Around the World in 80 Plates 2012 | TV Show Watchlist
Chefs compete in a globe-spanning culinary race in this reality series. The contestants trek to various international cities, learning cultures, customs and cuisines while revamping menus of world-renowned restaurants and squaring off in challenges.
Premiered: May 9, 2012
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The final 3 chefs embark on the most important journey yet, the quest for ultimate victory. The contestants face their toughest critics yet, as the judges are a veritable who's who of Los Angeles' culinary community. It takes a trek from Southern to Northern hemispheres to determine who will win the final challenge.
The chefs head south to take on the holy grail of South American cuisine: the Empanada. One chef nearly goes down in flames in the knockout battle to see who makes it to the final round while another's plan to send a competitor packing backfires.
The adventure continues as the contestants are forced to face "The Demon chef" and his gastronomically innovative cuisine. A teammate's lack of passion brings one contestant to a breaking point.
Exotic Thai markets and muddy rice paddies overwhelm one contestant, throwing her off course. The chefs hit the Thai streets to convince skeptical locals that their food is authentic.
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