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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: Pilot

4 June 2007


Jennifer Gable ... Food Tester

Season 1, Episode 1: Octopus, Duck, Animal Crackers

13 January 2009
Will the judges prefer the more whimsical or traditional dish?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Sandy Davis ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Summer Kriegshauser ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Perry Pellaci ... Himself - Contestant
Katie Rosenhouse ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 2: Tofu, Blueberries and Oysters

20 January 2009
What will it take to amaze the judges all the way through to the dessert course when the ingredients include Tofu, Blueberries and Oysters.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Klaus Kronsteiner ... Himself - Contestant
Chris Ted Jackson ... Himself - Contestant (as Christopher Jackson)
Pippa Calland ... Herself - Contestant
Raymond Jackson ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 3: Avocado, Tahini, Bran Flakes

27 January 2009
The chefs are baffled to find a breakfast staple in the Appetizer Round mystery basket. Who will "flake" out and who can make it work?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Andre Marrero ... Himself - Contestant
Margaritte Malfy ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Burke ... Himself - Contestant
Rachelle Rodwell ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 4: Banana, Collard Greens, Grits

3 February 2009
Wrapped in bacon, wrapped in basil, fried and bruleed, bananas take center stage in the appetizer round. But when one chef's creation falls apart, is there a sure fire banana backup plan?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Einat Admony ... Herself - Contestant
Sean Chudoba ... Himself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Luis Gonzalez ... Himself - Contestant
Kyle Shadix ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 5: Yucca, Watermelon, Tortillas

10 February 2009
It's grace under pressure as the chefs attempt to wow the judges. Can watermelon and pepper jack cheese make for a good pairing?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ed Witt ... Himself - Contestant
Josh Emmet ... Himself - Contestant
John Keller ... Himself - Contestant
Andrea Berquist ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 6: Canned Peaches, Rice Cakes, Beets

17 February 2009
Stymied by canned peaches in the appetizer round and fruit punch and rice cakes for the entree. The chefs struggle for a fresh approach. It all comes down to a heated dessert face-off combining beets, goat cheese and oatmeal.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Chris Coleman ... Himself - Contestant
Cindi Avila ... Herself - Contestant
Robert Burmeister ... Himself - Contestant
Lucas Manteca ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 7: Quail, Arctic Char, Beer

24 February 2009
The chefs are determined to give their all from the start. Between Quail, Arctic Char, and Beer which of the showoffs, risk-takers and storytellers make this competition a tense one, right down to the last "chop."

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lior Lev Sercarz ... Himself - Contestant
Ralph Battista Jr. ... Himself - Contestant
Abe Lopez ... Himself - Contestant
Melinda Dorn ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 8: Coconut, Calamari and Donuts

3 March 2009
The mandatory ingredients in the appetizer basket evoke nervous laughter and general panic.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Gwenael Le Pape ... Himself - Contestant
Mina Newman ... Herself - Contestant
David Ogren ... Himself - Contestant
Frencesco Peluso ... Herself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 9: Mac & Cheese, Cola and Bacon

10 March 2009
When a box of macaroni and cheese appears in the appetizer basket, the contestants endeavor to find a place for fluorescent cheese powder in their gourmet dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
James Briscione ... Himself - Contestant
David Goldwhite ... Himself - Contestant
Gypsy Gifford ... Herself - Contestant
William Lustberg ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 10: String Cheese, Jicama and Gingersnaps

17 March 2009
The judges are dismayed when some of the chefs fail to creatively transform the mystery ingredients in the appetizer course. But what can you do with string cheese?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Jonathan Jernigan ... Himself - Contestant
Darius Peacock ... Herself - Contestant
King Phojanakong ... Himself - Contestant
Soulayphet Schwader ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 11: Jumbo Shrimp, Pepperoncini, Cereal

24 March 2009


Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Alina Eisenhauer ... Herself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Michael Giletto ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Jackie Lee ... Herself - Contestant
Todd Mark Miller ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 12: Chocolate, Mussels and Figs

31 March 2009
Ted Allen hosts as the chefs open their appetizer baskets to find bitter-sweet chocolate, figs and mussels. The chefs know that three of them will face being chopped, while only one can claim sweet victory.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Nigel Spence ... Himself - Contestant
Gavin Mills ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Selicious ... Himself - Contestant
Melissa Levy ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 1, Episode 13: Strawberries, Turkey and Gummi Bears

7 April 2009
See which challenger gets chopped after each round with ingredients like Strawberries, Turkey and Gummy Bears.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Victor Cabezas ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Carrino ... Himself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Jonathan Contes ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Louise Garand ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: A Prickly Situation

14 June 2009
See which contestant gets chopped after each round with ingredients like Sea Urchin, Brioche and Fennel.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ross Gill ... Himself - Contestant
Yvan D. Lemoine ... Himself - Contestant (as Yvan Lemoine)
Peter Klein ... Himself - Contestant
Natalia Machado ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 2: Salty Veggies & Heated Battles

16 June 2009
An unusually salty vegetable presents the chefs with a quandary in the Appetizer Round. Then a red-hot battle ensues in the entree round

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
David Rotter ... Himself - Contestant
Jason Zukas ... Himself - Contestant
Cheryl Perry ... Herself -Contestant
Fritz Knipschildt ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 3: High Hopes

23 June 2009
The judges have high hopes for this group of up-and-coming chefs, but there is some sloppy work in the Appetizer Round when the contestants must work with whole calamari.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
John Lawson ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Ferraro ... Himself - Contestant
David Kirschner ... Himself - Contestant
Nicole Puzio ... Herself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 4: Floundering Around

30 June 2009
A challenging cut of meat in the mystery basket ups the level of difficulty in the Appetizer Round. For the entree course the chefs must devise big plans for some miniature produce and a whole flounder.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Julio Lazzarini ... Himself - Contestant
Marc David Spooner ... Himself - Contestant (as Marc Spooner)
Massimo Felici ... Himself - Contestant
Christine Campbell ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 5: Pride on the Plate

7 July 2009
Pride is on the plate as the chefs seek to represent their cultural heritage through distinctive duck appetizers.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Roshni Mansukhani-Gurnani ... Herself - Contestant (as Roshni Mansukhani)
Giuliano Matarese ... Himself - Contestant
Shaya Klechevsky ... Himself - Contestant
Pasquale Frola ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 6: Pretty Please with a Pepper on Top

14 July 2009
For the appetizer course, the judges get an earful of philosophy and a mouthful of piquillo peppers.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Tyler Anderson ... Himself - Contestant
Paul Viggiano ... Himself - Contestant
Christopher Nguyen ... Himself - Contestant
Barbara Sibley ... Herself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 7: Pods, Grills and Sticky Fingers

28 July 2009
See which contestant gets chopped after each round with ingredients like Jumbo Shrimp, edamame, and golden raisins.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maristella Innocenti ... Herself - Contestant
Joe Bayley ... Himself - Contestant
Matthew Zappolli ... Himself - Contestant (as Matthew Zappoli)
Moha Orchid ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 8: A Wish Upon a Starfruit

11 August 2009
With liquor in the entree basket, the flames fly high, but when the adrenaline rush is over, it's the artful presentations that garner attention.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cody Utzman ... Himself - Contestant
Lisa Schoen ... Herself - Contestant
Pedro Diaz ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Ming Liu ... Herself - Contestant

Season 2, Episode 9: Buckwheat Blunders and Twists of Fate

25 August 2009
After unpacking a challenging Appetizer Basket, the chefs get creative using buckwheat flour to make crepes, crusts and fritters.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Diane Dimeo ... Herself - Contestant
Simon Lange ... Himself - Contestant
Rory O'Farrell ... Himself - Contestant
Mor Amitzur ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 10: The Ultimate Face-Off

8 September 2009
Don't miss this ultimate face-off! In this first installment in a special four-part series, previous Chopped Champions return to compete again.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Natalia Machado ... Herself - Contestant
James Briscione ... Himself - Contestant
Sandy Davis ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Carrino ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 11: Best of the Best

15 September 2009
Gotta tune in to find out who has the chops to be the Chopped Champion again! In this second installment in a special series, four winners return to battle for superiority in the kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
James Briscione ... Himself - Contestant
Pippa Calland ... Herself - Contestant
Gavin Mills ... Himself - Contestant
Einat Admony ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Jody Williams ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 12: All Stars Showdown

22 September 2009
In this must-watch third installment in a special four-part series, the reigning Chopped Champion and three other previous winners return to compete.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Einat Admony ... Herself - Contestant
Cody Utzman ... Himself - Contestant
Jackie Lee ... Herself - Contestant
Andre Marrero ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 2, Episode 13: Bring It!

29 September 2009
You won't believe what happens in the final competition in the all-stars series, when four Chopped Champions face off for a chance to reclaim the title and bank another $10,000.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cody Utzman ... Himself - Contestant
Darius Peacock ... Himself - Contestant
Diane Dimeo ... Herself - Contestant
John Lawson ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: When Chefs Collide

13 October 2009
The chefs must use kumquats and croissants in their appetizers; green beans and ground pork in their entrées; and grits in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Angie Shaghagi ... Herself - Contestant (as Angie Shaghaghi)
Dean Yasharin ... Himself - Contestant (as Dean Yasharian)
Peter Giannakis ... Himself - Contestant
Elhadji Cisse ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 2: Oh My Goshy, Umeboshi!

