Channel 4 has revealed that among its entertainment highlights for Autumn/Winter 2016 will be a new daytime TV cookery series entitled ‘My Kitchen Rules UK’.
Based on the hit Australian format, 16 pairs of amateur cooks will create pop-up restaurants in their own homes, where they will prepare a menu of dishes.
The culinary duos will compete to take home a top prize of £10,000 and the chance to win the title of Britain’s Best Home Chef.
Two-time Michelin star restaurateur Michael Caines MBE and food writer and founder of Leith’s cookery school Prue Leith CBE will join forces to judge the contest.
The show’s executive producer Eve Kay said: “Pop-up restaurants are the latest addition to the UK’s ongoing food revolution and a brilliant way for amateur chefs to show off their cooking skills and passion for food. An entertaining national competition that pitches different regions against each other will bring out the best in British food and should discover exciting new food talent.”
Syeda Irtizaali, commissioning editor, entertainment, for Channel 4 daytime, added: “‘My Kitchen Rules UK’ will inject real glamour, entertainment and competitive edge into the world of Britain’s greatest home chefs as we ask, could you take the pressure of transforming your home into a five star restaurant for the night?”
Prue Leith is currently appearing on our screens as a judge on BBC2’s ‘Great British Menu’.
Prue Leith and Michael Caines are the co-judges of Channel 4’s ‘My Kitchen Rules UK’