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Supermarket Stakeout

Supermarket Stakeout

  • Premiered: 
    August 13, 2019
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

Set in pop-up kitchens outside local supermarkets, each one-hour episode of SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT begins with host Alex Guarnaschelli giving the four chef contestants $500 apiece -- their whole budget to buy ingredients for the three-round cooking competition. In round one, the chefs can purchase ingredients only by blindly ambushing customers outside the store and negotiating for their grocery bags without knowing the contents. In round two, competitors can only purchase groceries from a single shopper, but may look through the bags before negotiating the price. In the final round, competitors may purchase five ingredients total, but can approach as many shoppers as it takes to get what they need. After each themed cooking round, the least successful chef is eliminated, leaving two competitors going head-to-head in the final round, vying for the prize. A rotating panel of judges determines which challengers had the most successful dishes using the acquired ingredients, with the last chef standing in each episode walking away with enough cash for a year's worth of groceries.

In the series opener, "An Egg-cellent Adventure," Alex Guarnaschelli welcomes four chefs to Lazy Acres Market in Hermosa Beach, CA, where they have to stake out unsuspecting shoppers and convince them to part with their carts. It's all eggs on deck as the chefs are challenged to make a breakfast sandwich before cooking up a Southern favorite. Then it's a sweet finish as the remaining two chefs hunt for ingredients to make a decadent dessert for judges Duff Goldman and Christian Petroni.

Other guest judges this season include: Eddie Jackson & Bricia Lopez (at Gelson's Market in Thousand Oaks, CA); Sharone Hakman & Antonia Lofaso (at Gelson's Market in Thousand Oaks, CA); Aarti Sequeira & Zac Young (at Lazy Acres Market in Hermosa Beach, CA); Monti Carlo & Simon Majumdar (at Bristol Farms in Calabasas, CA); and Katie Lee & Sabin Lomac (at Bristol Farms in Calabasas, CA).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Triage Entertainment