20 October 2009
A slippery shocker in the appetizer basket starts things off on a terrifying note. Featured ingredients include umeboshi; parsnips and soda crackers.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jeremy Duclut ... Himself - Contestant
Peter Karapanagiotis ... Himself - Contestant
Barbara Esmonde ... Herself - Contestant
Jeffrey Baruch ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Jody Williams ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 3: Judge Knows Best

27 October 2009
Two chefs attempt to cook a fish that is traditionally used for sushi, the results, of course, are questionable.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ayesha Nurdjaja ... Herself - Contestant
Joshua Whigham ... Himself - Contestant
Fabian Ludwig ... Himself - Contestant
Joe Dobias ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 4: A Nori Story

3 November 2009
A chef decides to take a familiar route with beef but is challenged by an unfamiliar mystery ingredient. Will it work?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Adele DiBiasi ... Herself - Contestant (as Adele Dibiasi)
P.J. Calapa ... Himself - Contestant (as PJ Calapa)
Michael Bicocchi ... Himself - Contestant
Malik Fall ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Josh Capon ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 5: Sticking to It

10 November 2009
Just how the graham cracker crumbles in the Appetizer Round depends on how the chefs can recover from setbacks. One contestant struggles to plate after suffering a cut. Then in the Entrée Round one chef breaks a plate.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Luisa Fernandes ... Herself - Contestant
Dominick Feragola ... Himself - Contestant
David Amorelli ... Himself - Contestant
Melinda Beaulieau ... Herself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 6: Season's Choppings

8 December 2009
Tis the season to shake things up. The chefs learn that as an added challenge, their dishes must have a holiday theme. The mystery ingredients include venison and marshmallows.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Jon Bignelli ... Himself - Contestant
Megan Fells ... Herself - Contestant
Keith Geter ... Himself - Contestant
Jason Tilmann ... Himself - Contestant

Season 3, Episode 7: Flower Power

5 January 2010
Contestants find ways to incorporate zucchini blossoms into their appetizers. The judges are disturbed by how one chef disrespects the kitchen in the Entree Round. In the Dessert Round fresh chickpeas are in the mystery basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Tommy Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Keith Jodway ... Himself - Contestant
Bill Feldman ... Himself - Contestant
Lola Garand ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Sue Torres ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 8: Sweet Redemption

12 January 2010
In this must-watch, unprecedented event four previous runners-up return to see who can save face and finally become the Chopped Champion.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Katie Rosenhouse ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Giletto ... Himself - Contestant
Amy Roth ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Burke ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 9: Winging It

19 January 2010
The chefs race to get chicken wings cooked in time. Then in the Entree Round, the chefs have caught a break with catfish in the basket. For the Dessert Round they work with cherry tomatoes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Sue Torres ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Justin Gaines ... Himself - Contestant
Linda Laestadius ... Herself - Contestant
John Sierp ... Himself - Contestant
Lizzy Singh-Brar ... Herself - Contestant

Season 3, Episode 10: In a Pinch

26 January 2010
When the chefs make some unusual choices in composing soft-shell crab appetizers, the judges give them a chance to defend their dishes or graciously accept criticism.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Pnina Peled ... Herself - Contestant
Lonnie Dyner ... Himself - Contestant
Susan Crocker ... Herself - Contestant
Damien Brassel ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 11: Raw Enthusiasm

16 February 2010
The stoves are underutilized as the chefs show their raw enthusiasm for oysters. The entrées have the judges debating who successfully incorporated a funky-flavored fruit.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Arvin Dhansew ... Himself - Contestant
Martin Brock ... Himself - Contestant
Deborah Anne Gorman ... Herself - Contestant (as Deborah Gorman)
Mark Twersky ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 12: Against the Tide

2 March 2010
The chefs find themselves swimming against the tide when they have to combine fish with chocolate in the Appetizer Round. Then for the entrée course, the remaining contestants pull from their cultural backgrounds.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Andres Barrera ... Himself - Contestant
Laurielle Eichelberger-Clark ... Herself - Contestant (as Laurielle Clark)
Michael Madigan ... Himself - Contestant
Erik Weatherspool ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Mark Bittman ... Himself - Judge

Season 3, Episode 13: Chopped Liver

9 March 2010
Calves' livers and ranch dressing begin the battle between the chefs.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Bradley Boyle ... Himself - Contestant
Hannah Hopkins ... Herself - Contestant
John-Michael Hamlet ... Himself - Contestant
Marc Pavlovic ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Rattle & Roll

6 April 2010
Rattlesnake meat must be included in the chefs first course.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Mackenzie Hilton ... Herself - Contestant
Eric Paraskevas ... Himself - Contestant
Siggy Sollitto ... Herself - Contestant
Christopher Coombs ... Himself -Contestant (as Chris Coombs)

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 2: My Froggy Clementine

13 April 2010
The chefs find frog legs in the first basket for the Appetizer Round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Mario Tolentino ... Himself - Contestant
Erica Wides ... Herself - Contestant
Sunshine Best ... Herself - Contestant
Warren Schierenbeck ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 3: Jitters & Giant Eggs

20 April 2010
Panic threatens to paralyze one of the competitors who is feeling jittery.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Brian Kevorkian ... Himself - Contestant
Jessica Mogardo ... Herself - Contestant
Maurice Hurley ... Himself - Contestant
Rory MacDonald ... Himself - Contestant (as Rory Macdonald)

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Jody Williams ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 4: Dr. Deckle & Mr. Fried

27 April 2010
Three of the four chefs make a huge mistake with the jumbo shrimp.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Michael Siry ... Himself - Contestant
Abigail Hitchcock ... Herself - Contestant
John P. Greco III ... Himself - Contestant (as John P. Greco)
Shanna Pacifico ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 5: Mussels Mastery & Cotton Candy Can-Do

4 May 2010
The chefs have to come up with tasty mussel appetizers in just 20 minutes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jeremy Hanlon ... Himself - Contestant
Berthsy Ayide ... Herself - Contestant
Sean Mell ... Himself - Contestant
Christian Petroni ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 6: First Things Worst

11 May 2010
It's up to the judges to determine which chef fell short.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ryan Depersio ... Himself - Contestant
Nadege Fleurimond ... Herself - Contestant
Paul Ripley ... Himself - Contestant
Rebecca Weitzman ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 7: Fired Up!

1 June 2010
The competitors discover this competition is a grilling challenge.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Kristen Davis ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Jenkins ... Himself - Contestant
Mary Beth Johnson ... Herself - Contestant
Adam Goldgell ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 8: Quahog Quandaries and Pickle Puzzles

8 June 2010
The two remaining chefs take the intensity level in the kitchen up a notch.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ricardo Cardona ... Himself - Contestant
Kat Ploszaj ... Herself - Contestant
Marc Anthony Bynum ... Himself - Contestant
Melissa Muller ... Herself - Contestant
Jody Williams ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 9: Turbot Powered

15 June 2010
A super bitter ingredient leaves the chefs in a quandary.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Mark McMann ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Meadows ... Herself - Contestant
Ed Harris ... Himself - Contestant
Anthony Locastro ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 10: Keep on Cook'n On

22 June 2010
One of the finalists suffers an injury as he attempts a Chopped first.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Sachem Son Allison ... Himself - Contestant
Carrie Weiss ... Herself - Contestant
Paul 'Poppy' Yeaple ... Himself - Contestant
Chris Jaeckle ... Himself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 11: Green Apps and Lamb

29 June 2010
Mint liqueur and canned fish make an odd combination for the first course.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Guillaume Thivet ... Himself - Contestant
Melissa Rebholz ... Herself - Contestant
Joshua Stokes ... Himself - Contestant
Adam Sternberg ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 12: Crunch Time

6 July 2010
The appetizer basket's ingredients get the chefs pondering ballgame fare.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Steven Tempel ... Himself - Contestant
Michele Ragussis ... Herself - Contestant

Madison Cowan ... Himself - Contestant
Lance Nitahara ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 13: Rowdy with a Chance of Meatballs

13 July 2010
In the final, the two remaining chefs go all out.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Debra Bicknese ... Herself - Contestant (as Deborah Bicknese)
Jacques Gautier II ... Himself - Contestant (as Jacques Gautier)
Jodi Bernhard ... Herself - Contestant
Anthony Paris ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Dream'n of Redeem'n

20 July 2010
Four previously defeated competitors return to the Chopped kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Matthew Zappolli ... Himself - Contestant
Dominick Feragola ... Himself - Contestant
Louise 'Lola' Garand ... Herself - Contestant (as Lola Garand)
Paul Viggiano ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 2: Wok This Way

27 July 2010
One of the competitors breaks out the wok.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Adam Idris ... Himself - Contestant
Charlene Johnson ... Herself - Contestant
Matt Gibson ... Himself - Contestant
Ric Orlando ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 3: Squashed

10 August 2010
Four talented women set out to claim the title of Chopped Champion.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Yoanne Magris ... Herself - Contestant
Jessica Wilson ... Herself - Contestant
Jasmine Shimoda ... Herself - Contestant
Rebecca Newell ... Herself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 4: $50,000 Tournament: Part 1

24 August 2010
Four previous winners return to compete in a five-part Chopped event.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Madison Cowan ... Himself - Contestant
Mackenzie Hilton ... Himself - Contestant
Jessica Mogardo ... Herself - Contestant
Paul 'Poppy' Yeaple ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 5: $50,000 Tournament: Part 2

31 August 2010
The chefs set off with record speed and exceptional confidence in part 2.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Michael Jenkins ... Himself - Contestant
Pnina Peled ... Herself - Contestant
Jon Bignelli ... Himself - Contestant
Marc Anthony Bynum ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 6: $50,000 Tournament: Part 3

14 September 2010
The competitors find chicken in the entree basket, along with a surprise!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jason Zukas ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Siry ... Himself - Contestant
Luisa Fernades ... Herself - Contestant
Joe Dobias ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 7: $50,000 Tournament: Part 4

21 September 2010
Who will secure the very last place in the Grand Finale champions' contest?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ric Orlando ... Himself - Contestant
Rebecca Newell ... Herself - Contestant
Mario Tolentino ... Himself - Contestant
Christian Petroni ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 8: $50,000 Tournament: Grand Finale

28 September 2010
Who is the unstoppable, un-"choppable" champion?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jason Zukas ... Himself - Contestant
Marc Anthony Bynum ... Himself - Contestant
Ric Orlando ... Himself - Contestant

Madison Cowan ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 9: Spouting Off

5 October 2010
One competitor's sudsy spout of brew splashes over his cooking area.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Joe Raiola ... Himself - Contestant
Janine Gray ... Herself - Contestant
Sung Uni Lee ... Herself - Contestant
Bryce Shuman ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 10: When Octopuses Attack!

