Cutthroat Kitchen
Food Network
15 Seasons
190 Episodes
Alton Brown took a break from this long running cooking competition, but what will happen next?
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Cutthroat Kitchen Season 16 is yet to be announced by Food Network

Current Show Status
Cutthroat Kitchen Season 16 — not renewed yet
Latest Episode Aired Tue 12/25/2018 For Alton Lang Syne Season 15: Episode 0
Next Episode Sorry, no dates yet for Cutthroat Kitchen. The show is either on a break or the new season is yet to be scheduled. We’ll keep you posted.

Series information and premise

This cooking competition with elements of sabotage titled Cutthroat Kitchen has been on the air since 2013 and has launched its fifteenth season last November, 2016. The show’s executive produced by Shauna Minoprio, Julia Cassidy, Melissa Stokes and Michael Davies, and hails from Embassy Row. Regular judges for the current season are Jet Tila, Simon Majundar, Antonia Lofasso and Richard Biais.

The show follows an already familiar format with four chefs and three rounds of elimination-based competition. Besides straightforward cooking challenges host Alton Brown offers chefs opportunities to sabotage other contestants, holding an auction for the highest bidder for a chance to walk away with items like changes in ingredients and equipment, garnishing of cooking time and movement restrictions. Judges make a decision based solely on taste, presentation and on whether the task was completed properly and the dish is in fact the one required.

Overall ratings and a potential season 16

Since the show has been running, an impressive 178 episodes over 15 seasons have been filmed for Cutthroat Kitchen. And with an overall rating of 7.1 out of 10 stars on IMDb and 7.4 out of 10 on one could assume that the show is still very strong and should have long been renewed for a 16th installment. However, after the second episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, the series somehow disappeared from our TV screens and the only information out there is a Twitter post by the great Alton Brown himself, as he announces to take a break from Cutthroat Kitchen – in a Microwave no less.

So far, neither Alton nor the Food Network have mentioned anything with regards to a cancellation or renewal of this long running show. At this point it go either way. We will just have to wait and see what will happen in the future. Until then, stay tuned and we will update you as soon as we get to hear more.


