Gordon Ramsay will headline yet another cooking series at Fox. “Next Level Chef,” announced Monday by the network, will follow Ramsay and co-mentors and elite chefs Nyesha Arrington and Gino D’Acampo as they recruit a group of talented cooks, take them under their wings and see who becomes the next superstar of the food world.
Ramsay has designed a culinary gauntlet set on an unparalleled stage: a tower over three stories high, with each floor containing a different kitchen. From the glistening top floor to the challenging bottom of the basement, the ingredients will match the environment. Contestants will include line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners and more as they compete for a $250,000 prize.
“’Next Level Chef’ is a unique format that could only come from the delightfully brilliant culinary mind of Gordon Ramsay,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox Entertainment. “We couldn’t be happier to bring Gordon, Nyesha and Gino competing together on what is a new and innovative way into a cooking competition series.”
“This is the next evolution in cooking competitions,” Ramsay added. “It’s big and it’s bold, and I can’t wait for people to see it!” The Emmy-nominated television personality and chef started at the bottom of the cuisine food chain, washing dishes at a local takeout restaurant before rising far and above the kitchen hierarchy.
The project is developed by Ramsay’s multimedia production banner, Studio Ramsay, led by its creative director of development, Fernando De Jesus. The upcoming 2021-2022 season series is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay. Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Matt Cahoon serve as executive producers.
Ramsay is the only culinary talent on air in the United States with four primetime national network shows, hosting and executive producing “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Masterchef,” “Masterchef Junior,” “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” and “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip.”