12 October 2010
The chefs are given 20 minutes to cook everyone's favorite cephalopod.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Merlin Tlapa ... Himself - Contestant
Mona James ... Herself - Contestant
Corey Comeau ... Himself - Contestant
Anton Testino ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 11: Fright Bites

19 October 2010
Treats fill the mystery baskets and the trick is on the brave competitors.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Marja Samson ... Herself - Contestant (as Marja Samsom)
Michael Solyn ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Solyn)

Tess Middlebrook ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Vignola ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 12: Cornuchopia

16 November 2010
The chefs are asked to create a meal with Thanksgiving in mind.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Milton Enriquez ... Himself - Contestant
Harold Moore ... Himself - Contestant
Robyn Moore ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Isadora Sarto ... Herself - Contestant

Sue Torres ... Herself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 13: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Chopping Block

28 November 2010
In honor of the holidays, the chefs are asked to keep with a seasonal theme. The holiday dishes are made using non-traditional ingredients, such as gingerbread oysters and a sweet jarred fruit.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Patricio Sandoval ... Himself - Contestant
Kenneth Collins ... Himself - Contestant
Laura Simpson ... Herself - Contestant
Wade Burch ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Victory on the Brain

4 January 2011
Chefs must figure out what to do with goat brains in the appetizer round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Samantha Buyskes ... Herself - Contestant
Colin Kruzic ... Himself - Contestant
Alejandra Padilla ... Herself - Contestant
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 2: Prove It on the Plate

11 January 2011
The appetizer round ends with a last-minute dash to get it on the plate.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Andrea Glick ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef & Instructor
Nick Grosz ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Lisa Beels ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef & Entrepreneur
Eric Levine ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 3: Marrowly We Roll Along

18 January 2011
Will the chefs know what to do to marry marrow bones with the other items?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Sean Telo ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Laura Henry-Zoubir ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Director
Carmine DiGiovanni ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Andrew Markert ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 4: Doughs and Don'ts

25 January 2011
In preparing her trout appetizer, a feisty chef faces a big set back.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Rob Runn ... Himself - Contestant / Food Service Specialist
Monica Byrne ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Anna Maria Santorelli ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
James Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 5: A Cornish Mess

1 February 2011
The chefs struggle to create perfect Peking duck appetizers.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Gillie Holme ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer
Lauren Gerrie ... Herself - Contestant
David Greco ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Ondrea Duverny ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer (as Ondre'a Duverney)

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 6: Step Right Up!

8 February 2011
Which chef will deliver the better dessert from a basket with Latin flair?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jeffrey Gardner ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Gillian Clark ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
James Kilberg ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Marcellus Coleman ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 7: All-Stars Tournament: Part 1

6 March 2011
Sixteen celebrity chefs compete in an exclusive five-part Chopped event.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lisa Garza ... Herself - Contestant
Debbie Lee ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Proietti ... Himself - Contestant
Brad Sorenson ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Ondrea Duverny ... Herself - Contestant: Executive Chef and Owner
Lauren Gerrie ... Herself - Contestant
Gillie Holme ... Herself - Contestant: Chef and Catering Owner

Season 6, Episode 8: All-Stars Tournament: Part 2

13 March 2011
Part 2 of 5. Four popular Food Network personalities compete for a chance to win $50,000 for their charity. They must use teething biscuits in their appetizers; a kid's breakfast favorite in their entrees; and jelly beans and baby fennel in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Contestant

Duff Goldman ... Himself - Contestant
Claire Robinson ... Herself - Contestant

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 9: All-Stars Tournament: Part 3

20 March 2011
Part 3 or 5. Four acclaimed chefs compete for charity. They must use fresh pasta sheets in their appetizers; big fish and little crackers in their entrees; and a Chinese spice in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Nate Appleman ... Himself - Contestant

Anita Lo ... Herself - Contestant

Jacques Torres ... Himself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 10: All-Stars Tournament: Part 4

27 March 2011
The tables have turned! Chopped judges become Chopped competitors.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 11: All-Stars Tournament: Grand Finale!

3 April 2011
The four celebrity chefs finally face off for their favorite charities.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Contestant
Nate Appleman ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Proietti ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 12: Chefs on a Mission

26 April 2011
Four competitors from rival cities passionately jump into the first round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Joel Javier ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Ulli Stachl ... Herself - Contestant / Food Stylist
Steven Brand ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Jamie Bissonnette ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: The Icing on the Steak

3 May 2011
In the first round, our four chefs try to get a leg up on the competition.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Crystal Fox ... Herself - Contestant / Chef
Marco Suarez ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Shehu Fitzgerald ... Himself - Contestant / Garde Manger Chef
Tryg Siverson ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 2: Canned Cheese, Please!

10 May 2011
The chefs are not all smiles when they see the first-round basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Kyle Ricks ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Danielle Saunders ... Herself - Contestant
Monica Langowski ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef
Billy Brigtsen ... Himself - Contestant / Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 3: Saying Sayonara

17 May 2011
Ah, shucks! Oysters in the first basket cause some problems.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Wayne Lyons ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Rosalind Balducci ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef & Caterer
Adam Powers ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Shawn Dickensheets ... Himself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 4: Have a Heart

24 May 2011
Chefs wrestle with a heart-stopping protein in the entree round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Judson Branch ... Himself - Contestant / Senior Sous Chef
Remy Ayesh ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor
John Ramirez ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Justin Burdett ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Ken Oringer ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Barry Frish ... Himself - Contestant
Monique King ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Owner
Ian Kokkeler ... Himself - Contestant / Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Charles Slonaker ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef

Season 7, Episode 5: Gotta Grill!

31 May 2011
It is a Chopping Block block party!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Phyllis Kaplowitz ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Alan Harding ... Himself - Contestant
Vucic Dabetic ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef (as Vucic 'Vulé' Dabetic)
Tom Mceachern ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 6: Get It Together!

7 June 2011
The chefs have to get it together fast, to get a cohesive dish made.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Heather Priest ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Wei Wen ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Matthew Marchese ... Himself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Mark Barrett ... Himself - Contestant / Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 7: Bite Your Pickled Beef Tongue

14 June 2011
With tongue in the 1st basket, the chefs attempt to lick their competition.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amy Goffio-Mahabir ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Joe Landa ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Sean Olnowich ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Chris Scott ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 8: Go for It!

21 June 2011
The competitors are given tequila to give their entree dishes a kick.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Emily Sims ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Stephen Hartigan ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef
Olivier Desaintmartin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Jonathan Doar ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 7, Episode 9: Thyme Flies

28 June 2011
The chefs must use two proteins in their appetizers; hen-of-the woods mushrooms in their entrees; and cookie dough in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
April Stamm ... Herself - Contestant / Chef Team Leader
James Lee ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Marie-Claude Mendy ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Marc Matsumoto ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef & Blogger

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 7, Episode 10: Nopales, No Problem

5 July 2011
The chefs must stay sharp - the first basket includes prickly nopales.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Chris Rendell ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Denise Baron ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Miguel Aguilar ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Ronaldo Linares ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Easy Peasy?

12 July 2011
Four English chefs face off to see who will be headed back with big money.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Andy Bates ... Himself - Contestant / Pastry Chef
Lotte Duncan ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Culinary Instructor
Tristan Welch ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Jun Tanaka ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 2: Ladies First!

19 July 2011
Four women compete for the $10,000 prize.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Diedre Bodie-Henderson ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef (as Deirdre Henderson)
Suzanne Vizethann ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Katherine See ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Cara Thompson ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Zak Pelaccio ... Himself - Judge (as Zakary Pelaccio)

Season 8, Episode 3: Sweet Second Chance!

26 July 2011
Four previously-defeated chefs get a second chance at the $10,000 prize!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lance Nitahara ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Yoanne Magris ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Siggy Sollitto ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Christopher Coombs ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur (as Chris Coombs)

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 4: Chard & True

2 August 2011
Octo-tastic! The four chefs take on an eight-armed mystery ingredient.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Tina Aleandri ... Herself - Contestant: Executive Chef
Ben Sargent ... Himself - Contestant: Seafood Chef
Elisabeth Weinberg ... Herself - Contestant: Caterer
Jay Jones ... Himself - Contestant: Caterer

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 5: My Way

9 August 2011
The judges wonder how the chefs' unique experiences will come into play. Two seafood ingredients are paired with a pretty fruit in the appetizer round. Later, borscht soup stumps the chefs in the dessert round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jennifer Cole ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Kelvin Fernandez ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Daniel Moreno ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Jason Marcus ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 6: A Is for Apple, U Is for Udon

16 August 2011
The chefs find some beautiful ingredients in the first basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Christopher Thames ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Debra Whiting ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Denis Weekes ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Raffaele Spadavecchia ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Champions' Tournament: Part 1

30 August 2011
Four Chopped heroes return to action to see who can win again.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Wayne Lyons ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Heather Priest ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef
James Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor
Wade Burch ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 2: Champions' Tournament: Part 2

6 September 2011
Four returning winners fight for a spot in the $50,000 grand finale.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Danielle Saunders ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Vignola ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Alejandra Padilla ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Shehu Fitzgerald ... Himself - Contestant / Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 3: Champions' Tournament: Part 3

13 September 2011
Only two spots remain in the Grand Finale competition. Who will win them?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lauren Gerrie ... Herself - Contestant

Jamie Bissonnette ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Laura Henry-Zoubir ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Director
Miguel Aguilar ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Susan Feniger ... Herself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 4: Champions' Tournament: Part 4

20 September 2011
Former winners fight for the last remaining spot in the Grand Finale.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Justin Burdett ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Eric Levine ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Marie-Claude Mendy ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Alan Harding ... Himself - Contestant
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 5: Champions' Tournament: Grand Finale

27 September 2011
Only one two-time champ can become a "three-peater" and claim the prize.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Wade Burch ... Himself - Contestant
Lauren Gerrie ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Alan Harding ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Danielle Saunders ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 6: Time & Space

4 October 2011
Chefs find a shocker of a protein in the basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Van Dao ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Entrepreneur
Ryan Goergen ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Helen Park ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Ronnie Vincent ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 7: Everything's Rosy

11 October 2011
Things take a rosy turn in the entree round, with edible flowers.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Justin Bazdarich ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Rob Evans ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Michael Maroni ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Gina Rodriguez ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 9, Episode 8: Trick or Treat, Chicken Feet!

16 October 2011
It's Halloween! The chefs are working with candy and ... chicken feet!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Michelle Garcia ... Herself - Contestant / Pastry Chef
Michael Diionno ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Chris Spezial ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Rodney Henry ... Himself - Contestant / Pie Maker

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 9: Make a Splash!

