It wouldn't be reality TV if there weren't a million spin-offs, with kids
We should've seen this coming; Eater reports that a casting call is out for young cooks for an American debut of Junior MasterChef, a spin-off of MasterChef that has aired in the U.K. and Thailand.
The show is looking for kids between 8 and 13 years old, with "knife skill to match the professionals." "Let's just say we aren't looking for the kid who makes the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We want kids who can whip up more than a batch of cookies from a log of store-bought cookie dough," the casting call says. Naturally, we're a little offended because our cookies from store-bought cookie dough are fantastic.
But of course, the show wants professionals who are a decade or two younger than most. "They will have knife skills and be really comfortable in the kitchen, they will sail through a mystery box challenge without breaking a sweat, will understand how to season and won't be intimidated when quizzed them on the doneness of their soft-boiled egg or the sear on their scallops," the call says. Even scarier? They want readers to bring out that "inner pushy stage mum." Guys, have we learned nothing from Toddlers & Tiaras? Oh right, crazy stage moms jack up viewers. Lovely.
Watch a clip form Junior MasterChef Australia below.
MasterChef Junior: This 10-year-old cooking phenom hangs on
We can’t cook as well as 10-year-old Gavin Pola and the other pint-size chefs on Fox’s “MasterChef Junior,” either.
Of course, if we stayed up practicing recipes till 3 a.m. like this particular, ebullient San Francisco sixth-grader, perhaps our handmade tortellini would turn out like his.
It’s week three of Gordon Ramsay’s newest cooking show, and Gavin is one of 10 kids, ages 8 to 13, still in the race, cooking out of mystery boxes and racing through elimination challenges with the kind of savoir faire you expect from the pros. And any expectations that Ramsay would unleash his notoriously fiery temper on children have been utterly dashed. Instead, the judging has been a veritable respect fest between adorable, stunningly talented kids and smitten judges.
Naturally, we had questions, and Gavin was happy to dish. He’s always loved to cook, and his on-air aplomb is probably helped by the classes he took in the American Conservatory Theater’s education wing. He played a Dickensian lad in last year’s big holiday production at ACT.
“In ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ” Gavin says. “Have you heard of it?”
Q: How did you start cooking?
A: When I was really little, I played with food &mdash assembling sundaes, wondering what shall I do first? cherry on top? &mdash just experimenting. This plus this equals that. It was fun. I like making cheesecake, salmon, all kinds of pasta &mdash tortellini, fettuccine.
Q: What did you do to prepare for the show? Practice on your family?
A: Yeah, we cooked a lot at home. We tried lots and lots of recipes. One day, I stayed up until 3 in the morning!
Q: Had you seen these cooking shows before? Or did they do some kind of orientation? All the kids seem to know all the traditions: the clapping and yelling, “Yes, chef!”
A: Almost all of us had watched “MasterChef.” On the first day, Gordon Ramsay asked a question and we said yes. He said, “No, never say yes. It’s ‘Yes, chef!’ ” We thought it was a joke, but it wasn’t. (Laughs)
Q: So tell us &mdash for real. What do you think of the judges?
A: The judges are really nice. They definitely criticize you, but it’s because they want you to get better.
Q: But what about …
A: I’d watched Gordon Ramsay on “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef,” “Kitchen Nightmares.” I was scared! We’ve all seen Gordon Ramsay yell! But (here) it’s never a real yell. it’s a mellowed-down yell.
Q: What has been the best part of the experience?
A: Learning to cook so well. It teaches you so many things. And I always wondered about what it’s like backstage at TV shows.
Q: So when this is all over, what’s next for you? Will you go back to being a regular kid?
A: Hopefully not! I definitely want to be in more cooking shows, and I’ve always wanted to be in commercials. That would be cool &mdash Come get your bananas! They’re a dollar off!
1: You can never have enough recipes up your sleeve
Dean: “If you think you have enough recipes in your repertoire then think again. I ended up cooking a dish in the final that I had never cooked before. It cost me big time.”
Helpful note from The Happy Foodie: you could try starting with this Chocolate Fondant recipe from the MasterChef Cookery Course book.
2: Brush up on fundamentals
Tim: “Many MasterChef challenges require you to come up with recipes on the spot, and this is where a lot of contestants suffer. I prepared by memorising basic recipes and methods (I even made flashcards), which show the judges technical skill and also give you blank platforms to build dishes on. For example, I committed to memory recipes for pasta dough, custard, shortcrust pastry, demi-glace and hollandaise sauces, and since I cooked a lot of Japanese food, I also made sure I knew how to make noodle dough, dashi, and gyoza wrappers. If you can pull things like these out of your bag of tricks, it will expand your repertoire and allow you to excel at invention tests and offsite catering challenges.”
