You know what we could always use more of? Culinary competition shows. Which is why we were so thankful when Bravo announced it was working with Rocco DiSpirito (celeb chef best known for Today show and Biggest Loser appearances and his reality TV show The Restaurant) to launch a new weekly food competition show Rocco’s Dinner Party. (Do you sense our note of sarcasm?)
Each week, the show will feature four different chefs, who “will hail from all walks of [life] — from restaurateurs to caterers to self-taught foodies,” Bravo explained. The show will consist of three rounds, with one chef being eliminated each round until one remains. In the first round, chefs will have to create their favorite dish for Rocco. After kicking off one contestant, he’ll announce the week’s dinner party theme, and the remaining chefs will cook him an appetizer and present a proposed menu. Only two chefs will go on to cook for the party, which will include some “influential tastemakers” as guests.
The winner will receive a cash prize, and the chance to hang out with Rocco, of course. Maybe they’ll even get a shot at their own reality show some day. Bravo sure does love culinary competition shows. But with Top Chef, Top Chef Masters and Chef Academy currently on the air, do we need more? Will you be watching?
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