25 October 2011
It's a gingerbread dough showdown in the dessert round!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Adrianne Calvo ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Wayne Cafariella ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Lish Steiling ... Herself - Contestant / Assistant Food Stylist
Kayne Raymond ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef
Seamus Mullen ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 10: One in a Hundred

1 November 2011
The first round has the competitors combining a sweet bread and a melon.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jackie Baldassari ... Herself - Contestant / Roundsman
Matt Lambert ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Tiffany Jefferies ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer
Dave Cusato ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 11: Blood Orange Sorbet, Sweat & Tears

8 November 2011
The chefs hope that their sausage appetizer will awaken the judges' senses.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Sonia El-Nawal ... Herself - Contestant / Chef Consultant
Charles Lopez ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Arthur Saks ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Shawn Fralin ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 12: Give It Your All

15 November 2011
It's Thanksgiving and four chefs are giving it all they have. They are cooking with some traditional Turkey Day favorites.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Daniel Bojorquez ... Himself - Contestant / Chef de Cuisine
Steve Jackson ... Himself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Allison Sosna ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Arlene Stewart ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef

Season 9, Episode 13: Class Acts

22 November 2011
Class is in session in the Chopped kitchen!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cheryl Barbara ... Herself - Contestant (H.S. in the Community, CT)
Rhonda Deloatch ... Herself - Contestant (Common Ground H.S., CT)
Dianne Houlihan ... Herself - Contestant (Great Neck Elementary, CT)
Arlene Leggio ... Herself - Contestant (Islip High School, NY)
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Sam Kass ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 14: Yakety Yak, Yak, Yak

29 November 2011
The competitors have to design a main course with yak and dried shrimp.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Jill Nicolson ... Herself - Contestant
Vinson Petrillo ... Himself - Contestant
Nicholas Porcelli ... Himself - Contestant
Kate Squibb ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 15: Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Lobster!

6 December 2011
A holiday challenge finds the chefs using gingerbread in their appetizers; a prized piece of meat in their entrées; and an often-disparaged seasonal classic in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Jonny Giordani ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Rachel Klein ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Bun Lai ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Renita Mendonca ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 9, Episode 16: Duck for Dinner

13 December 2011
The judges are pleased to see duck confit in the first basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Megan Johnson ... Herself - Contestant
Al Nappo ... Himself - Contestant
Neela Paniz ... Herself - Contestant
Larry Baldwin ... Himself - Contestant
Zak Pelaccio ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: The Big Scoop

20 December 2011
What a surprise when the big scoop in dessert is vanilla ice cream!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Holly Sheppard ... Herself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Jeremy Spector ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Joseph Arcarola ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Walter D'Rozario ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 10, Episode 2: Chop on Through

3 January 2012
The chefs find a fruit and a root in the appetizer basket. In the entrée round, they must cook a cut of meat with a peculiar name. And, Camembert cheese shows up in the dessert round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Dave Ward ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Elise Kornack ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Johnny McLaughlin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Entrepreneur
David Nichols ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 10, Episode 3: Far Far Out!

10 January 2012
Chefs combine far far, an Indian snack food, with squab - who will succeed?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Giorgio Rapicavoli ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Joe Simon ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Faye Hess ... Herself - Contestant / Cooking Teacher & Blogger
David Seigal ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 10, Episode 4: Frozen Fries with That?

17 January 2012
Can the chefs impress the judges after finding a still-frozen ingredient?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ian Friedman ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Adrienne Grenier ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Clark Barlowe ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Dan Giusti ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 10, Episode 5: Redemption Competition

24 January 2012
Four previous runners-up compete to see which one walks away the winner.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Anna Maria Santorelli ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Tryg Siverson ... Himself - Contestant / Exec Chef
Michelle Garcia ... Herself - Contestant / Pastry Chef
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 10, Episode 6: On the Line

31 January 2012
Competitors bring their international know-how to the Chopped kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Marcus Lepke ... Himself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Sylvain Harribey ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Dewey LoSasso ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef (as Dewey Losasso)
Ronit Penso ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef & Author

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Missy Robbins ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 1: I'm Your Huckleberry

7 February 2012
The chefs must incorporate octopus and huckleberry into their appetizers; champagne into their entrees; and a Mexican cheese into their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Frederik De Pue ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Jeff O'Neill ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Reggie Anderson ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Pastry Chef
Chai Trivedi ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Seamus Mullen ... Himself - Judge / Executive Chef
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 11, Episode 2: Chewing the Caul Fat

14 February 2012
In the entree round the chefs take on Savoy cabbage & a curious web of fat.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Danni Bliel ... Herself - Contestant / Food Stylist
René Stein ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Nancy Caballes ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef
Lester Walker ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 3: Good Chop, Bad Chop?

21 February 2012
What will the judges think of an unorthodox decision with the avocados? The chefs must use canned ham in their appetizers; perch in their entrées; and croissants in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Noureddine Elgheur ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Angela Karegeannes ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer
Vaughn Crenshaw ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Justin Werner ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Zak Pelaccio ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 4: Leftovers Extravaganza!

6 March 2012
In this competition, every basket contains some 'leftover' ingredients. Leftovers are transformed into gourmet appetizers, entrées and desserts. Featured ingredients include leftover pizza, Chinese food and cold refried beans.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ryan McLaughlin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Lee Farrington ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurtateur
Natalie Jacocks ... Herself - Contestant / Line Chef
Jeff Eng ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 5: Plenty of Fish

13 March 2012
The chefs do their best to delicately cook a familiar fish. For appetizers, tiny Indian gourds; for entrées, smelly fish product and lutefisk; for desserts, Chinese sausage.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Anthony Ricco ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Corwin Kave ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Shanna Horner O'Hea ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Innkeeper
Michael Jacobs ... Himself - Contestant / Food Consultant & Caterer

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 6: Sound the Alarm!

20 March 2012
Four firefighters face off in the kitchen. They must use hot dogs and smoked mozzarella in their appetizers; bison steaks and fire-roasted tomatoes in their entrées; and crescent-roll dough in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Paul Rut ... Himself - Contestant / Chef, Engine 262
Dan Gardner ... Himself - Contestant / Chef, Engine 15
Walter Lewis ... Himself - Contestant / Chef, Engine 35
Robert Painter ... Himself - Contestant / Chef, Engine 63

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 7: Viewers' Choice!

3 April 2012
Chopped viewers get to weigh in on the ingredients in the mystery basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Virginia Monaco ... Herself - Contestant
Amy Johnson ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Ivan Dorvil ... Himself - Contestant
Ian Muntzert ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 8: All Stars: Iron Chefs Do Battle

8 April 2012
Part 1 of 5. Four world-class Iron Chefs go, head-to-head, competing for charity. They must use beef tendon and crawfish in their appetizers; a challenging protein in their entrées; and black beans in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Marc Forgione ... Himself - Contestant
Jose Garces ... Himself - Contestant / Iron Chef

Cat Cora ... Herself - Contestant / Iron Chef

Michael Symon ... Himself - Contestant / Iron Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 9: Ready, Set, Escargot!

10 April 2012
The chefs must use escargots and red jalapeños in their appetizers; Chinese eggplants and ground lamb in their entrées; and roasted noodles in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
David Guas ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Missy Corey ... Herself - Contestant / Kitchen Manager
John Deatcher ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Frank Whittaker ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Zak Pelaccio ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 10: All Stars: Prime Time vs. Day Time

15 April 2012
Part 2 of 5. Globe-trotting gourmets. Four sensational series' hosts bring international flavors to the All-Stars tournament. Can these All-Stars hit their stride?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Keegan Gerhard ... Himself - Contestant
Jeffrey Saad ... Himself - Contestant

Aarti Sequeira ... Herself - Contestant

Marcela Valladolid ... Herself - Contestant

Season 11, Episode 11: Own It!

17 April 2012
Four chef/entrepreneurs have something to prove in the Chopped kitchen. The chefs must use hearts of palm and rabbit escabeche in their appetizer; goat chops in their entrées; and blue-corn tortilla chips in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Miguel Escobedo ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Nelly Godfret ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Vito Facciabene ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Kris Wessel ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 12: All Stars: Food Network Star Contestants

22 April 2012
Part 3 of 5. Four "Food Network Star" alums compete in the All-Stars Tournament for charity. Mystery ingredients include razor clams; white apricots; and bacon. Appearing: Justin Balmes; Penny Davidi; Vic "Vegas" Moea; Chris Nirschel.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Vic Moea ... Himself - Contestant (as Vic 'Vegas' Moea)
Penny Davidi ... Herself - Contestant
Justin Balmes ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Nirschel ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 13: All Stars: Judge Remix

29 April 2012
Part 4 of 5. "Chopped" judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson and Chris Santos compete in the All-Stars Tournament for charity. Amanda Freitag, Aaron Sanchez and Geoffrey Zakarian judge their dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Chris Santos ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 14: Yuzu Never Know

1 May 2012
Does yuzu juice go with sturgeon? That's part of the first-round riddle.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Prasad Chirnomula ... Himself
Zaina Dellguila ... Herself
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Fanny Gerson ... Herself
Kenneth Johnson ... Himself
Seamus Mullen ... Himself - Judge

Missy Robbins ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Season 11, Episode 15: All Stars: Grand Finale

6 May 2012
The final round of the All-Stars Tournament finds four celebrity chefs preparing beef heart, panforte and pancetta while competing to win $50,000 for their favorite charity.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jeffrey Saad ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Contestant
Penny Davidi ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Symon ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Judge

Season 11, Episode 16: Reversal of Fortune

8 May 2012
The chefs must use green-goddess salad dressing in their appetizers; fortune cookies and branzino in their entrées; and sourdough bread in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
William Bunn III ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Jessica North ... Herself - Contestant / Line Cook
Dimitri Voutsinas ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Jean-Louis Gerin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 12


Season 12, Episode 1: Grilltastic!

29 May 2012
A grilling challenge. The chefs get an unusual wake-up call in a basket: gummy fried eggs, Wagu beef, marshmallow spread and stout beer.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jay Lippin ... Himself - Contestant
Richard Park ... Himself - Contestant
Melissa Cookston ... Herself - Contestant
Sean Brasel ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Elizabeth Karmel ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 2: Sunny Side Apps

5 June 2012


Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cory Bahr ... Himself - Contestant
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Brian Howard ... Himself - Contestant
Tony Kang ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Kramer ... Himself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 3: A Guts Reaction

12 June 2012
The chefs need to have guts when opening the first basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Fatima Ali ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Steve Luttrell ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Robert Magsalin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Entrepreneur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Kerenza Napoles ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 4: Chocolate Challenge

19 June 2012
It's a chocolate lover's dream competition: Chocolate in every course!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Richard Ingraham ... Himself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Zach Meloy ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Taryn Mumpower ... Herself - Contestant / Baker
Christina Olivarez ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 12, Episode 5: Pride of New Orleans

26 June 2012
Four chefs from the Big Easy take on the challenge of the Chopped Kitchen. Chai tea is among the mystery ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Richard Bond ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Linda Green ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer
Justin Kennedy ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Cody Monfra ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 6: All-American Competition

3 July 2012
Fierce competition is a matter of national and personal pride.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Mike Gowland ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Firefighter
Elizabeth Karmel ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Steve Overlay ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Executive Pitmaster
Kimberly Parris ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef & Caterer
Mary Rusch ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 12, Episode 7: Orzo It Seemed

17 July 2012
The chefs must integrate tiny pasta & a powerful liqueur into their dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Joe Rego ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Alex Friedman ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Brigeth Brookins ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Willie Box ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 8: Food Network Stars!

