July 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Cooking skills aren't enough to win in Food Network's
- in this new competition series, chefs must also be crafty, clever and willing to sabotage their opponents. Led by
as the kitchen's cunning provocateur, this game features a briefcase filled with
in cash, four competitors, three rounds of cooking and auctions where chefs bid on items to help themselves or hinder their opponents. The thirteen-episode series premieres on
Sunday, August 11
/PT, immediately following the
Food Network Star
finale, which airs at
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is a cooking competition like viewers have never seen before – culinary skills can get chefs into the kitchen, but they will have to play a game of wits to stay there," said
, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "Alton is the perfect ring leader to the mayhem – his expertise and devilishly delightful sense of humor set just the right tone for this unique new series."
In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with
in cold hard cash and each contestant receives
to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes. A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank.
After the show, viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/CK to watch Alton and each episode's judge revisit the chefs' biggest missteps and most surprising triumphs.