Knife Fight

Knife Fight

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Stakes for bragging rights have never been higher as Ilan Hall’s raucous after-hours cooking competition goes into a fourth season tournament that will crown one ultimate champion. Sixteen award winning chefs compete to conquer mystery ingredients and each other, but only one will be left standing. Ilan’s restaurant, The Gorbals Brooklyn, serves as the venue.
Stakes for bragging rights have never been higher as Ilan Hall’s raucous after-hours cooking competition goes into a fourth season tournament that will crown one ultimate champion. Sixteen award winning chefs compete to conquer mystery ingredients and each other, but only one will be left standing. Ilan’s restaurant, The Gorbals Brooklyn, serves as the venue.

Season 4 (15 episodes)

  • 1. Round 1: Jamón Ibérico

    Original air date: 11/10/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/10/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Brooklyn's own Jason Marcus takes on the boundless energy and bold style of Top Chef finalist Angelo Sosa. In this season 4 premiere, it's all about Jamón Ibérico. To advance in the tournament, the chefs must impress our judges: James Beard winner Sue Zemanick and Dale Talde, head of the Talde restaurant empire. It's go big or go home for the chefs in this first round match up.

  • 2. Round 1: Live Soft Shell Crab

    Original air date: 11/10/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/10/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Dallas-based food competition all-star Tre Wilcox matches wits with Spanish chef extraordinaire, Luis Bollo of Salinas in NYC. Judges Sue Zemanick of Gautreau's in New Orleans and New York's resident restaurant mogul Dale Talde determine whether the Texan triumphs or the Spaniard advances to the next round.

  • 3. Round 1: Pickled Herring

    Original air date: 11/17/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Brooklynite Bao Bao brings her unique Southeast Asian flavor to battle against the classic Chinese cuisine of New York native Chris Cheung. Will the pickled herring lead them astray? James Beard award winner Sue Zemanick and chef/owner of the Talde restaurant empire, Dale Talde, judge this Round One competition.

  • 4. Round 1: Live Mudfish

    Original air date: 11/17/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Legendary chef and three-time James Beard semi-finalist, Texan John Tesar battles Sean "The Grill God" Brasel, a rising star from Florida. To make it to the quarterfinals, they'll face some lively mudfish along with judges Dale Talde of the Talde restaurant empire and Sue Zemanick of Gautreau's in New Orleans.

  • 5. Round 1: Turkey Parts

    Original air date: 11/24/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. New York sushi master John Daley matches knife skills with Brooklyn Star chef Quino Baca in a special Thanksgiving throwdown. Judges Dale Talde and Sue Zemanick talk turkey and decide who moves on in the tournament. When the cutlery comes out, which chef will be left standing?

  • 6. Round 1: Jellyfish

    Original air date: 11/24/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. New York's own Ed McFarland of Ed's Lobster Bar is pitted against Seattle's Josh Henderson, founder of the Huxley-Wallace Collective of eateries. Judging this first round battle are James Beard award winner Sue Zemanick and Dale Talde of the Talde restaurant empire. With jellyfish on the menu, things are bound to get salty!

  • 7. Round 1: Scungilli

    Original air date: 12/01/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/01/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. New York native Gary Anza of Bowery Bay Bar takes on San Francisco's Kim Alter of the new restaurant Nightbird. Chefs Dale Talde and Sue Zemanick judge this first round test of skill. Under this much pressure, scungilli might prove to be a tough ingredient to crack.

  • 8. Round 1: Scorpion Fish

    Original air date: 12/01/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/01/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Denver chef Carrie Shores of the WOW Kitchen brings it to Brooklyn to take on Harlem's own JJ Johnson of The Cecil and Minton's. Our judges, James Beard Award winner Sue Zemanick and Dale Talde, chef/owner of Talde, decide who moves on to the quarterfinals. Fish heads are gonna roll!

  • 9. Quarterfinals: Live Sea Eel

    Original air date: 12/08/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. In this Battle over Brooklyn, Chris Cheung of East Wind Snack Shop and Quino Baca of The Brooklyn Star return to The Gorbals kitchen to face one another and some live sea eels. Edi Frauneder and Dale Talde judge who will slither on to the Semifinals.

  • 10. Quarterfinals: Lamb Brains

    Original air date: 12/08/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. East coast versus West coast- which is the best coast? Watch as Luis Bollo of NYC's Salinas goes to war with Round One victor Kim Alter of Nightbird in San Francisco. Judges Edi Frauneder and Dale Talde determine who uses their (lamb) brains best.

  • 11. Quarterfinals: Duck Fries

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Find out what part of a duck the "fries" come from when Josh Henderson of Seattle's Westward returns to challenge first round top dog Angelo Sosa of NYC's Añejo. Edi Frauneder & Dale Talde get the ball rolling as judges in this quarterfinal bout.

  • 12. Quarterfinals: Live Black Sea Bass

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Harlem's own JJ Johnson of The Cecil returns to take on Sean Brasel of Miami's Meat Market. Judging this quarterfinal round are culinary experts Edi Frauneder & Dale Talde. Tonight, the pressure will have both chefs squirming like a fish out of water.

  • 13. Semifinals: Blue Foot Chicken

    Original air date: 12/22/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/22/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. Razzle-dazzle Sean Brasel returns to take on culinary mad scientist Angelo Sosa. Judging this semifinal battle is Edi Frauneder and Dale Talde. The ingredients might prove to be too good to be true.

  • 14. Semifinals: Raccoon

    Original air date: 12/22/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min.

    Original air date: 12/22/2015 Runtime: 21:47 min. In this semifinal Battle of the Boroughs, Chelsea's Spanish star Luis Bollo confronts the calm, cool Quino Baca of Brooklyn. Judges Edi Frauneder and Dale Talde decide who is moving on to the Final. Raccoon - it's what's for dinner.

  • 15. Final: Whole Ostrich

    Original air date: 12/29/2015 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/29/2015 Runtime: 43:32 min. After a season-long war, only two culinary conquistadors remain. Angelo Sosa faces Quino Baca and one VERY big bird in tonight's epic 1-hour finale. Edi Frauneder, Dale Talde & Sue Zemanick judge who will be crowned "Culinary Master of the Universe!"