Food science mastermind, Alton Brown, is taking over the Chopped Kitchen for an epic five-part tournament! With $50,000 on the line. In the premiere episode, the first four chefs bravely take on his challenge. For this first battle, Alton demonstrates the science behind smoking foods, and the chefs are encouraged to infuse every dish with smoky flavor.
Tiny radishes and a strangely savory cookie are in the mix for round one. Alton whips up a signature smoked item for the second basket, then an exotic drink is the smoky component in basket number three. Alton is joined by host Ted Allen, as sixteen chrfs are put to the test over five episodes.