The oft-intense show pits four chefs against each other in the kitchen, where each one is given $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors.
"Normally I'm laid-back, I love everybody, life is good," said Kyrtatas. "In that first round, I kind of took a backseat about (sabotaging the other chefs), and then I realized that’s not the best way to play the game ... My attitude changed real quick."
The chef hosted a viewing party at SweetWater Sunday night for the premiere of his Cutthroat Kitchen episode, sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits with guests and giving away prizes during the commercial breaks. The partisan crowd cheered on their favorite chef while heckling his competitors.
Kyrtatas suffered early on in the competition as a result of his frugality, being forced to cook a grilled cheese sandwich using a butane blowtorch and prepare a shepherd's pie without any potatoes.