Astro channel 702
Program Highlights 7 February 2012
Top Chef Masters
Premieres 7 February, Every Mon – Wed @ 6pm
Calling all foodies…it’s time to salivate! Top Chef Masters will pit 24 world-renowned chefs against each other and see how well they fare in the tried and true format of Top Chef. In each episode, money will be at stake for the chefs, with the winners of eliminations being awarded cash donations for their charities. The winning chef will receive $100,000 for the charity of their choice.
Top Chef Masters will feature guest stars Neil Patrick Harris, Zooey Deschanel and for the first time, all past Top Chef winners will come together. The series will also showcase chef’testant fan favorites as well as appearances by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.
In each episode of Top Chef Masters, the chefs will be faced with two challenges. The first is a twist on the classic quickfire challenge which tests their basic abilities. Each quickfire challenge will be judged by a blind taste test and a five-star system, similar to fine dining reviews. The second challenge is an elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and invention of the chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic foods or catering for demanding clients. The food will be tasted and evaluated by the judges and a wide range of tasters for whom the challenge is aimed, whether it is patrons at a five-star restaurant or a room full of hungry kids – the food has to appeal to the diner as well as the critics if the chef is to survive.