a whole day's worth of amazing food when the cooking rounds are changed to breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The fiercest Chopped champions are back to defend their titles in a whirlwind, no-holds-barred battle.
The chefs face smoked-food challenges requiring them to make modern dishes with the ancient method; a sweet surprise and a buttery fish are two of the ingredients in the appetizer basket; the second basket features a lean meat and a spicy liqueur.
Passionate Chopped champions return for a shot at $50,000, and the competition kicks off with a colossal clam and a starchy comfort food in the first basket.
Tenderizing beef tendon and bringing joy to bok choy are two of the challenges in round one; a veggie and a prized protein are part of the culinary puzzle in the entree round; a famed French dessert meets a bubbly surprise in the dessert basket.
Four repeat champions make their triumphant return to the Chopped kitchen to do it all over again for a shot at $50,000.
The chefs set out to make a summer feast after learning each challenge will have a clambake theme; in the first round, a cocktail and a gamey sausage help get the party started; the entree basket includes a strange starch and gifts from the sea.
Four chefs have to sort out what to do with the odd pie in the appetizer round; an egg-flavored snack in the second basket brings some novel ideas for the entree plates and there's hardly time to stop and smell the rose latte in a fast dessert round.
Mock meat and an odd green powder set the level of difficulty high in round one and an Italian-Japanese mashup ingredient in the entree round threatens to screw up the chefs' plans.
A plate of poutine and a jar of bamboo challenge the chefs in the appetizer round, and in the dessert round, they must hurry and figure out how to utilize a colorful snack food.