There's a new culinary competition coming to television this season and it's got a poker-like twist. Food Network writes that Kitchen Inferno, which will be hosted by Curtis Stone, will let contestants "bet on their skills with cash on the line." In front of a live audience, chefs will face off in four separate rounds, each time deciding if they want to move forward and accept a more intense culinary challenge — and a greater potential cash reward — or if they want to pass. The ultimate price is $25,000 cash. Judges include chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jet Tila, Michael Chiarello and more. Kitchen Inferno is set to air on Wednesday, November 5.
Esquire Network today announced that it had ordered third seasons of both chef Ilan Hall's Knife Fight and Brew Dogs, hosted by James Watt and Martin Dickie. Said Esquire's Head of Original Programming Matt Hanna in a release: "Both Knife Fight and Brew Dogs increased their audiences in their second seasons by tapping into topics we know our viewers are passionate about — food, drink and travel — in a fresh and distinctive way." Both shows will air their new seasons in 2015.
For its third season, Knife Fight will be moving the taping of the show from Los Angeles to New York City. Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Brooklyn will host the show which will have
"a new tournament-style format." Judges for the third season will include chefs Kris Morningstar and Naomi Pomeroy.