Season 15 Season 14 Season 13 Season 12 Season 11 Season 10 Season 9 Season 8 Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 Specials
#NameAir Dates
1Fry-Day Night Bites Feb 1, 2017
2Valentine's Day Massacre Feb 8, 2017
3Bolognesed And Confused Jun 7, 2017
4The Good, The Hash And The Ugly Jun 14, 2017
5Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato Jun 21, 2017
6Profiterollin' with the Homeys Jun 28, 2017
7Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me? Jun 28, 2017
8Fast Times At Cutthroat High Jul 5, 2017
9I Ain't Afraid Of No Toast Jul 12, 2017
10How Does That Crab Ya? Jul 19, 2017
11Fowl Play Oct 31, 2018
#NameAir Dates
1Tournament Of Terror: Heat One Sep 28, 2016
2Tournament Of Terror: Heat Two Oct 5, 2016
3Tournament Of Terror: Heat Three Oct 16, 2016
4Tournament Of Terror: Heat Four Oct 23, 2016
5Tournament of Terror: Finale Oct 30, 2016
6The Chefshank Redemption Dec 28, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Time Warp Tournament - 1950s Jun 1, 2016
2Time Warp Tournament - 1960s Jun 8, 2016
3Time Warp Tournament - 1970s Jun 15, 2016
4Time Warp Tournament - 1980s Jun 22, 2016
5Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s Jun 29, 2016
6Getting' Judgey With It Jul 6, 2016
7You Dim Some, You Lose Some Jul 13, 2016
8The Upper Crustacean Jul 20, 2016
9The Tong And Short Of It Jul 27, 2016
10He's Just a Po' Boy Aug 3, 2016
11Superhero Sabotage: The Age Of Alton Aug 10, 2016
12Fry Hard Aug 17, 2016
13Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat One, Axe To Grind Aug 24, 2016
14Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat Two, Big Foot Loose Aug 31, 2016
15Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat Three, We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Sep 7, 2016
16Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Heat Four, How To Get Away With Burger Sep 14, 2016
17Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge: Finale, The Great Out S'mores Sep 21, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Frankly Alton, I Don't Give A Clam Apr 3, 2016
2To Kale A Mockingbird Apr 10, 2016
3The Breakfast And The Furious Apr 17, 2016
4Freaks And Greeks Apr 24, 2016
5The Pesto Times, The Worst Of Times May 1, 2016
6The Mother Of All Episodes May 8, 2016
7Shot Through The Tart May 15, 2016
8License To Grill May 22, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Naughty vs. Nice Dec 9, 2015
2We Don't Need Another Gyro Dec 13, 2015
3Get Rich Or Die Frying Dec 20, 2015
4I Crisped A Grill And Liked It Dec 27, 2015
5Cacciatore By His Toe Jan 3, 2016
650 Shades Of Sorbet Jan 10, 2016
7Showdown At The Croquet Corral Jan 17, 2016
8Hit Me With Your Best Pho Jan 24, 2016
9When Cherry Met Salad Jan 31, 2016
10Chocotage Xxl Feb 14, 2016
11Cashew If You Can Feb 21, 2016
12The One With William Shatner Feb 28, 2016
13Hedwig And The Angry Enchilada Mar 6, 2016
14My So-called Trifle Mar 13, 2016
15Duck L'orange Is The New Black Coffee Mar 20, 2016
16Split Happens Mar 27, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Secrets of Survival Nov 4, 2015
2Actions Speak Chowder Than Words Oct 25, 2015
3Superstar Sabotage: All About The Bouillabaisse Nov 11, 2015
4Superstar Sabotage: Knife, Knife Baby Nov 4, 2015
5The Hunt for Bread October Nov 8, 2015
7I'm Thanksgiving Up Nov 15, 2015
8Superstar Sabotage: Deep Pu Pu Nov 18, 2015
9Fajita the Moment Nov 22, 2015
10Superstar Sabotage: Burrito The Line Nov 25, 2015
11I Love It When You Call Me Big Papaya Nov 29, 2015
12Superstar Sabotage, Finale - It's Raining Ramen Dec 2, 2015
13A Dingo Ate My Dutch Baby Dec 6, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Camp Cutthroat: Porks And Rec Aug 12, 2015
2Stop, Drop And Flambe Aug 16, 2015
3Camp Cutthroat: Wet, Hot, American Sabotage Aug 19, 2015
4The Truck Stops Here Aug 23, 2015
5Camp Cutthroat: Rock Wall Me, Amadeus Aug 26, 2015
6Greece Lightning Aug 30, 2015
7Camp Cutthroat: If It Bleeds, We Can Skillet Sep 2, 2015
8Grandma-tage Sep 6, 2015
9Camp Cutthroat Finale: The Great Troutdoors Sep 9, 2015
10Taco Dirty to Me Sep 13, 2015
11Operation Gumbo Drop Sep 20, 2015
12We Came, We See-Sawed, We Conquered Sep 27, 2015
13Sabootage 2: Electric Boo-galoo Oct 4, 2015
14The Full Monte Cristo Oct 11, 2015
15A River Runs Canoe It Oct 18, 2015
17Veni, Vidi, Ceviche Nov 1, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Evilicious: Finale May 17, 2015
221 Chum Street May 24, 2015
3Grill Or Be Grilled May 31, 2015
4Carne Diem Jun 7, 2015
5The Best Of The Worst Jun 14, 2015
6The Waffle Truth Jun 21, 2015
7Tikka Me Alton Jun 28, 2015
8Circus Spectacular Jul 5, 2015
9Meanwhile, Back on the Huevos Rancheros… Jul 12, 2015
10My Kitchen For A Horse Jul 19, 2015
11I Know Who Kilt Me Jul 26, 2015
12All In A Day's Jerk Aug 2, 2015
13Molasses, Mo' Problems Aug 9, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Whatchoo Taco'ing About, Alton? Feb 15, 2015
2Gno-cchi To Victory Feb 22, 2015
3You're Bacon Me Crazy Mar 1, 2015
4Whisk-ey Business Mar 8, 2015
5Scone Home Mar 15, 2015
6Great Egg-scape Mar 22, 2015
7You're All Up Bahn Mi Mar 29, 2015
8Lamb-a Dama Ding Dong Apr 5, 2015
9Live And Let Diner Apr 12, 2015
10Evilicious: Canoe Jack City Apr 19, 2015
11Evilicious: Frying First Class Apr 26, 2015
12Evilicious: 20,000 Leagues Under The Prep Table May 3, 2015
13Evilicious: Moo-in' On Up May 10, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Thanks, but No Thanksgiving Nov 16, 2014
2In It to Twin It Nov 23, 2014
3S'Mortal Combat Nov 30, 2014
4Sabotage Is Comin' to Town Dec 7, 2014
5When Pigs Fry Dec 14, 2014
6I Would Do Anything for Loaf Dec 21, 2014
7The Cone Ranger Dec 28, 2014
8The Long Tools and Shortcake of It Jan 4, 2015
9Tiki Torch-Ure Jan 11, 2015
