Rocco DiSpirito Cooks Up New Chef Competition Series for Bravo
Bravo has ordered a new cooking competition show starring Rocco DiSpirito, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rocco's Dinner Party will have the celebrity chef judging four aspiring chefs every episode. The cheftestants must create their favorite dish, a themed appetizer and then a complete menu for a dinner party for guests of DiSpirito's choosing. One cook will be eliminated after each part of the challenge.
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The series joins Bravo's other cooking competition series, including the Emmy-winning Top Chef. The reality series will launch its third spin-off, Top Chef All-Stars, in December.
Bravo is ramping up its development as it prepares to expand to a fifth night of original programming.
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DiSpirito, 44, has served as a judge on Top Chef multiple times. This will be his second reality series, following NBC's The Restaurant in 2003.
Rocco's Dinner Party is expected to debut sometime next year.