'Chopped' Season 50: Air time, how to live stream, cast and all you need to know about Food Network show

'Chopped' Season 50: Air time, how to live stream, cast and all you need to know about Food Network show
Judges Marcus Samuelsson, Maneet Chauhan and Alton Brown on 'Chopped' Season 50 (Food Network)

Food Network's hit culinary competition show 'Chopped' is back with its much-awaited Season 50! If watching chefs compete with each other to whip up a three-course meal using some of the most unusual ingredients and within limited time frame, fills you up with excitement and joy, the keep your Tuesday evenings free for the fun cooking competition show.


Read on to know all about the upcoming season, and the five-part special 'Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets'. 


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(L-R) Judges Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan and Chris Santos of 'Chopped' speak onstage (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.)

Air time and how to live stream

'Chopped' Season 50 is all set to premiere on Tuesday, June 1 at 9/8c on Food Network. The five-part tournament special- 'Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets' will begin on Tuesday, June 22, at 9/8c on Food Network.

Fans can also stream the tournament on discovery+ with new episodes available weekly beginning June 1, plus, catch up on every episode of the series to date with all seasons available on discovery+ beginning that same day.


Show format

'Chopped' is a cooking competition that's all about skill, speed and ingenuity, where four up-and-coming chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges. Course by course, the chefs must take a basket of mystery ingredients and turn it into an extraordinary meal. Then, they must survive the Chopping Block, where the judges are waiting to be wowed and are not shy about voicing their culinary criticisms! Host Ted Allen leads the high energy, high-pressure competition, and in the end, only one chef will make the cut and win $10,000.


The five-part tournament special 'Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets' is a one-hour episode each that features Alton Brown harnessing the power of his broad social media following, as he joins forces with his fans to come up with maniacal ingredients that are sure to have the competitors in disbelief as they must utilize them to create unique and delicious dishes over three rounds – appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The judges’ panel consisting of Alton, Maneet Chauhan and Marcus Samuelsson select the winners from the four preliminary heats who will face off in the grand finale featuring the biggest maniacal twist yet to see which chef goes home with the $50,000 cash prize. Think victory will come easily in any of the battles? Not with Alton Brown in town. 


According to the network's press release, 'The sixteen chefs must brace themselves for shocking ingredients in each basket, selected with the help of Alton’s conspiring fans. A Scandinavian delicacy with a challenging texture awaits in an appetizer basket, while sticky beans and a peculiar salad are the basket surprises in the entrée round. For the dessert basket, the chefs have their work cut out for them to make great dishes from the wild ingredients presented. The tournament heats up in another episode as the competitors brace themselves for a unique style of apple pie in the entrée round that has everyone asking ‘why?’ And the competitors are faced with an unusual pudding consisting of pork in the dessert basket to see which chef is worthy to join the winners of the other preliminary heats. In the finale, Alton has a big announcement that is sure to get the chefs fired up for their appetizer basket. Then, the final three challengers open their entrée baskets to discover that one of the items is staring back at them. Finally, a weird wedding cake is part of the dessert round puzzle that the chefs must solve to determine who is crowned the Chopped Grand Champion."


Alton Brown will be returning to the judges table on 'Chopped' Season 50 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


Alton Brown will be returning as the judge of the intense cooking competition show and will be accompanied by fellow judges Maneet Chauhan and Marcus Samuelsson, who will select the winners from the four preliminary heats to face-off in the grand finale who goes home with the $50,000 cash prize.


The list of 16 chefs who will be competing this season hasn't been released yet. Keep watching this space for further updates.


The trailer for season 50 of 'Chopped' hasn't been released yet. Keep watching this space for further updates.

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