CHOPPED is a cooking competition show that's all about skill, speed and ingenuity where 4 up-and-coming chefs compete before a panel of 3 expert judges and take everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary 3-course-meal. Course by course, the chefs will be CHOPPED from the competition until only one winner remains. The challenge? They have seconds to plan and 30 minutes to cook an amazing course with the basket of mystery ingredients given to them moments before the clock starts ticking! And the pressure doesn't stop there. Once they've completed their dish, they've got to survive the Chopping Block where our 3 judges are waiting be wowed and not shy about voicing their culinary criticisms! Our host, Ted Allen, leads this high energy, high-pressure show which will have viewers rooting for a winner and cheering for the losers. CHOPPED is a game of passion, expertise and skill - and in the end, only one chef will survive the Chopping Block. Who will make the cut? The answer is on CHOPPED!