Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. 2012 | TV Show Watchlist
Sixteen chefs, eight each from the U.S. and Britain, compete in this reality series. The chefs use their culinary skills to help make their way across the U.S. in a race from Los Angeles to New York.
Premiered: September 29, 2012
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It’s New York City - arguably the culinary capital of the country and where the competition is cutthroat. The final 3 chefs have cooked their way across America on their cooking, trading and survival skills. Now, they have to do something that is very NYC centric - sell their own dishes from street carts - and the ingredients are from challenges along their coast to coast journey: bison, offal, goat meat and pigs’ feet! The chef with the least profit will be sent packing. Then it’s onto the ultimate showdown for 2 chefs: they will create their very own rival restaurants on a terrace of a stylish Manhattan hotel. The victor will take home $100,000 and be crowned the winner of Chef Race!
It's the penultimate leg of Chef Race and only four chefs remain - two Brits and two Americans. Starting in Bedford, Pennsylvania, with nothing but a sack of potatoes each, the teams are charged with "trading up" to acquire other ingredients for a cookoff at a trendy Baltimore, Maryland restaurant. The grand finale - New York City - and the $100,000 prize is literally just around the corner!
The two teams go cruising on Lake Erie to catch enough fish to prepare a fancy dinner for locals at a yacht club. Later, at Detroit's historic Eastern Market, teams work furiously to sell their food against the ticking clock of the looming Finish Line. The winning team is the one with the biggest profit.
Teams meet up in Springfield, Illinois at the historic home of Abraham Lincoln, where they each get a wood burning, mobile pizza oven. The Brits, selling pizza at a local softball game, are paid the ultimate compliment by Richard Corrigan who declares it’s the best pizza he’s ever tasted! But they fail to make it to the Checkpoint and the Americans make out like bandits with extra ingredients. In a thrilling race to the finish line in Chicago, one team is held up in traffic. Will they make it in time?
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- Premiered: September 29, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Sixteen chefs, eight each from the U.S. and Britain, compete in this reality series. The chefs use their culinary skills to help make their way across the U.S. in a race from Los Angeles to New York. (more)