So far, Next Level Chef Season 2 is well underway, already having eliminated three chefs. This is the show’s second ever season, and it seems to be pretty well-loved by fans and viewers everywhere, or else it wouldn’t have gotten picked up quite as quickly, if at all.
From the first season, however, are there any changes? What stayed the same? Let’s take a look at it all!
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In the first season of Next Level Chef, the three mentor chefs go as follows: Gordon Ramsay, Richard Blais, and Nyesha Arrington. The same goes for the second season, and so far, Team Ramsay seems to be nearly running away with the competition.
Kitchen Levels & The Moving Platform
As with season one, there are still the same three levels of kitchens: basement, middle, and top. The goal of the show is to see how each chef can shine in either of the three locations. In the premiere episode of both seasons, there was a draft to see who would be cooking on each level.
As far as the platform goes, it always starts on the top level, where those chefs get first pick of ingredients for each challenge, and so on and so forth, until the platform reaches the bottom. Each chef has roughly 30 seconds to get their chosen ingredients until the platform moves on.
In the second (current) season of Next Level Chef, the teams were pre-chosen. Each set of chefs went to their respective starting kitchens. They waited to see which chef mentor appeared in their kitchen, and that’s who they would be working with throughout the whole entire season.
However, here’s where a change comes in. In Season 1 of Next Level Chef, nothing, and we mean nothing was pre-chosen. The three mentor chefs waited until the first cooking challenge to be over in order to choose their respective teams.
In both seasons, each of the chef contestants has one of three “job titles” under their name. And those go as follows: Professional Chef, Home Chef, and/or Social Media Chef.
Overall, Next Level Chef is truly next level. It’s unlike any other cooking competition show out there, and leave it to Gordon Ramsay to create such a thing. While I never watched the first season, I will one million percent be going back to watch each and every episode to see how things went down then versus now. This show constantly has me at the edge of my seat, and sometimes even makes me nervous when chefs are forced to throw their plates onto the platform or frantically reach to grab ingredients that were otherwise forgotten.
Have you tuned into the coveted cooking competition TV show called Next Level Chef before? If not, why? And if so, let’s chat all about our thoughts down below!