MTV is getting in the food reality game in a big way with two new shows: first, the show formerly known as Food School will now be called MTV's House of Food. According to Variety, the show will be an hour long and will feature "a group of aspiring young chefs [living in] a house in Los Angeles where they will learn from noted culinary honchos and compete for the apprenticeship of a lifetime." No culinary honchos have been named at this time.
Second, a show called Snackdown hosted by Eddie Huang. The show is a half hour competition that sees "amateur chefs battling it out in an array of snack-inspired challenges for a cash prize." Judges include model Chrissy Teigen, chef Jason Quinn (The Playground, Santa Ana, CA), and an unnamed third judge. No word on when either show will premiere; stay tuned.
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