FYI serves up “Man vs Master” culinary series

The copro with Kinetic Content, which will pluck unknown chefs from obscurity to face off against culinary masters, bolsters the A+E net's slate of food content. (Pictured: series host Richard Blais)
September 1, 2016

FYI is upping its food content game, pitting unknown chefs against cooking masters in a new culinary competition called Man vs Master. Production has already begun on the 13 x 60-minute series, which is slated to premiere in 2017.

Produced by Kinetic Content, Man vs Master will pluck unknown chefs from the dark trenches of the food industry and thrust them into the cooking limelight with a chance to compete for a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef. The catch is that, in order to win, they’ll have to beat the master in a face-off first.

Each episode will see three emerging chefs go head-to-head in challenges related to a master chef’s specialty. After two rounds, only one chef will remain to compete against that same culinary icon in a final challenge. A blind taste test by an acclaimed food critic will determine the ultimate winner.

The series will feature a rotating roster of cooking pros, including Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Jonathan Waxman, Ming Tsai and Rick Bayless. American chef, restaurateur and James Beard-nominated author Richard Blais (pictured) will host the show.

Chris Coelen, Katie Griffen and Molly O’Rourke of Kinetic Content are serving as executive producers alongside FYI’s Gena McCarthy and Jordan Harman.

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