Channel 4 orders 30 episodes of Beat the Chef

Andi Oliver and a stellar chef line up are returning to Channel 4 daytime.

The broadcaster has ordered a bumper 30 x 30 minutes run of daytime show ‘Beat the Chef’, presented by chef, TV and radio presenter Andi Oliver.

In the series (produced by Twofour, part of ITV Studios, and Motion Content Group), amateur cooks will go head-to-head against award-winning chefs Mark Sargeant, Frederick Forster, Hrishikesh Desai and Sophie Michell in fast-paced cook-offs to try and win a £10,000 jackpot.

In a refreshed format, every episode sees a single contestant try and beat the chef. In the first round contestants play their own favourite recipe against the chef, who in turn has to cook their own version of the contestant’s dish. Both versions then go to the tasting jury who blind-test the meals. Every vote the contestant wins from the jury is worth money and adds to their potential prize pot.

In the second round, the chefs choose the dish and the contestants must predict how many votes they will get from the tasting jury. If they get it right they win the money; if they get a majority vote, they win the £10,000 jackpot. But lose, and they walk away with nothing.

Twofour director of programmes Rachel Innes-Lumsden said: “We’re delighted to be making another series of ‘Beat the Chef’ for Channel 4. This revamped format ups the chances of the amateur beating some of the UK’s finest chefs.”


‘Beat the Chef’ presenter Andi Oliver

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