Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission to challenge the best of the best. Award winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more — they're the absolute masters in one kind of cooking with a roomful of trophies to show for it. In each episode, we set up one of these cooks to believe that Food Network is shooting a profile of him for a show. Well, that's partly right — but with cameras rolling for the "profile," Bobby shows up for a surprise visit — and challenges the expert to an unexpected cook-off of his specialty, right then and there! They're in their element; Bobby's out of his. But Flay throws down his tongs for an exciting, tension-filled competition against one of America's greatest amateur cooks.
Season 1, Episode 14

BBQ

Butch Lupinetti, an award-winning BBQ Pit Master who knows everything about pork, beef and BBQ chicken thinks he's being profiled by Food Network. Little does he know, Bobby Flay is about to challenge him. Will Butch maintain his title, or will Chef Flay come out the winner?

Friday
Feb 17
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Mac-N-Cheese

With her boisterous personality, warm smile and delicious Soul Food, Delilah Winder is a local legend in Philadelphia. And when her Mac-n-Cheese was voted best in the nation on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Delilah was dubbed America's Mac-n-Cheese queen. Delilah thinks the Food Network is throwing her a cookbook release party, but she doesn't know that Bobby Flay is a surprise VIP guest ready to challenge her to a Mac-n-Cheese Throwdown. Of course, there's only one Big Cheese in this game!

Friday
Feb 17
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 11

Buffalo Wings

Developed in Buffalo in 1964, the spicy chicken wing has become an American snack food staple. Buffalo is also home to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, created by Drew Cerza, who thinks the Food Network has tapped him to be the city's Wing Ambassador for a Food Network show, but little does he know that Bobby Flay will be firing up his burners to challenge him to a Chicken Wing Throwdown! Will Drew's hometown advantage and unique flavor combinations put him out on top, or will Bobby and his spicy sweet recipe help him steal the Wing King crown?

Friday
Feb 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Country Fried Steak

She's a Food Network superstar, and loved by millions -- Paula Deen currently reigns as the Queen of Southern cuisine. For years Paula has been cooking delicious comfort food on "Paula's Home Cooking." On her new show, "Paula's Party," she invites a wide array of guests over to Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah Georgia for an unbelievable night of fabulous food, funny stories and fantastic surprises. For this year's Black and White Ball themed episode, Paula has invited Bobby to be her Guest of Honor! What Paula doesn't know is that Bobby will immediately return the favor with a surprise invitation to his own Country Fried Steak Throwdown! Can this Northern Grill Master beat this Southern Queen? It's Fry or Be Fried in this ultimate Throwdown challenge!

Friday
Feb 17
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 5

Chicken and Waffles

The chicken and waffle tradition began in 1938 in Harlem. Melba Wilson has upheld the tradition at her namesake restaurant using her 96-year-old grandmother's recipe. Bobby Flay will challenge her to a chicken and waffles throwdown.

Friday
Feb 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Barbeque competitions are often thought of as a man's world, but that hasn't scared off Lee Ann Whippen, an award winning Pitmaster from Chesapeake, Virginia. Her menu is filled with staples like St. Louis Ribs and Texas-Style Brisket, but it's her Pulled Pork that has garnered rave reviews from devoted customers and judges across the BBQ circuit. Following in the footsteps of her dad, who has many BBQ trophies under his own belt, she decided to quit her full time job and immerse herself in the smoky, spicy world of BBQ. Lee Ann has invited the Food Network to a barbeque blowout she is throwing to show her appreciation for her dedicated fans. She has no idea that one of her fans will be Iron Chef Bobby Flay! It's anyone's game when the Pitmaster takes on the King of the Grill, because where there's smoke, there's bound to be a Throwdown!

