About the Show
Two great forces collide in one incredible, four-part tournament premiering Tuesday, January 17 at 9 E/P. Twelve returning Chopped champions bring their bravado and culinary talent back to the kitchen. For the first time in Chopped history, culinary icon Bobby Flay joins host Ted Allen and a rotating panel of judges through the three preliminary heats at the judging table, as each basket will feature a surprise ingredient selected by Bobby himself to stump the returning champs. The three winners will move on to a spectacular grand finale, as the final three chefs battle it out to see who will win $15,000, with the winner going up against Bobby himself in a bonus round to earn an additional $25,000. Can Bobby spoil the chances of one talented chef, or will the challenge of Bobby having to make the competitor’s signature dish…with the added twist of having to use the mystery basket ingredients, prove to be too much?