Battle of the Decades coming to The Food Network

Host Jonathan Bennett, as seen on Halloween Wars, Season 9. photo provided by Food Network
Host Jonathan Bennett, as seen on Halloween Wars, Season 9. photo provided by Food Network /

The Food Network has their fan-favorite staple shows that are always on, but they always have new shows coming up at least a couple of times a month, and that is no different this August. One of the more interesting ones coming this month is the Battle of the Decades.

Battle of the Decades is premiering on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023 and is going to be hosted by actor Jonathan Bennett (and Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls).  The show will feature teams of two chefs that are from two completely different generations. They will have to tackle challenges where they will need to use popular ingredients and gadgets to make viral recipes from the internet as well as classic dishes. They will have to do all this while trying to bridge the generation gap with their teammate.

The gadgets will include everything from the Snoopy Sno-Cone machine to Easy Bake Ovens and the chefs will have to make things like savory jello salads, accordion potatoes, and fluffy Japanese souffle pancakes.

As the teams go through the challenges, a team will be eliminated in each episode until there is only one team left. But that isn’t the end. The two people on the final team will then have to compete against each other! I smell betrayal! And whichever chef wins this final challenge wins $10,000.

The Food Network is bringing Battle of the Decades this August

But who will be judging these chefs? There will be a rotating panel of judges including Eddie Jackson and his father, Antonia Lofaso and her daughter, Peter Fang and his daughter, and Julian Rodarte and his father. Jennie Garth, Wayne Knight, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, and Nia Vardalos will also be featured judges.

With the addition of the gadgets and the trendy (and weird) recipes, it should be a fun show, but I thought Easy Bake Battle on Netflix was going to be fun and I was wrong (and I don’t think I was the only one)! But fingers crossed for this one. Hopefully, Food Network has better ideas than the people at Netflix.

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