10Baby Got Backpack Jan 18, 2015
11The Supper Bowl Jan 25, 2015
12Who Tarted? Feb 1, 2015
13Alton And The Chocolate Factory Feb 8, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Crabs of Steel Sep 21, 2014
2Tos-ta-da Sep 28, 2014
3SaBOOOtage Oct 5, 2014
4Superstar Sabotage: Heat One Oct 8, 2014
5Here's Looking at You, Squid Oct 12, 2014
6Superstar Sabotage: Heat Two Oct 15, 2014
7Chip Off the ol' Baklava Oct 19, 2014
8Superstar Sabotage: Heat Three Oct 22, 2014
9The Undertater Oct 26, 2014
10Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four Oct 29, 2014
11With a Chariot on Top Nov 2, 2014
12Superstar Sabotage: Finale Nov 5, 2014
13Empanada Chance Nov 9, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1I Can't Believe It's Not Udder Jun 22, 2014
2You Wanna Pizza This? Jun 29, 2014
3Anything but a Cake Walk Jul 6, 2014
4Big Trouble in Little Chinese Chicken Salad Jul 13, 2014
5Welcome to the Jungle Jul 20, 2014
6I Like My Peppers Pulverized Jul 27, 2014
7Two Chefs, One Toga Aug 3, 2014
8Ho-Ley Pot Aug 10, 2014
9Superhero Sabotage Aug 17, 2014
10The Eggs-Orcist Aug 24, 2014
11When In Rome, Cook On A Scooter Aug 31, 2014
12Chili'd to the Bone Sep 7, 2014
13Tongue Thai-ed Sep 14, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1A Few Good Ramen Mar 16, 2014
2Breakfast in Bed Mar 23, 2014
3Hawaii 5-Oh No! Mar 30, 2014
4Two Chefs in a Pod Apr 6, 2014
5Chain Of Tools Apr 13, 2014
6Tso Good Apr 20, 2014
7The Rice Stuff Apr 27, 2014
8Ladel-ayheehoo May 4, 2014
9Life's a Mystery ... Meat May 11, 2014
10Hakuna Frittata May 18, 2014
11Well, Hot Clam! May 25, 2014
12Judging Judges Jun 1, 2014
13Panini, Meeny, Miny, Moe Jun 15, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Wham, Clam, Thank You, Ma'am Dec 15, 2013
2Duck, Duck, Gnocchi Dec 22, 2013
3Shrimp or Get Off the Pot Sticker Dec 29, 2013
4The Yolk's on You Jan 5, 2014
5Cutthroat Kiddy Kitchen Jan 12, 2014
6Soupsy Daisy Jan 19, 2014
7A Penny for Your Chocolates Jan 26, 2014
8A Crepe-y Situation Feb 2, 2014
9Melts in Your Pot, Not in Your Hand Feb 9, 2014
10Foul Play Feb 16, 2014
11Gluttons for Punishment Feb 23, 2014
12It's Not Delivery, It's Old Delivery Mar 2, 2014
13Pressed or Steamed Mar 9, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Vive le Sabotage Aug 11, 2013
2Porkchops and Sabotages Aug 18, 2013
3Tac'o the Town Aug 25, 2013
4Let Them Eat Cupcakes Sep 1, 2013
5Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner Sep 8, 2013
6Wing It Sep 15, 2013
7Tiny Tools, Big Problems Sep 22, 2013
8Steak Out Sep 29, 2013
9Kiss My Grits Oct 6, 2013
10Humble Pie Oct 13, 2013
11Un-Holy Trinity Oct 20, 2013
12Chicken Cordon 'Blue' Oct 27, 2013
13S'more Sabotage Nov 3, 2013
#NameAir Dates
1Alton's After-Show: My So-Called Trifle Mar 13, 2016
2Alton's After-Show: Fry Hard Aug 17, 2016
3Currywurst. Episode. Ever. Feb 15, 2017
4Judge's Cut: Split Happens Jun 7, 2017
5Judge's Cut: With William Shatner Jun 14, 2017
6Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me? Jun 28, 2017
7Fast Times at Cutthroat High Jul 5, 2017
8Judge's Cut: Chocotage XXL Jul 19, 2017
9A Very Cutthroat Christmas Nov 22, 2018
10For Alton Lang Syne Dec 25, 2018
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0 0 Sarah Keasler  November 7, 2018
❤ I totally agree that the show needs to return. I so loved Cutthroat competitions! So fun to watch!! I hope to see the show soon!!
0 0 MissBrownEyes  April 20, 2018
I get the feeling it's not Food Network all to blame on this, but also that Alton wanted to pursue other culinary "adventures". He had his tour he did across country, and according to the promo above via Twitter, he was pursuing something on the internet. If i recall right, he said doing CK was extremely labor intensive. Maybe he's the "hold out"? Given that FN doesn't have jack-diddly-squat good in the works (how many times can they show the same Best Thing I Ever Ate reruns from 2010????), I'd guess it's Alton who's taken a step back.
0 1 Ceeble  March 7, 2018
Cutthroat Kitchen is one of the best shows on food network. I hope it returns and soon. It's too many other shows that should've been axed. I loved Cutthroat Kitchen and all of the sabotages. ❤ ❤ ?
0 0 Karen Creamer  January 1, 2018
0 3 Earle  November 8, 2017
? What were you guys at food network thinking about... Alton is the best... Funny. The chefs loved the challenges, and we did too... So, bring it on!!! ?
0 3 Anthea Lane  September 29, 2017
? ? Please do not cancel "Cutthroat Kitchen"! I have always loved this show! It's the best show that you have! Alton Brown is such a hot nerd with a fantastic sense of humor! You will be breaking mine and many other girl's hearts! Again, PLEASE do not cancel "Cutthroat Kitchen"!!
1 4 Sharon J  September 26, 2017
Please renew. Alton is great, but would still watch with a different host.
0 4 Sharon J  September 26, 2017
Great show! Please renew. Alton is awesome, but if another host is used, it would still be fun to watch.
1 4 Dallas Scott  August 29, 2017
Please bring it back!!! My 3 yr old daughter keeps asking for them and I would love them to come home it's funny when my wife works so hard and is always hoping for new of your shows. I ask my daughter what she wants to watch her first option is Cutthroat Kitchen but there are no new ones. PLEASE BRING IT BACK ALTON
0 7 Leah  June 8, 2017
Cutthroat kitchen is a great fun competitive show, so much of TV now days is negative violent and repulsive. It seems when there is something great on they make a short run of it which is sad. Bring back cutthroat kitchen.
2 7 Long Dong  June 5, 2017
? People should do a network stand down and not watch food network at all during the time slot for cut throat kitchen!!!

