If you're used to watching cooking competitions then you have to know that "Cutthroat Kitchen" is really not like anything you've ever watched before.
The players who are featured in the show, in addition to being good chefs, need to outsmart and in some cases sabotage their opponents in order to win. In each episode, four people compete in three rounds in order to win up to $25,000 cash.
As the competition begins, a $100,000 sum is distributed evenly among the players so they can spend it however they see fit during the game. In each round, one chef gets eliminated until a single winner is left.