Celebrity Chef, Emily Ellyn, has been keeping very busy these days, the Food Network Chef can be seen across the nation or on the airwaves as she impresses audiences with her Retro Rad cooking skills and knowledge. Emily Ellyn fans can look forward to this Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm on the Food Network (Brighthouse channel 59) when Emily will be competing on the popular Cutthroat Kitchen, hosted by Alton Brown. The cooking show takes contestants to their limits in three rounds of cooking challenges, but this is not your average cooking competition.
Cutthoat Kitchen contestants are presented with $25,000 to bid on roadblocks and items that put their fellow contestants at an extreme disadvantage. Whatever money remains at the end of the final round is the winner’s prize to keep. Sounds easy? It isn’t! Bidding often gets very heated, and there is everything from bizarre ingredients, the taking back of crucial key ingredients or cooking without the use of heat, pans, knives…or both hands! Challenges vary from show to show, but just when you think you’ve seen the craziest set of whammies to overcome, Alton Brown and team take it to a whole new devious level.
We caught up with Emily Ellyn to ask her about her Cutthroat Kitchen experience, Emily replied with her signature smile, “I did have fun BUT I am still shocked, amazed, giggling and dumbfounded by the challenges and cooking tests we were given!”
Having seen Cutthroat Kitchen, weren’t you terrified at what craziness they could present you with in the kitchen?
“When the producers first called me I did not want to do it! But, once they said, ‘think of it more as a game show and just have fun with it,’ I was in!”
And how about those challenges, did you have fun?
“I had such a blast competing! I am excited to watch the show and see how I did…honestly, when you are on the show you are just surviving the cooking obstacle course and your head is sooooo in the game, that it is done in a flash! My head is still reeling with thoughts “did that really happen? What just happened? How did Alton Brown think these challenges up?”
Speaking of Alton Brown, how was it seeing your former mentor?
I was nervous to see my former mentor from Next Food Network Star, Mr. Brown, on Cuthtroat Kitchen because I KNEW he would show no mercy. I feared the challenges would be more diabolical because I was his mentee!!
Any words of advice for chefs and other aspiring Cutthroat Kitchen contestants?
Nothing can prepare you for Cutthroat Kitchen!
Want to celebrate with Emily Ellyn at her Cutthroat Kitchen, Orlando viewing party? Join the fun this Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm at Tin Roof Orlando on International Drive in the new Orlando Eye complex. There will be great food and drinks while watching the show on 10 large screen televisions.
Emily will be signing autographs and socializing with the crowd throughout the evening. As a special treat, she will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Appetite for the Arches on March 7th, to benefit Ronald McDonald House.The evening is sure to be a blast! Click here for directions and for all future event information keep in touch with Emily Ellyn on her Facebook page.