Earlier this month we reported how the iconic food competition Top Chef is developing a new series called Top Chef Family Style for the Peacock streaming platform. The news wasn’t much of a surprise seeing how the long running series is one of the most recognized food shows on television.
However, what did surprise us was the announcement that yet another series is on the way and that this one will be airing on the series longtime home Bravo. And that this new spinoff has the potential to make anyone a Top Chef.
Yes, even you reading this while eating cheese curls right out of the bag and wondering if they would taste good on a grilled cheese sandwich. You could earn the title of Top Chef.
Arriving this July is Top Chef Amateurs, a new spin of the classic formula that will see anyone with the courage and decent cooking skills be able to take on some of the most famous challenges from seasons past.
Top Chef Amateurs to be hosted by longtime judge Gail Simmons.
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In the new series, two home cooks will face each other in a culinary battle that will recreates some of the most iconic challenges from past seasons of the series. But they won’t be doing it alone. Each amateur cheftestant will be paired with an All Star who will help them bring out the best in their dish.
The home cooks will then go before the Judges’ Table to see who made the better dish. The winner will claim the $5,000 prize and, more importantly, the bragging rights that go with winning Top Chef.
Top Chef Amateurs will be hosted by Gail Simmons and each episode will last 30 minutes. The series will debut with back-to-back episodes on July 1 at 9 PM, airing after the finale of Top Chef Season 18. In addition, you can get a special first look this Thursday at 9.
As we’ve mentioned before, there isn’t really such a thing as too much Top Chef. Let’s hope this and the new Peacock series are just the tip of the iceberg.
What do you think Guilty Eaters? Do you have what it takes to win Top Chef? Or would you be too scarred of embarrassing yourself? Leave a comment below and let us know or join the conversation on our Twitter or Facebook pages.