5 April 2016 | exsanguinator
Good idea, not sure how well it's executed
Pro chefs vs amateur cooks. Which is which? Who will win?
Could a pro fall to an amateur? Or are the professional chefs really the standard?
Throughout the show the judges are constantly asked: which one is the cook, which one is the con?
A small side prize pool for the judges guessing who is who would be a welcome addition but there's nothing really to stop this from blending into the sea of elimination cooking competition shows.
It's entertaining, the twitter interactivity is a nice touch, and having the eliminated cook or con reveal what they are is fairly interesting.
As a side note, I like Zakarian as the host. Judging from the amount of guff he gets from his fellow chefs on other shows where he's not a judge I would think that he has a good sense of humour and I would love to see more of that shine while he is a host on his own show.
It's also interesting to hear what the judges think are "pro moves".
I'm gonna give it a few episodes to make up my mind 100% but judging from the first course, this is a show giving a chance. (can't believe I'm gonna let that pun slide).