Friday
Feb 17
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 7

Belgian Waffles

Belgium native Thomas DeGeest is known as "the waffles guy" to most New Yorkers. This IBM consultant turned waffle connoisseur traded in his briefcase for a waffle iron, and has been selling Belgian waffles like hot cakes ever since. He operates his biz from his now famous canary yellow Wafels and Dinges truck, which he's been driving around NYC streets for the past two years. On Mondays he parks by Columbia University's campus, to feed the throngs of hungry college students. But on this particular Monday Thomas doesn't see what's coming when celebrity chef Bobby Flay sneaks up on the truck and crashes the student scene. Stay tuned for a heated Belgian Waffles Throwdown that you can smell cooking from a mile away!

Friday
Feb 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Chicken Fried Steak

Bobby Flay travels to Texas to challenge an all-American cowboy to a Throwdown on a Chuckwagon specialty, Chicken Fried Steak.

Saturday
Apr 1
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

BBQ Spare Ribs

The place to go in Virginia for authentic, old-fashioned barbecued spare ribs is Buz and Ned's Real Barbeque in Richmond. Buz thinks he has been picked to teach the tricks of the trade for a new Food Network special, but doesn't know that Chef Bobby Flay is showing up to teach a little lesson called Throwdown! Bobby's betting his Asian-inspired spare ribs score top marks over Buz's barbecued beauties and it's up to the judges to decide who gets to move to the head of the class.

Saturday
Apr 1
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chili

The self proclaimed chili queen, Cindy Reed Wilkins, is the only competitor to win the coveted Terlingua International Chili championship two years in a row. Cindy often spends up to six months on the chili circuit: Will she be just as tough competing against an Iron Chef? When Bobby rolls up on her Mother's Appreciation Brunch, it will be time to figure out whose chili really reigns supreme and who will get the Throwdown crown.

Wednesday
Apr 26
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 5

Chicken and Waffles

The chicken and waffle tradition began in 1938 in Harlem. Melba Wilson has upheld the tradition at her namesake restaurant using her 96-year-old grandmother's recipe. Bobby Flay will challenge her to a chicken and waffles throwdown.

Wednesday
Apr 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Chocolate

Fritz Knipschildt is a master chocolatier who creates cocoa confections combining the very best of savory and sweet flavors, stimulating all the senses. Widely regarded as one of the top chocolatiers in the country, he has been asked by the Food Network to teach a chocolate class to culinary students at Long Island City High School. What he doesn't know is that Bobby Flay has been honing his own chocolate chops to throw down the ultimate Chocolate challenge, bonbon against bonbon, sculpture against sculpture.

Wednesday
Apr 26
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Biscuits and Jam

Nothing says Southern comfort like a basket of homemade biscuits and jam, and nobody makes them better than Nashville's own Carol Fay Ellison. Carol Fay has earned nationwide fame as "the biscuit lady" at Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe and thinks she'll be making her amazing biscuits and jam for a new Food Network series called "Singin' in the Kitchen." What this sassy southerner doesn't know is that Bobby is gearing up to challenge her to a down-home biscuits and jam competition. With a special appearance by country-music star Luke Bryan this is sure to be a Throwdown full of surprises!

Wednesday
Apr 26
1pm | 12c

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Buche de Noel

Kentucky Hot Browns

Sephardic Chicken Soup with Sofrito and Herbed Matzo Balls

Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

Maple Spice Ice Cream

Butch's Baked Beans

Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Hamburger with Double Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Vidalia Onion and Horseradish Mustard

Peach-Blackberry Pie

Fried Apple Pies

Trini Tamarind Wings

Red Beef Chili

BBQ Duck and Sauteed Shiitake Mushroom filled Blue Corn Pancakes with Habanero Sauce

Banana Bucket

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce and Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Mesa Grill Potato Salad

Spanish Tortilla Omelet

Throwdown's Sloppy Joes

Black Pepper Biscuits with Orange-Blueberry Marmalade

Pumpkin French Toast Stuffed with Blackberry-Caramel Mascarpone

Beef Brisket

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy

Liege Waffles

Stuffed Pork Shoulder "a lo caja china"

Mike's Deli Famous Eggplant Parmigiana

Muffaletta

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