Food Network is releasing a Cutthroat Kitchen spin-off called Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage in October. According to the press release, Alton Brown will serve as host for the tournament series that pits "16 elite chefs" against each other in a cooking battle filled with, you guessed it, sabotages. Throughout the competition chefs will have to endure obstacles such as "cooking in a popcorn machine" and "swapping utensils and knives for tools made of cheese and banana leaves." Could Cutthroat Kitchen get any more ridiculous? Will someone please put Alton Brown's brain to better use?
The five-part series features four chefs competing in each episode; the winners of each move on to the finale episode. The winner receives $75,000 for the charity of their choice. The competing chefs include Food Network personalities like Jeff Mauro and Aarti Sequeira. Also participating are a handful of chefs/restaurateurs like Michael Psilakis (Kefi, NYC) and Susan Feniger (Border Grill, multiple locations). The show airs on Wednesday, October 8 at 9 p.m. E.T on Food Network.