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Channel 4 plates culinary competition “Beat the Chef”

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Twofour and Motion Content Group to produce the daytime culinary format Beat the Chef. The tentatively titled 20 x 30-minute series will see amateur cooks ...
November 20, 2018

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Twofour and Motion Content Group to produce the daytime culinary format Beat the Chef.

The tentatively titled 20 x 30-minute series will see amateur cooks competing in a head-to-head competition to out-cook four house chefs in an attempt to win a £10,000 (US$13,000) cash prize. Each round will see the home cooks battling to win over members of a tasting jury who will “blind taste” the dishes.

Professional chefs featured are Michelin-starred Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef Clodagh Mckenna, award-winning chef James Tanner and Roux Scholar Frederick Forster.

English chef and television presenter Andi Oliver will serve as host of the culinary competition.

Beat the Chef is executive produced by Twofour’s Dan Adamson and Motion Content’s Melanie Darlaston. It was commissioned by C4′s David Sayer, head of daytime, and Tim Hancock, commissioning editor of features and formats.

No air date for Beat the Chef has yet been set.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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