Alton Brown taking ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ to camp with ‘Camp Cuthroat’

Celebrity Chef Alton Brown is taking his Cutthroat Kitchen cooking show to the wilderness with a new summer camp-themed five-part series called Camp Cutthroat.

The show, which premieres on the Food Network Wednesday, August 12 at 9/8 central, will bring back 12 alumni of Cutthroat Kitchen to duke it out with each other, Mother Nature and Brown’s diabolical schemes. The winner of the outdoor-themed culinary challenge will win $75,000.

“Alton hits new levels of mischief and devilish humor in ‘Camp Cutthroat,'” Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president of Food Network, said in a news release. “We knew taking ‘Cutthroat’ out of the studio and off to camp would create a one-of-a-kind event that’s perfect for summer, and we are excited for viewers to join in the mayhem.”

Episode Guide:

Camp Cutthroat: Porks and Rec Premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 9 p.m.
Alton gives two blindfolded chefs a pork and beans challenge, then someone finds out just what a bear does in the woods. Finally, one chef is followed by a very persistent rain cloud.
Competitors: Ruddy Bello (Boston), Emmanuel Delcour (Los Angeles), Monterey Salka (Savannah, GA)
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Camp Cutthroat: Wet, Hot American Sabotage Premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 9 p.m.
Alton orders two chefs to make a pancake breakfast while performing a balancing act and someone gets their mind blown by a high-powered wind machine. Then, everything is at stake during a steak dinner challenge.
Competitors: Robyn Almodovar (Miami), Jack Taylor (San Diego), Candice Wilson (Los Angeles)
Judge: Simon Majumdar

Camp Cutthroat: Rock Wall Me, Amadeus Premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 9 p.m.
Competitors struggle to hold on to their ingredients, then Alton throws a big obstacle between t he chefs and their barbecue chicken. Finally, one chefs has to hang in there while cooking on a rock wall.
Competitors: Clay Carnes (Wellington, FL), Hop Phan (Santa Ana, CA), Jessica Entzel (San Francisco)
Judge: Jet Tila

Camp Cutthroat: If It Bleeds, We Can Skillet Premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m.
One chef hits the trail in search of new ingredients, then Alton takes the chefs to a skillet breakfast cookout atop a lookout tower. Finally, one competitor gets into chilly water while making chili.
Competitors: Trevor Ball (Dallas), Demarco Ellis (Lancaster, CA), Emily Ellyn (Orlando)
Judge: Jet Tila

Camp Cutthroat Finale: The Great Troutdoors Premieres Wednesday, September 9 at 9 p.m.
The winners of each heat compete for up to $75,000 and Camp Cutthroat end-of-summer bragging rights. Alton sends two chefs to rock the boat and make a trout dinner, then the opponents play “capture the cheese.” For the final challenge, it’s a dessert battle with a tight squeeze and the winner takes it all.
Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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