Two top chefs are pitted against one another with a challenge to create extraordinary meals using only the ingredients taken from the fridges of ordinary families. Host Emma Hunter visits a family's home and conducts a surprise fridge raid. Then everything is taken back to the studio where the family's fridge is recreated for both chefs. Once the clock starts, the chefs have 45 minutes to get dinner on the table -- cooking with ingredients they've never seen for people they've never met. When time's up, the family takes their place at the dining room table and tastes each meal, scoring them on look, taste and originality -- without knowing who cooked what. Those results are put aside and the same process is done for another family, but with an added challenge that forces both chefs to adapt to a totally unique culinary crisis. With both families' scores tabulated, the final scene reveals the winner of the "Fridge Wars" battle.