22 July 2012
Winners of the hit series Food Network Star compete to see who can beam brightest in the Chopped Kitchen!

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Melissa d'Arabian ... Herself - Contestant
Amy Finley ... Herself - Contestant

Jeff Mauro ... Himself - Contestant

Aarti Sequeira ... Herself - Contestant

Alton Brown ... Himself - Judge

Giada De Laurentiis ... Herself - Judge

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 9: Grill Masters: Part One

22 July 2012
Part 1 of 5. Four grill masters tackle ingredients ranging from cookies to yak steaks.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Jennifer Duncan ... Herself - Contestant
Tommy Duncan ... Himself - Contestant
Ray Lampe ... Himself - Contestant (as Ray 'Dr. BBQ' Lampe)
Galen Zamarra ... Himself - Contestant

Season 12, Episode 10: Grill Masters: Part Two

29 July 2012
Part 2 of 5. Four more master grillers vie for a spot in the finale. They must use Hawaiian blue prawns in their appetizers; boar in their entrées; and Hatch chile taffy, an Italian ingredient, in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Carey Bringle ... Himself - Contestant
Sam Choy ... Himself - Contestant
Nicole Daveport ... Herself - Contestant
Dushyant Singh ... Himself - Contestant

Season 12, Episode 11: Belly Dance!

31 July 2012
The chefs' expertise with tuna belly comes into play in the first round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ryan Bartlowe ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Michael Chen ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Claudia Fleming ... Herself - Judge / Chef & Restauranteur
Danushka Lysek ... Herself - Contestant / Model & Private Chef
Matt Murphy ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 12: Grill Masters: Part Three

5 August 2012
Part 3 of 5. Grill masters must use creamed spinach and oysters in their appetizers; a topical fruit in their entrées; and marshmallows in their desserts. The winner advances to the $50,000 finale.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Timothy Grandinetti ... Himself - Contestant
Doug Keiles ... Himself - Contestant
Robyn Lindars ... Herself - Contestant
Ernest Servants ... Himself - Contestant

Season 12, Episode 13: Cake Walk

7 August 2012
Carrot cake and caramel corn are among the mystery ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Monique Barrow ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Carla Contreras ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Zeb Stevenson ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Beni Velazquez ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 12, Episode 14: Grill Masters: Part Four

12 August 2012
Part 4 of 5. Four more pit masters face off for the final spot in the $50,000 finale. Featured ingredients include speculoos, pork butt and fruit leather.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Rick Browne ... Himself - Contestant
Kent Rollins ... Himself - Contestant
Corinne Trang ... Herself - Contestant
Chad Ward ... Himself - Contestant

Season 12, Episode 15: Oui, Oui, Confit

14 August 2012
The judges are pleased to see duck confit in the first basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Franco Barrio ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Bryon Peck ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
John Simmons ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Maria Velez ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 12, Episode 16: Grill Masters: Finale

19 August 2012
Conclusion. The four finalists face off for $50,000 in the final round of the Grill Masters battle. Sardines, canned sloppy-joe filling and steak are among the mystery ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Sam Choy ... Himself - Contestant
Ray Lampe ... Himself - Contestant
Kent Rollins ... Himself - Contestant
Ernest Servantes ... Himself - Contestant

Season 12, Episode 17: Drawing a Flank

21 August 2012
The competitors must match espresso powder with flank steak.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jude Huval ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Rick Giffen ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Frances Tariga ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef
Quentin Donnaud ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 13


Season 13, Episode 1: Stacking Up

4 September 2012
With frozen pancakes in the final basket, whose dessert will stack up?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Gianfranco Franzese ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Sung Kim ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef
Vincent Contreras ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Sheridan Su ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 2: A Bunny Thing Happened

11 September 2012
In the entree round, the chefs have to hop to it with a chocolate bunny.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Zoe Feigenbaum ... Herself - Contestant
Andrew Scurlock ... Himself - Contestant
Mihoko Obunai ... Herself - Contestant
Chuck Subra ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 3: Class Acts, Too

25 September 2012
Class is once again in session in the Chopped Kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lynette Thomas ... Herself - Contestant (St. Martinville Primary School, LA)
Terry Accaira ... Herself - Contestant (Avery-Parsons Elementary School, CO)
Cindy Tinnel ... Herself - Contestant (Henry Maxwell Elementary School, TN)
Shannon Solomon ... Herself - Contestant (Hinkley High School, CO)

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Sam Kass ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 4: No Kidding!

2 October 2012
Four talented teen cooks take over the kitchen. They are challenged to use fish fillets and a sugary frozen treat in their appetizers; cotton candy and fried onions in their entrées; and popcorn in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Joel Allette ... Himself
Noah Museles ... Himself
Romilly Newman ... Herself
Shania Thomas ... Herself

Season 13, Episode 5: Charge!

9 October 2012
With pluck aplenty, four chefs charge into the competition.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Chris Debarr ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Jennifer Iserloh ... Herself - Contestant
Gason Nelson ... Himself - Contestant
Scott Pajak ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 6: A Very Piggy Halloween

16 October 2012
A Halloween-themed battle is full of tricks and treats as the competing chefs find pig snouts in their baskets in the appetizer round, popping candy and a spicy ingredient in the entrée round, lollipops and cereal bars in the dessert round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Sean Scotese ... Himself - Contestant / Freelance Chef

Kyle Bernstein ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor
Pete Ascolese ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Brittanny Evans ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 7: Pigging Out

23 October 2012
The surprise for the competitors in the first basket, a whole pig's head. The second basket contains a nose-to-tail theme.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Nicole Brisson ... Herself - Contestant
Robert Finn ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Terry Koval ... Himself - Contestant
Hugh Mangum ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 8: Unsung Heroes

6 November 2012
The four competing chefs are do-gooders in their communities. Which chef's final dish will complete the winning meal?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Grace Lichaa ... Herself - Contestant / Manager, Capital Area Food Bank
Keith Lucas ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef, Manna
Tony Biggs ... Himself - Contestant / Director, Second Harvest Food Bank
Linda Miles ... Herself - Contestant / Chef, Chapel Manor

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 9: Happy Turkey Gizzards Day!

13 November 2012
A Thanksgiving battle features turkey gizzards in the appetizer round; pumpkin pie as an entrée ingredient; and desserts made with chocolate.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 13, Episode 10: For Sake's Sake

20 November 2012
The chefs must work hard to make terrific entrees with sable fish and sake.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cam Boudreaux ... Himself - Contestant
Tasheena Butler ... Herself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Derek Gigliotti ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Ria Pell ... Herself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 11: Chopping in a Winter Wonderland

25 November 2012
The holiday season is celebrated throughout the competition, beginning with an appetizer round that includes spiral ham and Italian cookies. Later, entrées are created using Santa Claus melons; and desserts are made with eggnog and Hanukkan gelt.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Deborah Gelman ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
William Artley ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Kenneth Minor ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef
Rachel Willen ... Herself - Contestant / Chef

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 13, Episode 12: Bird in the Pan

27 November 2012
In the entree round, chefs attempt to make delicious Cornish hen dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Brack May ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Virginia Willis ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Author
Tabb Singleton ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Giancarlo Autenzio ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Marco Canora ... Himself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Season 13, Episode 13: Thirsty for Victory

11 December 2012
Lump crab-meat and ice-cream cones are the featured ingredients in the appetizer round. Later, the entrée round requires the use of a sports drink. Finally, for dessert, the remaining chefs are given carob syrup and spaghetti squash.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Phil Crispo ... Himself - Contestant
Greg Grossman ... Himself - Contestant
Jeremy Langlois ... Himself - Contestant
Leslie Parks ... Herself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Season 13, Episode 14: Trout Bout

18 December 2012
With brook trout in the first basket, the chefs try to reel the judges in.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Courtney Renn ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Jimmy Tessier ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Akiko Thurnauer ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restauranteur
Nathaniel Zimet ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restauranteur

Season 13, Episode 15: Belly Up

1 January 2013
One competing chef attempts to recover, after accidentally dropping the entrée ingredient of pork belly onto the floor.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Jet Tila ... Himself - Judge / Chef
Adrian Ashby ... Himself - Contestant
Flannery Klette-Kolton ... Herself - Contestant
Danny Lachs ... Himself - Contestant
April Neujean ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Press ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Rooney ... Himself - Contestant
Maureen Sanchez ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Sell ... Himself - Contestant

Season 14


Season 14, Episode 1: Leftovers Overload

6 January 2013
All the baskets are full of leftover foods. So, the competitors use some tricks. The judges are served a soup made out of a sub sandwich; and entrées are prepared using rib-eye steak.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jason Robertson ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer
Gerald Chin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Nealy Frentz ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Shawn Smilie ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 14, Episode 2: Chopped Champions: Part 1

15 January 2013
Part 1 of 5. The fourth champions tournament begins, when four previous winners return and compete for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize. Mystery-basket ingredients include haggis, sweet dough and unripe plantains.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Sylvain Harribey ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Kenneth Johnson ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Sean Scotese ... Himself - Contestant / Freelance Chef
Lish Steiling ... Herself - Contestant / Assistant Food Stylist

Season 14, Episode 3: Chopped Champions: Part 2

22 January 2013
Part 2 of 5. The fourth champions tournament continues with four returning chefs having to create appetizers that combine a seafood delicacy with a traditional holiday food. Later, entrees are prepared using peanut butter, jelly and squab.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Rachel Willen ... Herself - Contestant / Chef
Fatima Ali ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Walter D'Rozario ... Himself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Vinson Petrillo ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef

Season 14, Episode 4: Chopped Champions: Part 3

29 January 2013
Part 3 of 5. Four past winners return and compete for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize. They must use eel in their appetizers; frog legs and gin in their entrees; and Araucana eggs and coconut macaroons in their desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Corwin Kave ... Himself - Contestant
Elise Kornack ... Herself - Contestant
Jun Tanaka ... Himself - Contestant
Lester Walker ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 14, Episode 5: Chopped Champions: Part 4

5 February 2013
Part 4 of 5. The fourth champions tournament continues with four returning chefs competing for the single place remaining. The have to create appetizers out of a sour-apple-martini mix. Later, entrees are prepared using a sweet wine.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Rob Evans ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Jean-Louis Gerin ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Helen Park ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Kris Wessel ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 14, Episode 6: Hecho En the Chopped Kitchen

7 February 2013
The chefs find exciting ingredients from Mexico featured throughout the competition, including pigs feet and tres leches cake in the appetizer basket; goat chops in the entrée basket; and yucca and coconuts for dessert.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Mia Castro ... Herself
Royden Ellamar ... Himself
Mike Minor ... Himself

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Saul Ortiz Cruz ... Himself

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 14, Episode 7: Chopped Champions: Finale

12 February 2013
Conclusion. The final round of Chopped Champions finds the four finalists competing for the $50,000 grand prize. Sea snails, carrot juice and honeycomb are among the mystery ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Rob Evans ... Himself - Contestant / Chef and Restauranteur
Kenneth Johnson ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Vinson Petrillo ... Himself - Contestant / Sous chef
Jun Tanaka ... Himself - Contestant

Season 14, Episode 8: Make No Mistake

17 February 2013
Chefs who made big mistakes in their first competition return to try again.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Monica Langowski ... Herself - Contestant
Gwen LePape ... Himself - Contestant
Marja Samson ... Herself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
John Sierp ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 14, Episode 9: Untrained, Undaunted

24 February 2013
Four amateur cooks believe they can show the pros how it's done. They work with sushi in the appetizer round; and, for entrées, they must use ostrich fillets and blueberry wine.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Adrian Ashby ... Himself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Michael Press ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Rooney ... Himself - Contestant
Maureen Sanchez ... Herself - Contestant

Season 14, Episode 10: Just for the Halibut

12 March 2013
The competing chefs must create appetizers, using smoked beef tongue and garbanzo beans; and in the entrée round, they cook with halibut and aquavit. For dessert, banana chips and almond butter are the featured ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jamie Adams ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Steve Benjamin ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Jamie Adams ... Himself
Steve Benjamin ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Stephan Bogardus ... Actor
Annie Churchill ... Herself

Season 14, Episode 11: Redemption Intention

19 March 2013
Four former runners-up return to compete. In the appetizer round, they are given a precooked protein and a slimy sea creature as ingredients; and for entrées, they must use poultry tongue and pineapple.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Vito Facciabene ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Tony Kang ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Kate Squibb ... Herself - Contestant
Cara Thompson ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 15


Season 15, Episode 1: Heads Up!

31 March 2013
The chefs are alarmed to see an ingredient in the appetizer basket staring back at them. Later, a dangerous situation arises while entrées are being prepared; and desserts are made using yellow rice and persimmons.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jordan Andino ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Bruce Kalman ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Eleanor Wolper ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Ingrid Wright ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Season 15, Episode 2: Chopped All-Stars: Food Network vs. Cooking Channel

7 April 2013
Part 1 of 5. An "All-Stars" tournament begins with personalities from the Food Network and the Cooking Channel going head-to-head for their charities, when they encounter something fishy during the entrée round. Later, desserts are made using marshmallows.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Contestant
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Gabriele Corcos ... Himself - Contestant

Nadia G. ... Herself - Contestant

Jeff Mauro ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 3: Viewers' Choice Baskets

9 April 2013
Chopped fans choose the ingredients for this Viewers' Choice competition.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Tre Ghoshal ... Himself - Contestant
John Herndon ... Himself - Contestant
Rory Philipson ... Herself - Contestant
Luke Reyes ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 4: Chopped All-Stars: Mega Chefs

14 April 2013
Part 2 of 5. An "All-Stars" tournament continues with chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Chuck Hughes, Gavin Kaysen and Richard Blais taking on mystery baskets that include sea bass and cream soda in the appetizer round, followed by oxtail and labneh for entrées.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Elizabeth Falkner ... Herself - Contestant
Chuck Hughes ... Himself - Contestant
Gavin Kaysen ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 5: Aussie Awesome

16 April 2013
The chefs open the first basket to find ingredients inspired by Australia.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Bruce Barber ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Bryant ... Himself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
McCaily Cranna ... Herself - Contestant
Maike Le ... Herself - Contestant
John Li ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 6: Chopped All-Stars: Judges

21 April 2013
Part 3 of 5. An "All-Stars" tournament continues with four "Chopped" (2007) judges (Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy) putting their cooking skills to the test, during an appetizing round that features diver scallops. Also: canned pizza sauce must be used in entrees.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 7: Chopped All-Stars: Celebrities

28 April 2013
Part 4 of 5. An "All-Stars" tournament continues with celebrities Judy Gold, Joey Fatone, Laila Ali and Johnny Weir competing. First, they are given vanilla cupcakes to transform into appetizers; and later, make entrees with ingredients that are crispy and jiggly. The final desserts round involves curry powder and peanut shaped candy.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Laila Ali ... Herself - Contestant

Joey Fatone ... Himself - Contestant

Judy Gold ... Herself - Contestant

Johnny Weir ... Himself - Contestant

Season 15, Episode 8: Without Missing a Beet

30 April 2013
A pre-grilled protein and a dried fruit must be used in appetizers; a chef deals with jitters during the entrée round; and curry desserts are presented to the judges before a winner is declared.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Rouha Sadighi ... Herself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine
Ashley Hough ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef
Taji Marie ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer
Angela Majko ... Herself - Contestant / Sushi Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 9: Chopped All-Stars: Finale!

5 May 2013
Conclusion. An "All-Stars" tournament ends with a chef winning $50,000 for their charity. But first, the appetizer round features a salty vegetable and fresh seafood. Also: entrees are prepared using cheddar-filled pretzels; and desserts are made with freeze-dried grapes and Marcona almonds. Judges: Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian and Marcus Samuelsson.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Laila Ali ... Herself - Contestant

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Contestant

Scott Conant ... Himself - Contestant
Gavin Kaysen ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 15, Episode 10: Momumental

7 May 2013
Talented moms, who aren't professional chefs, take on the Chopped Kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Heidi Greening ... Herself - Contestant / Georgetown, TX
Diana Sabater ... Herself - Contestant / Philadelphia, PA
Anette Kreipke ... Herself - Contestant / Ridgefield, NJ
Gio Bellino ... Herself - Contestant / Sands Point, NY

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 11: Amazing Amateurs

14 May 2013
Four amateur chefs are tasked with using a sea creature in appetizers and are thrown for a loop by an unfamiliar tuber in the entrée round. Also: desserts must include crackers and red wine.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Marisa Biaggi ... Herself - Contestant
Melissa Campbell ... Herself - Contestant
Nate Ethelberger ... Himself - Contestant
Rique Uresti ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 12: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

21 May 2013
Black Forest bacon and prune juice are the first ingredients given to the chefs, tasked with the challenge of preparing dishes that represent breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Chopped Kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Fred Eric ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Natialie Cain Bayes ... Herself - Contestant / Line Cook (as Natalie Cain)
Brandon Boudet ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Chris Leahy ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 13: Military Salute

28 May 2013
Hup, two, three - four chefs who have served in the Army or Navy compete. Included: the appetizer-course basket contains a freeze-dried surprise; and entrée ingredients consist of a large loaf, a chop of meat and a tough candy.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Robbie Myers ... Himself - Contestant (Army)
Judy Cage-McLean ... Herself - Contestant (Army)
Victor Vinson ... Himself - Contestant (Army)
Jacoby Ponder ... Himself - Contestant (Navy)
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 14: Cook Your Butt Off!

30 May 2013
Four chefs with incredible weight-loss stories compete. They try to prepare healthy dishes for the judges, which proves challenging in the appetizer round, when they are faced with a fatty protein. Also: they must break down a fish.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Chris Avtges ... Himself - Contestant / Food Service Director
Phillip Dell ... Himself - Contestant / Private Chef
Joel Gargano ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Elizabeth Mwanga ... Herself - Contestant / Founder, Winning Diabetics

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 15: Fry, Fry Again

2 June 2013
The chefs are given pots of bubbling oil to create crispy, delish dishes. A deep-fried food must appear on each plate throughout the competition, beginning in the appetizer round when catfish is the main ingredient.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Vanessa Ayala ... Herself - Contestant / Catering Cook
Erica Beneke ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Erik Cho ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Owner
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
Vincent Williams ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 16: Better Saffron Than Sorry

4 June 2013
A new season of Chopped All-Stars begins April 7 at 9/8c on Food Network.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Christian Dolias ... Himself - Contestant
Martha Esquivel ... Herself - Contestant
David Fune ... Himself - Contestant
Elizabeth Karmel ... Herself - Judge
Kurt Ramborger ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Season 15, Episode 17: Take Heart

6 June 2013
In the first round, the chefs discover various creative ways to combine peppers and pork. The judges wonder why one chef makes a strange, last-minute decision. Then in the entree round, they wrestle with a heart-stopping protein.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Monique King ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Owner
Charles Slonaker ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef
Barry Frish ... Himself - Contestant
Ian Kokkeler ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 16


Season 16, Episode 1: Cleaver Fever

11 June 2013
To avoid cleaver fever, the competitors have to work with bacon popcorn, which is in the first basket; the basket in the entrée round contains lamb; the basket in the final round contains a mashed treat and a floral syrup.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Elizabeth Karmel ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef
Sevan Abdessian ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Owen Clark ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Raquel Jubran ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Nicole Mummolo ... Herself - Contestant / Sou Chef

Season 16, Episode 2: Mix and Mache

16 June 2013
The first basket's mix of ingredients includes mache and pickled sausage.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Morgan Anthony ... Himself - Contestant
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Roy Handler ... Himself - Contestant
Joseph Miller ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Lara Paul ... Herself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 3: Wheatgrass Roots

18 June 2013


Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Sonya Jezebel Cote ... Herself - Contestant (as Sonya Cote)
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
David Garrido ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Rich Lindau ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Mustapha Rahiim ... Himself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 4: Gyro We Go Again

