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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Channel 4 commissions brand new daytime format, Beat the Chef


Twofour and Motion Content Group have secured a 20 x 30’ series with Channel 4 for brand new daytime format, Beat the Chef (w/t). The cookery gameshow will be presented by Andi Oliver.

Beat the Chef (w/t) sees amateur cooks go head to head against a professional chef in fast-paced cook offs to win a £10,000 cash prize. The four house chefs to beat are Michelin starred Mark Sargeant, Celebrity chef Clodagh Mckenna, award winning chef James Tanner and Roux Scholar Frederick Forster.

Each round sees passionate home cooks battling to win over members of a tasting jury who will blind taste the dishes. It’s a gastronomic gamble - if they cook well, they’ll climb up the money ladder, but lose, and they walk away with nothing.

This brand-new format promises to unite game show and cookery competition in a unique and compelling way.

Dan Adamson, Director of Programmes, Twofour Group, said: “We’re really excited that this format marries the jeopardy of a cooking competition with the drama of a money ladder game show. Beat the Chef will pit passionate home cooks against professional chefs in an exciting head to head with big money on the line.”

Melanie Darlaston, Executive Producer for Motion Content Group said: “It’s great to be working with Twofour and Channel 4 on this new format. Will the amateur chef be up to the challenge of taking on the big boys and girls of the culinary world? With money at stake and reputations on the line, it’s going to be a compelling watch!”

The series was commissioned by Head of Daytime, David Sayer and Commissioning Editor, Features and Formats, Tim Hancock. The executive producers are Dan Adamson for Twofour and Melanie Darlaston for Motion Content Group. The show will be stripped with the air date to be confirmed.

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