3: Never let a past contestant’s mistake go un-noticed
Dean: “It’s an amazing experience to take part in MasterChef. Take in as much as you can and learn from previous contestants’ mistakes. Every year I hear Gregg say "a risotto is a dish on its own, it doesn't need accompaniment" yet people still serve up beautiful risotto topped with a chicken breast. If you cannot take on board tips from the likes of Michel Roux Jr and Martin Blunos, then I'm afraid the first round is far as you are gonna get!”
4: May the mentors be with you…
Shelina: “Read as much as you can and learn from every mentor on the show - it will set you up in good stead for future skills tests and challenges.”
5: Know which side your bread is buttered on
Dean: “Suck up to John and Gregg. A super sweet pudding never goes amiss. Ha ha.”
6: Be organised – make lists
Tim: “I learned this very late in the competition, when I was working with chef John Campbell to make a meal for Michelin-starred chefs. I was in the shit, as they say, and John could see panic getting the best of me – I was starting to cut corners and get careless. So he pulled me aside and had me spend 5 minutes writing a list of what I had left to do. I was reluctant to take a break from prep, even for that amount of time, but what a difference it made. It allowed me to see exactly what I had to do and what to prioritise, and it calmed me down immensely.”
7: Look ‘em in the eye, and cook from the heart
Tim: “John Torode always told us that when we brought our food before the judges, we should serve it with a smile. If you’re confident and happy with the food you’ve produced, it will reflect onto the diners. And of course it’s easier to have that confidence if you’re actually cooking something you’re excited about.”
8: Actually, don’t! Never look ‘em in the eye!
Shelina: “Don't look John and Gregg in the eye. If you’re nervous, this will just increase your anxiety. It is always best to look at the floor when they are judging and tasting your food!
9: Cook what you love
Shelina: “It's easy to look at others in the competition and see what they are doing, but remember your food style and stick to what you love to cook.”
For mouth-watering recipe ideas from these MasterChef stars, check out Dean Edwards’ Mincespiration!, Shelina Permalloo’s Sunshine on a Plate and Tim Anderson’s Nanban.
Want more help to make you a MasterChef contender? Have a look at the Chocolate Fondant recipe from the MasterChef Cookery Course book (if you learn to make everything in the book, it's time to apply for the series!).
MasterChef episode 14 2021 – UK
MasterChef is a competitive cooking show television format created by Franc Roddam, which originated with the UK version in July 1990. The format was revived and updated for the BBC in February 2005 by executive producers Roddam and John Silver with series producer Karen Ross.
The revived format is sold internationally by Banijay. Its first international adaptation was MasterChef Australia, which began in 2009, and then the adaptation was executed within several other countries of the world.
The show’s format has been exported around the world under the same MasterChef logo, and is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories.
The format has appeared most often in four major versions: the main MasterChef series, MasterChef: The Professionals for professional working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef featuring well known celebrities as the contestants and Junior MasterChef, a version created and adapted for children, which was first developed in 1994 and has also expanded to other countries in recent years.
Despite the four major versions, in 2012, Australia created the fifth version called MasterChef All-Stars, for former contestants to raise money for charity. In 2018, Ukraine created MasterChef Teens, for teenage contestants. Brazil created MasterChef: Para Tudo (MasterChef: Stop Everything), a TV show featuring interviews with judges and former contestants, plus recipes and memes, presented by Ana Paula Padrão.
'MasterChef' Is ‘Fake!' Former Contestants Speaks Out About Behind-The-Scenes Trickery
Add MasterChef to the growing list of reality TV shows that are anything but real. According to past contestants, producers follow a strict recipe in cooking up drama, and only RadarOnline.com has all the details of the behind-the-scenes reality TV fakery!
Season Two contestant Ben Starr recently fired off a bitter blog post about his experience on the show, exposing for the first time what he says really happens on set.
“MasterChef is entertainment,” he wrote. 𠇏irst and foremost. It is not real. It is not a competition. It is highly engineered fiction … designed to keep you watching from episode to episode. … There is NOTHING real about reality TV.”
Starr says he “witnessed the ugly side of reality TV,” starting with the strict contract he had to sign that gave away all rights to how he would be represented. According to Starr, the exact wording of the contract was as follows:
“The rights granted to Producer also include, but are not limited to, the rights to edit, cut, rearrange, adapt, dub, revise, modify, fictionalize, or otherwise alter the Material, and I waive the exercise of any ‘moral rights.’ I understand that my appearance, depiction, and portrayal in connection with the series may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing, or of an otherwise unfavorable nature, may expose me to public ridicule, humiliation, or condemnation, and may portray me in a false light.”
