$50,000 Tournament: Round One
Season 5, Episode 4
Air date August 31, 2010
Winner Madison Cowan
Episode Guide
$50,000 Tournament: Round Two
Bring on the Champions for the $50,000 prize! Four previous winners return to compete in the first leg of an extraordinary, five-part Chopped event. A repeat win will mean a berth in the Grand Finale competition with $50,000 at stake! But when the champs discover Rocky Mountain oysters in the appetizer basket, it looks like things might get off to a bumpy start. Then in the Entrée Round, when one chef seems overly worried about cooking fish and one chef makes a careless mistake with herbs, the judges wonder if the big money on the line is taking no small toll on the competitors' nerves. And when the finalists open the dessert baskets to find sticky candy bars and potatoes, creative ideas do come to mind, but will their sugary spuds be sweet gems or duds?


  • Mackenzie Hilton, Executive Chef, Mercato Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA, Rattle & Roll
  • Madison Cowan, Chef and Caterer, Avenue Inc, New York, NY, Crunch Time
  • Jessica Mogardo, Executive Pastry Chef, New York, NY Jitters & Giant Eggs
  • Paul "Poppy" Yeaple, Chef and Restaurateur, Poppy's Burgers and Fries, Beacon, NY, Keep On Cook'n On



Ingredients: Tomatillos, Horned Melon, Wonton Skins, Rocky Mountain Oysters


Ingredients: Dorade, Baby Beets, Beef Jerky, Coffee Liqueur


Ingredients: Yukon Gold Potatoes, Condensed Milk, Pomegranates, Peanut Butter Taffy



Chopped Season 5
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#01 Dream'n of Redeem'n#08 $50,000 Tournament: Grand Finale
#02 Wok This Way#09 Spouting Off
#03 Squashed#10 When Octopuses Attack
#04 $50,000 Tournament: Round One#11 Fright Bites
#05 $50,000 Tournament: Round Two#12 Cornuchopia
#06 $50,000 Tournament: Round Three#13 Yes, Virginia, There is a Chopping Block
#07 $50,000 Tournament: Round Four

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