Chef Academy

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • None

A cuisine-based reality show that tracks London chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's experiences in L.A. as he tries to launch a culinary academy. With help from assistant Steve Kitchen, Novelli selects nine aspiring chefs as the test subjects for his institute. In turn, these disparate students are judged in weekly performance tests, such as making bread or (more…)

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The Last Supper Season 1, Episode 9 Jan 11, 2010 $1.99

The gala dinner has finally arrived and the students are scrambling to finish their dishes. In a classic Chef Novelli move, he announces that he will be standing at the end of the assembly with a trash bin tasting the food prior to it leaving the kitchen. The pressure is intense as the students present their dish to their esteemed guests, and wonder if Chef Novelli will allow them to finally graduate.

Too Many Cooks Season 1, Episode 8 Jan 11, 2010 $1.99

The mood at the Novelli Academy is somber in the aftermath of one student leaving after failing three tests. But there is no time to dwell because Chef Novelli has announced that as their final, the students will collectively prepare a gala dinner for local esteemed chefs and other VIPs. Chef Novelli chooses one of his students to be the head chef for the gala dinner.

Meat Your Maker Season 1, Episode 7 Jan 4, 2010 $1.99

It's Meat Week at the Novelli Academy! With only two weeks to go until graduation, Chef Novelli decides to put the students to their hardest test to date. Not only are the students asked to make one of the three meat dishes, they are challenged to make one of the fifteen dishes learned earlier in the class.

Squid Pro Quo Season 1, Episode 6 Jan 4, 2010 $1.99

Chef Novelli arranges for the students to take a field trip to Long Beach to go out on a fishing boat and learn how to catch fresh fish. Unbeknownst to Novelli, two of the students have issues with boats, and one refuses to go on the trip in exchange for cleaning and performing undesirable tasks back at the Academy. After returning to the Academy, the students are given a lesson in other seafood dishes such as scallops and squid.

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  • Premiered: November 16, 2009
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A cuisine-based reality show that tracks London chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's experiences in L.A. as he tries to launch a culinary academy. With help from assistant Steve Kitchen, Novelli selects nine aspiring chefs as the test subjects for his institute.… (more)

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