Forty of the country's best home cooks offer their signature dishes to the judges to sample.
In the 1st episode tonight 18 chefs were eliminated from the competition leaving 22.
After the Battle for the Apron concludes, the Top 22 home cooks in America will face their first Mystery Box Challenge.
After the apple pie elimination test, the remaining 22 home cooks will face their first team challenge.
The chefs battle it out to come up with the best crab dish, with the winner gaining an advantage.
The home cooks will take a surprise trip to Las Vegas, where they are split into two teams.
The chefs have to create an elevated breakfast dish in under 45 minutes.
Each team has to create a two-course menu and they must also make a three-layer birthday cake.
The chefs must taste and then attempt to re-create Gordon's signature beef Wellington.
The remaining chefs battle it out to see who can prepare the best rice dish in just an hour.
The remaining home cooks enter the Wild West when they must cook for 101 cowboys and ranchers.
The Top 10 chefs create meals for VIP diners who end up being be their own family members, and the winning team is safe from the next pressure test, which involves creating gnocchi with brown butter and sage sauce.
The cooks create a flambé in a mystery box challenge with the winner being safe from elimination.
Vegetarian dishes are created for guests of the show's restaurant. The winning team is safe from elimination, while the losing group take part in the next pressure test in which they have to make dishes from various cuts of animal head.
The cooks need to make a dish that features coffee as one of the central ingredients. The pressure test sees the contestants teaming up to re-create an elaborate party platter.
The remaining chefs are put into teams to take over a Los Angeles restaurant, where they have to come up with two appetizers and two entrées for dining customers. The losing team take part in a pressure test that sees them having to come up with three different pasta dishes.
The remaining five battle it out in a mystery-box challenge that includes pear, tomato, portobello mushroom and chocolate, and the winner is safe from elimination.
The final four are teamed up and have to create an appetizer and an entrée and then repeat it twice using ingredients provided by judges Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot.