Next Level Chef: How are the Chefs handling all of the difficult elements?

NEXT LEVEL CHEF: Richard Blais in the "Party Like a Guac Star" episode of NEXT LEVEL CHEF airing Thursday Feb.16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2023 FOX Media LLC. CR: FOX.
NEXT LEVEL CHEF: Richard Blais in the "Party Like a Guac Star" episode of NEXT LEVEL CHEF airing Thursday Feb.16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2023 FOX Media LLC. CR: FOX. /

If you’ve never heard of the cooking TV show called Next Level Chef before, then here’s just a little synopsis to catch you up here. There are three professional mentor chefs who each have a team of contestant chefs made up of pros, home cooks, and internet-famous ones.

Each week, there are three different levels to cook on all determined by the previous week’s placement. At the end of each episode comes an elimination where two chefs cook head-to-head dishes to see which one ultimately goes home. There are so many different elements to this show that it’s hard to imagine how all of the contestants handle all of it.

Which cook on Next Level Chef is handling the elements the best?

When it comes to the moving platform that brings all of the delicious ingredients, it starts at the top, then to the middle kitchen, and finally into the basement.

There have been some chefs that have thrived and never missed the platform, and then there are chefs like Shay (Team Arrington) who has missed the platform twice and legit had to frisbee throw his dish onto the platform once. During an episode, a team mate switched spots with him just so he could be closer to the platform and actually make it on there.

The moving platform also brings tons and tons of different ingredients that you must be paying attention to. There have been plenty of chefs, such as already-eliminated chef Cassie, who constantly forgot to grab main ingredients and proteins. Recently eliminated chef Matt also grabbed something without reading it which ended up biting him in the behind just this past week.

When it comes to the mid-round chaos ingredient, most chefs have done pretty well with this and haven’t forgotten to incorporate it into their dish; however, previously eliminated chef April did struggle to use plantains, ended up just crumbling them, which did get her sent home.

When it comes to having the top dish, there is one chef in particular who just always thinks that he’s got the top dish and that my friends is chef Christopher. His arrogant attitude and totally rude facial expressions haven’t really led him to too many wins, if any, yet, so I’d totally be careful if I were him.

Many chefs are able to stay humble and keep the over-excitement for their “interviews”, which is always nice to see, because at the end of the day, they’re all working together…Christopher.

Finally, when it comes to elimination dishes, I have personally felt that some chefs have gotten robbed; it almost feels as if this show is rigged in all honesty. The week that Matt went home was truly heartbreaking for me because between him and the other chef up on the chopping block, Matt definitely deserved it way more. I feel that eliminations shouldn’t be made on just one single dish that is tasted “blindly”, but on the competition as a whole and how they did throughout.

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That’s a wrap on our analysis of how all of the chefs are handling the many difficult elements that come with being a contestant chef on Next Level Chef! Who do you think has the best chance of winning? How about the worst? Let’s chat about all of that down below!