25 June 2013
Competition begins with gyro meat in the appetizer round, which features hearts of palm as an ingredient. For entrées, the chefs must work with steak & donuts; and desserts are made from a classic American finger food and something sticky.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Elizabeth Karmel ... Herself - Judge
Thomas McKenna ... Himself - Contestant
Guillermo Perez ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Tara Thomas ... Herself - Contestant
Jaquy Yngvason ... Herself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 5: Big Fish, Small Basket

27 June 2013
The competitors leap into action and take on seitan and mescal for the appetizer round. Later, they find a pre-made sauce and a large fish in their entrée baskets; and for desserts, they must combine a pastry with a pork product.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Steve Eakins ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Paul Joseph ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Salvatore Lima ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Palak Patel ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor
Lima Salvatore ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 16, Episode 6: Teen Invasion

2 July 2013
Teen chefs compete, preparing tuna and cereal in the appetizer round. Later, butchery is required in order to complete entrées; and dessert ingredients include a snack food and an Asian condiment.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Molly Bhuiyan ... Herself - Contestant
Tyler Bloch ... Himself - Contestant

Mikey Robins ... Himself - Contestant
Emma Scher ... Herself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 7: Mochi Obliged

9 July 2013
Dishes, composed of escargot and biscuit dough, are served as appetizers; for entrées, the chefs work with an unfamiliar produce and an unappealing pate; and desserts are created using mochi and mango.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cathy McNight ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Jason Quinn ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Owner
Regina Chen ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Cole Dickinson ... Herself - Contestant / Chef De Cuisine

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Season 16, Episode 8: Sweet Surprises

16 July 2013
Something sweet is included in each of the baskets, beginning with a towering cake in the appetizer round. Later, the chefs need to incorporate a colorful dessert in their entrées and use a chocolaty treat when making their final dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Kenny Gray ... Himself - Contestant
Madeline Lanciani ... Herself - Contestant
Allison Robicelli ... Herself - Contestant
Jemell Simpson ... Himself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 9: Wurst Case Scenario

23 July 2013
Energetic chefs hit the ground running with a currywurst dish.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Geter Atienza ... Himself - Contestant, Sous Chef
Michele Harriott ... Herself - Contestant, Caterering Chef
Des Lim ... Himself - Contestant, Executive Chef
Anup Joshi ... Himself - Contestant, Chef De Cuisine

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 16, Episode 10: Break a Crab Leg

30 July 2013
Ingredients that are difficult to identify are found in the appetizer basket. For entrées, the chefs must tackle a seafood surprise; and the two chef finalists must waste no time inventing desserts using jicama.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Josie Gordon ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Houlihan ... Himself - Contestant
Lucas Marino ... Himself - Contestant
Betsy Rodriguez ... Herself - Contestant

Season 16, Episode 11: Walk on the Whelk Side

6 August 2013
Whelk snails and lemon bars are found in the appetizer baskets. For entrées, the chefs each show their personalities in lamb shawarma dishes; and the dessert round proves challenging with cucumber salad as the featured ingredient.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Ben Durham ... Himself - Contestant
Paolo Pasio ... Himself - Contestant
Natasha Pogrebinsky ... Herself - Contestant

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Katsuji Tanabe ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 16, Episode 12: Chopped Family Feud

11 August 2013
Two sets of chef brothers battle it out in the first Chopped family feud. Ingredients include falooda noodles in the appetizer round; steak and cinnamon rolls for entrées; and desserts made from a Greek pudding and Japanese candy.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Lou Campanaro ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Joey Campanaro ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Kevin Rathbun ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Kent Rathbun ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 17


Season 17, Episode 1: Wasted!

13 August 2013
Food scraps are used in each round, beginning with herb stems and the remnants of a filleted fish for appetizer recipes. For entries, the chefs must work with potatoes that have eyes; and desserts are made with discarded oranges and bread.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Garrett Eagleton ... Himself - Contestant
Dylan Hallas ... Himself - Contestant
Molly Peck ... Herself - Contestant
Parind Vora ... Himself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 2: Keep on Trucking

18 August 2013
Chefs, who operate food trucks, compete. First, they are forced to use flavored meats in their appetizer dishes; and later, they must use a sugary powder and a leafy vegetable in their entrées; and guanabana-flavored ice cream for dessert.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Hop Phan ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef, Owner
Tagan Couch ... Herself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef, Owner
Chris Trapani ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef, Owner
Michael Israel ... Himself - Contestant / Food Truck Chef, Owner
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 3: Sports Stars

3 September 2013
Sports stars Danica Patrick, Tiki Barber, Chuck Zito and Natalie Coughlin compete for charity. Included: appetizers are made using salmon; chocolate-covered marshmallows cause stress when preparing entrées; and olive-oil cakes must be transformed.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Natalie Coughlin ... Herself - Contestant / Olympic Swimmer

Chuck Zito ... Himself - Contestant / Mixed-Martial Artist

Tiki Barber ... Himself - Contestant

Danica Patrick ... Herself - Contestant / Racecar Driver

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 4: Hero Chefs

10 September 2013
Four extraordinary chefs, who serve their communities with their talents, compete. In the appetizer round, they are given chicken soup and barbecue sauce; and for entrees, they must combine scallops with two unusual produce items.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Cheryl Barbara ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Wilhelmina Bell ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef, Program Coordinator
Nicki Bogi ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Instructor
Pedro Rodriguez ... Himself - Contestant / Head Chef
Derek Walker ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Season 17, Episode 5: We Love Leftovers!

17 September 2013
There's nothing but leftovers for the chefs in all three rounds. First, they are tasked with transforming the remains of a casserole and uneaten takeout food. In the entrée round, the ingredients are something soggy and something sweet.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jason Stude ... Himself - Contestant / Jason Stude
Aatul Jain ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Krissy Kerwin ... Herself - Contestant / Private Chef
Josh Watkins ... Himself - Contest / Executive Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 6: Count Your Chickens

24 September 2013
It's chicken, chicken and more chicken in the baskets for these chefs.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Brian Tsao ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Janelle Reynolds ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer & Personal Chef
David T. Catapano ... Himself - Contestant / Caterer (as David Catapano)
Eric McCarthy ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 7: Liver and Learn

1 October 2013
The chefs receive calves' livers and ranch dressing in the first round. Then in the entree round, a small bird and a citrusy spice make for an interesting combination. And will hot sauce be a hit in the finalists' desserts?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jared Braithwaite ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Shaquay Peacock ... Herself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Teah Evans ... Herself - Contestant / Chef
Seth Gordon ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 8: Extreme Halloween

6 October 2013
Baskets with a Halloween theme challenge the chefs, who must make appetizers out of a bloody protein and a can of chips. Later, entrées are prepared with something gooey, gory and offal; the dessert round proves to be devilishly difficult.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Terri Wahl ... Herself - Contestant
Isaiah Frizzell ... Himself - Contestant
Sharon Singleton ... Herself - Contestant
John Creger ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 9: Brunch Boxes

15 October 2013
The baskets are packed with ingredients from a brunch menu. In a champagne and caviar appetizer round, one chef makes a generous choice. Chefs pair seafood with pancake mix in the entree round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Joyce Brandes ... Herself - Contestant / Chef
Nick Di Bona ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Neil Fuentes ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Shannon Olvera ... Herself - Contestant / Chef

Season 17, Episode 10: Circus Spectacular

24 October 2013
Every basket in this competition features circus-themed ingredients, beginning with cotton candy and corn dogs in the appetizer round. Later, one chef creates his entrée by putting nachos and cheese in the food processor.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Ron Ben Israel ... Himself - Judge / Executive Pastry Chef

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge
John Atkinson ... Himself - Contestant / Chef and Restaurateur
Claire Handleman ... Herself - Contestant / Culinary Producer
Jesse Olson ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Steve Yen ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef

Season 17, Episode 11: Competition Italiano

29 October 2013
The appetizer round brings Italian ingredients, including pasta dough, but time issues lead to some big problems. The tasty trend continues with veal chops and botargo in the basket. Then, desserts made with figs are the final two dishes.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge
Luca Manderino ... Himself - Contestant / Chef and Restauranteur
Philip Meoli ... Himself - Contestant / Chef
Antonio Murè ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restauranteur
Lisa Savage ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restauranteur

Season 17, Episode 12: Redeemed or Re-Chopped?

5 November 2013
With the odds stacked against them, four former runners-up seek redemption in the Chopped Kitchen. In the first round, a faux meat and a hot mustard must be successfully combined.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jeff Eng ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Zoe Feigenbaum ... Herself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur
Kent Rollins ... Himself - Contestant
Frank Whittaker ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 17, Episode 13: A Chopped Thanksgiving

12 November 2013
A battle, with a Thanksgiving twist, begins with the chefs working to elevate the traditional green-bean casserole in the appetizer round. Later, entrée ingredients include a big bird and a frozen orange treat.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Ruth Cimaroli ... Herself - Contestant
Dustin Gauvain ... Himself - Contestant
Fiore Tedesco ... Himself - Contestant
Nick Vazquez ... Himself - Contestant

Season 17, Episode 14: Cloche Call

19 November 2013
In the appetizer round, the chefs must combine kimchi and gefilte fish; for entrées, the chefs work with uniquely flavored vodka and a green snack; for desserts, the chefs are given marshmallow cake and a citrusy water.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Emily Friedman ... Herself - Contestant
Josh Greenfield ... Himself - Contestant
Mike Greenfield ... Himself - Contestant
Sean Quinn ... Himself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 18


Season 18, Episode 1: No Pain, No Shame

26 November 2013
The chefs get a special tool in the basket to help bust open a challenging ingredient: a giant jawbreaker. Then, a trendy pastry meets a North African stew in the second basket. Rosemary and ginger must be combined into a dessert.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jonah Frazier ... Himself - Contestant / Executive Sous Chef
Kristen Gregory ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef
Tek Moore ... Herself - Contestant / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Jason Rivas ... Himself

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 2: Celebrity Holiday Bash

1 December 2013
The Chopped all-star party begins with sparkling cider and doughnuts in the first basket. Wagyu steaks are served up for the entree round. And the final round competitors rush to get their plum pudding desserts plated.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Anthony Anderson ... Himself - Contestant

Teri Hatcher ... Herself - Contestant

Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Himself - Contestant

Dawn Wells ... Herself - Contestant
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 3: Teen Talent

