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Beat The Chef Series 1
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It’s the brand-new cookery competition format where amateur cooks go head-to-head against a professional chef in fast-paced cook-offs to win a £10,000 cash prize. The four house chefs to beat are Michelin starred Mark Sargeant, Celebrity chef Clodagh Mckenna, award winning chef James Tanner and Roux Scholar Frederick Forster.

Across a series of five challenges, one accomplished amateur must cook up a storm to try and win over members of a tasting jury who blind taste the dishes. Each round is a gastronomic gamble as every vote is worth money. If they cook well, they climb up the money ladder and 'beat the chef', but lose, and they walk away with nothing.

With all the jeopardy of a cooking competition and drama of a money ladder game show, it promises to be a compelling culinary experience.

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Overall viewing for all individuals climbing to +16% above slot average by the end of the run.

A real test of any new format is wrapped around its ability to grow beyond the (live and Vosdal) day of broadcast, this is particularly challenging for any new programme in daytime.

Across the first two weeks, the consolidated share for Beat The Chef grew from 3.4% for Live & Vosdal to 3.5% in consolidated terms. 

Ranked within the Top 5 cookery programmes on Channel 4 (2019).



'Masterchef meets The Chase.' The Observer

'This has the look of a durable daytime TV format.' The Radio Times

'It's far from unenjoyable seeing a home cook beat a Michelin-starred chef.' Critics Choice, Saturday Times