Eddie Jackson to Host New Outchef’d Series for Food Network
Eddie Jackson is leading a new series for Food Network – “Outchef’d” – and the competition between skilled home cooks will not only be fierce, but surprising. In fact, the new show, which TheWrap has exclusive details about, will surprise home cooks who show up for an audition to find themselves competing head-to-head with a world-renowned chef.
The contest brings heat (thanks to the pressure of surprise) and begins with a cooking round themed around the star ingredients.
Jackson will then take to the streets to find a panel of six individuals to taste the dishes blind. To even the playing field, the home chef only needs to receive a single vote to win a $5,000 prize.
The star chefs competing against home cooks are Eric Adjepong, Anne Burrell, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Tiffani Faison, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian.
“This series is the ultimate in wish-fulfillment for the Food Network fan who suddenly becomes the star of the show,” said Jane Latman, president of Home & Food Content and Streaming at Warner Bros. Discovery, in a press release. “Some viewers watch cooking contests and think: I can do this! In ‘Outchef’d’ we put that to the test and give these talented cooks a unique opportunity to compete with a superstar chef.
The all-new cooking competition series will premiere on the network and Discovery+ on September 27 with two back-to-back episodes.