In an all-new twist on the iconic series commissioned for Channel 4 daytime, Come Dine With Me is going professional.
Teams of professional chefs and restaurateurs will compete in Come Dine With Me: The Professionals for the title of greatest independent restaurant in their town, county, or city.
Three local restaurants will compete for the renowned CDWM:TP award and a monetary reward shared among the winner restaurant's staff in each self-contained episode. Each restaurant will be represented by a duo — for example, the owner and the head chef – who will host their competitors for a meal designed to wow. The meal will take place during a regular service, giving people the opportunity to observe the ambience, food, and service. The visiting restaurant partners will score the evening out of 20 at the end of each dinner, with the highest total score taking home the prize. As the narrator of each programme, legendary CDWM voiceover Dave Lamb will bring the action together.
In 2022, Channel 4 and All 4 will premiere Come Dine With Me: The Professionals.