Bring back the show!!!!

0 7 Dolores Reardon  May 30, 2017
Please put the show on.It's my favorite show.
0 8 William Kastner  March 20, 2017
My favorite show, and I want to see more.
0 15 sandy Racine  December 17, 2016
When the food network is dominated by cupcakes, baking, and junior chefs Cutthroat Kitchen was a welcome relief of roaring good fun. Alton Brown is hysterical and I can't even begin to imagine why food network would shoot themselves in the foot by axing the best show they had.
0 7 Joshua McAllister  December 17, 2016
Watching Cutthroat Kitchen on Netflix is Awesome , Please Renew the show, Alton Brown is really funny guy and the chefs are funny too and the sabotages on the show is crazy!!!!
0 10 Charli H  December 12, 2016
Cutthroat Kitchen is better than all the other shows combined. I really do miss it. Please bring it back!!
0 7 Kathy H.  November 15, 2016
I agree! The show is so much fun, and such a relief from what's going on in the world!
Please Food Network, bring it back!
0 8 Karen Creamer  October 31, 2016
I REALLY hope that Cutthroat Kitchen is renewed! It is one of my all time favorite shows. I even love to watch reruns. Please bring it back.
0 0 Doug Karen Creamer  January 1, 2018
I think you can find some of the older seasons of CTK on Netflix and Hulu...possibly on the Food Network TV app as well.

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