10 December 2013
With a $40,000 scholarship on the line, four teen competitors' first basket contains a sweet drink and juicy fruit. Then, entrées are made using super sophisticated ingredients; and breakfast-like foods are transformed in the dessert round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Simona Alomary ... Herself - Contestant
Roxy Belfiore ... Herself - Contestant
Matthew Wheelock ... Himself - Contestant
Hunter Zampa ... Himself - Contestant
Joseph Brown ... Himself - Judge / Chef

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 18, Episode 4: Tapas Time

December 2013
Chefs are challenged to create tapas for all 3 rounds. They begin w/Spanish ingredients in the appetizer round. Later, 1 chef deals w/a fire during the entrée round; and mini desserts are made w/Catalan cream before a winner is determined.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Andrews Figueroa ... Himself - Contestant
Gemma Gray ... Herself - Contestant
Alex Moreno ... Himself - Contestant
David Viana ... Himself - Contestant

Season 18, Episode 5: Waste Not

5 January 2014
Chefs make use of ingredients that are usually thrown out. Appetizers are made with juicer pulp and tea bags; salad dressing and remnants of poultry for entrées; desserts are made with veggie peels and discarded portions of fruit.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Pip Freeman ... Himself - Contestant
Damen Gordon ... Himself - Contestant
Lauren Von Der Pool ... Herself - Contestant
Sarah Pouzar ... Herself - Contestant
Hooni Kim ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restautateur

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 18, Episode 6: Firefighter Chefs

12 January 2014
Firefighters compete and get the meal started with some hearty meat-and-cheese appetizers. Will the judges enjoy them? Then in the entree round, some big errors with a non-basket-ingredient gets one of the judges upset.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Robert Corbin ... Himself - Contestant (Engineer, NFD)
Sal DePaola ... Himself - Contestant (Firefighter, FDNY)
Antonia Donnelly ... Herself - Contestant (Firefighter, PFD)
Richard Fields ... Himself - Contestant (Captain, LAFD)

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 7: Hoofin' It!

21 January 2014
When the clock starts ticking down, the chefs must rush to make appetizers with pickled pigs' feet and sweet potato chips. And one chef doesn't realize they've made a potentially costly mistake until it's too late.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Ashley Fahr ... Herself - Contestant
Maxcel Hardy ... Himself - Contestant
Laurie Potts ... Herself - Contestant

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge
Alex Stupak ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge
Joe Youkhan ... Himself - Contestant

Season 18, Episode 8: Pizza Perfect

2 February 2014
In the first round, one of the competitors takes a loose interpretation of the theme. Then some unusual toppings must be on the entree pizzas. And, a pizza for dessert with candied mushrooms and salted caramel sauce.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Bruno DiFabio ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 9: Ambitious Amateurs

4 February 2014
Home cooks compete, preparing chicken tenderloins in the appetizer round. Later, one hopeful tries to impress the judges with an ambitious hanger steak dish; and the dessert basket features two very unusual ingredients.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 18, Episode 10: All-Burger Meal!

9 February 2014
Chefs learn that they will be making hamburgers for every round, starting with veal burgers for appetizers. Then in the entree round a little quail egg causes a big headache. And who's ever heard of a dessert burger?

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 11: Chocolate Competition

11 February 2014
With chocolate in the baskets, the chefs must make this perennial favorite work in the first two savory courses. Then the remaining two competitors must combine two chocolate ingredients with cherries and German layer cake.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Christina Tosi ... Herself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 12: Bacon Baskets!

16 February 2014
Bacon appears in the basket in every round. Other ingredients include apple chips, dried cherries and French toast. Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag and Adam Sobel.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge
Adam Sobel ... Himself - Judge

Season 18, Episode 13: Beer Here!

23 February 2014
Chefs are brewing up as all three rounds are devoted to beer. Chefs must make sausages work with toasted lager for appetizers and a tasty tripel ale's in the basket for the entree round. The iconic beer & pretzels must be made into dessert.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Greg Koch ... Himself - Judge / Brewer

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Hiep Thi Le ... Herself - Contestant
Bradley Stellings ... Himself - Contestant

Season 19


Season 19, Episode 1: Return and Redeem

25 February 2014
Four chefs who lost in previous competitions return, trying to win more than ever. A bright green dessert and a seafood snack must be worked into appetizers and quinoa and sour candy into entrees.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 2: Grandma vs. Grandma

4 March 2014
For the first time ever four grandmothers do battle to make the most comforting and delicious course using new and "old school" ingredients such as bacon grease, meatloaf mix and oatmeal.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 3: Chopped Tournament of Stars: Sports Stars!

9 March 2014
Brandi Chastain, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Greg Louganis and Charles Oakley bring their fierceness and passion to the premiere competition of the Chopped $50,000 Celebrity Tournament.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Brandi Chastain ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Jackie Joyner ... Herself - Contestant (as Jackie Joyner-Kersee)

Greg Louganis ... Himself - Contestant

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge
Charles Oakley ... Himself - Contestant

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 4: Chopped Tournament of Stars: Rachael vs. Guy!

16 March 2014
The four competitors part two of the Celebrity Tournament are alums of Food Network's Rachael vs, Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. But Coolio, Lou Diamond Phillips, Penn Jillette and Carnie Wilson try their hands in the Chopped Kitchen.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Coolio ... Himself - Contestant

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Contestant

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Himself - Contestant

Carnie Wilson ... Herself - Contestant

Season 19, Episode 5: Dread and Breakfast

18 March 2014
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are made by the competing chefs, who must prepare a morning meal from coffee cake and cream-filled chocolate eggs. Round 2 features fish dishes and an emergency situation.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 6: Chopped Tournament of Stars: Comedians!

23 March 2014
Bringing the funny to the Chopped Kitchen, Sinbad, Tommy Davidson, Robert Wuhl and Gillian Vigman compete for a chance to move on to the $50,000 finale. The stars open up the first basket and get a pork delicacy and a gummy candy.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant

Sinbad ... Himself - Contestant

Gillian Vigman ... Himself - Contestant

Robert Wuhl ... Himself - Contestant

Season 19, Episode 7: Chopped Tournament of Stars: Actors!

30 March 2014
With only one spot left in the Chopped Celebrity Championship charity tournament finale, Lucas Grabeel, Michael Imperioli, Peter Scolari and Tasha Smith take on the role of chef.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Lucas Grabeel ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Imperioli ... Himself - Contestant

Peter Scolari ... Himself - Contestant

Tasha Smith ... Herself - Contestant

Season 19, Episode 8: Chopped Tournament of Stars: Finale!

6 April 2014
Conclusion. A "Tournament of Stars" winner is determined. But first, the finalists must transform a drive-thru snack and cold dessert into appetizers; prepare duck entrées; and create something tasty out of churros and champagne.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Brandi Chastain ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Imperioli ... Himself - Contestant

Gillian Vigman ... Herself - Contestant

Carnie Wilson ... Herself - Contestant

Season 19, Episode 9: Burn for the Worse

7 April 2014
Two starchy ingredients, Chinese dumplings and Middle Eastern noodles, are used in the appetizer round. Later, one chef burns two of the mystery ingredients when making a lamb entrée; and pawpaw desserts are made before the winner is named.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Jennifer Story ... Herself - Contestant / Personal Chef & Caterer
Matt Dunn ... Himself - Contestant / Sous Chef
Ashton Keefe ... Herself - Contestant / Caterer & Instructor
Giuseppe Gentile ... Himself - Contestant / Chef & Restaurateur

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 10: Peri Peri Determined

22 April 2014
The fryer gets a lot of use, when the chefs are given chicken wings and African peri-peri rub to work with in the appetizer round. For entrees, a difficult cut of meat and a salty sandwich spread are mandatory ingredients; and pie dough shows up in the dessert basket.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 11: Leftovers Rescue Mission

29 April 2014
All of the baskets contain leftovers. Included: the chefs must transform the contents of restaurant-takeout containers; use packets of hot sauce in their entrées; and make bacon-centric desserts.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 19, Episode 12: Mother's Day

6 May 2014
Four mothers attempt to stay composed as they cook in a much larger arena. In the appetizer basket are chicken noodle soup and salsa. In the entree round, they must contend with a sugary ingredient often banned from breakfast.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 19, Episode 13: An Egg Up

13 May 2014
The competing chefs are forced to cook with the so-called "100-year-old egg" in the appetizer round; find mango pudding in their entrée baskets; and make desserts with waffle cones.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Amanda Freitag ... Herself - Judge

Silvena Rowe ... Herself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 19, Episode 14: G'day, Chefs!

20 May 2014
Basket contents have an Australian theme, beginning with lamb ribs and a very alcoholic beverage in Round 1. Also: the chefs serve emu entrées to the judges; and one finalist makes a mistake when using the ice-cream machine for dessert.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
John Li ... Himself - Judge / Outback Chef

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 15: Cool, Palm and Perfected

27 May 2014
Appetizers are made using blowfish tail; the chefs have a can of something orange and a jar of date palm to work with when creating entrées; and basil juice is a key ingredient in the dessert round.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge
Jason Fortuna ... Himself

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 19, Episode 16: There Will Be Bloody Marys

3 June 2014
A fancy cake & a Bloody Mary are the first ingredients encountered by the competing chefs. Later, they are given ground chicken & seafood paella for entrées; & one of the finalists tries to recover from a screwup with the ice cream machine.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 19, Episode 17: Four Fathers

10 June 2014
Four dads take on the Chopped Kitchen, but how will the fathers-turned-competitors fare w/fish & salt-vinegar potato chips in the appetizer round? A bottle of scotch is in the entrée basket; dessert ingredients are rice pudding & pretzels.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Scott Conant ... Himself - Judge

Chris Santos ... Himself - Judge

Season 20


Season 20, Episode 1: Salt Pearls of Wisdom

17 June 2014
Appetizers are made with shrimp and chickpeas; entrée ingredients include baklava and salt pearls; and dessert dishes feature booze and cashews.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge / Executive Chef

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur

Season 20, Episode 2: Swai Not?

24 June 2014
Falafel mix and date paste are among the mandatory ingredients in the appetizer round. Also: a fish proves puzzling for the competing chefs; and there is hesitation about transforming a cookie.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Host

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Judge

Aarón Sánchez ... Himself - Judge

Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Judge

Season 20, Episode 3: Short and Sweetbreads

1 July 2014
Sweetbreads and a strong spice blend show up in the first two rounds. For dessert, the final two chefs serve dishes that are chocolaty, salty and fruity.