Well, Jamie Oliver is back filming in L.A., and this time he's not hanging around school cafeterias. Instead, he's serving as the executive producer on a new show on BBC America called Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S., which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The show will pit two teams of chefs -- one British, one American -- against each other in a race across the country, competing for a grand prize of $100,000. Culinary challenges will be spread across the country with London restaurateur Richard Corrigan (MasterChef) serving as the judge/mentor.
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The race will kick of at the Santa Monica Pier, where the chefs will be "stripped of their cash and credit cards" and will be "forced to survive" (not literally, we hope) by utilizing their cooking skills.
The show is the latest in the strong of adventure-based cooking shows that have sprung up recently, including Extreme Chef Season 2, Time Machine Chefs, Beat the Chefs, and season three of The Great Food Truck Race (which will feature Koreatown crew The Seoul Sausage Company). We expect this reality show trend to continue until a hapless chef gets himself mauled by a mountain or struck by lightning.
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