How do producers do it? 𠇌omments you see a contestant make are often pieced together from sound bytes tangents recorded throughout the entire season,” he claimed in the post. “They’re really good at that. They even did it to me … strung together a sentence from three separate sound bytes scattered from my interviews at various points during filming. I never said what aired on TV. They created it out of thin air.”
What’s more, heਊlleged, contestants are required to wear the same clothes during every challenge to help streamline the editing process.
“This is so they can cut and paste ANY comment made in an interview and paste it anywhere in the entire season they like, taking it completely out of context and turning it into something else. …” he claimed. "What you see on your screen is NOT how things played out in real life. It is an elaborately constructed fiction.”
And it’s one, he says, that puts contestants at risk. Season 3 runner-up Josh Marks notoriously committed suicide after his run.
𠇍o I believe MasterChef is specifically to blame for his suicide?” Starr wrote. “Of course not.”
Still, he claimed, 𠇌ontestants are subjected to deliberate, intentional stress in order to trigger a high emotional response to situations. They are kept sequestered, locked in a hotel room and can’t leave without an escort, unable to communicate with spouses, children, or parents for weeks at a time. On some seasons, contestants would be awakened in the middle of the night, ordered to pack up their room, and moved to a different room in a different hotel.”
𠇊ll this to create frustration, sleep deprivation, and confusion as to where other contestants are being housed,” he said. "On seasons subsequent to mine, contestants were plied with alcohol to loosen their tongues and feel more confident saying things that personal decorum might otherwise prevent them from saying while sober.”
Starr did not respond to Radar’s request for comment. And though he was on the show back in 2011, Radar has learned that the fakery continues to this day.
Background Details of the Show
The very first episode of this amazing TV series hit the air on May 30, 2005. Since then, 18 full seasons of the show have been made, several spin-offs have capitalized on the popularity of Hell’s Kitchen to build strong followership of their own.
Hell’s Kitchen is a reality television show that features 12 to 20 aspiring chef fighting to emerge as the winner of the competition and claim the mouthwatering prizes. The contestants are whittled down by the process of elimination after engaging in a series of challenges until there is only one person left standing. The show has gained quite a reputation over the years thanks to the personality of its host, Gordon Ramsay, who is known for getting easily riled up and loudly berating the contestants whenever things aren’t done right.
Depending on the challenge, the contestants are judged by an array of factors including ingredient preparation, taste tests, meal preparation, and presentation. Whoever is left standing at the end of the day gets to go home with the coveted $250,000 cash prize and the opportunity to work as an executive or head chef at a restaurant chosen by Gordon Ramsay.
16 A Big Move For Nathan Odom
After winning MasterChef Junior in season three, Nathan Odom changed his hairdo and definitely kept busy. He states that he's really enjoyed helping out a number of charities in the San Diego area, as per YouTube. Nathan revealed that he enjoyed using some of his prize from winning to finance sourcing the best ingredients when he cooked, according to Chef's Roll. Recently, Nathan Odom moved from San Diego to rural Japan. While he doesn't cook as obsessively as he says he once did, he still seems focused on a future career as a chef, explaining that he has big plans for the future.
Reality Tv Revisited
MasterChef features MasterChef judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez testing the culinary skills of amateur chefs from the USA with a number of challenges and dishes to prepare, with those failing to impress being sent home.
The winner of MasterChef wins $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy. Continue reading below to find out what happened next to the MasterChef USA winners.
Whitney Miller was a College Student from Poplarville, Mississippi. She was the MasterChef season 1 winner and the first MasterChef winner due to her natural ability in the kitchen.
After MasterChef, Whitney returned to college to complete her degree and released her cook book Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm and further released Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table.
She has stayed heavily involved in cooking with many published recipes, television cookery segments, recipe development, cookery demonstrations and competitions and consultancy work. She is also a food stylist and can be hired through her website.
Jennifer Behm was a Realtor from Wilmington, Delaware. She was the MasterChef Season 2 winner after her three course dinner consisting of scallops, quail and a poached pear impressed the judges.
After MasterChef, Jennifer did a number of cookery events/demonstrations, started her own catering company Pink Martini Catering and runs restaurant Red Fin Crudo with her husband Julio. She appeared in MasterChef season 10 alongside other past winners.
Christine Hà was a student from Houston, Texas. She was the MasterChef Season 3 winner due to her menu in the final.
After MasterChef, Christine Ha's cookbook Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food was published. She offered private chef services, is a brand ambassador and a food blogger.
She co-hosts a television show Four Senses, a cookery programme for those with visual impairments, judged MasterChef Vietnam and appeared on MasterChef US. In 2014, she received the Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award. She opened her first restaurant The Blind Goat in Houston in July 2019.
Luca Manfé was a Restaurant Manager from Astoria, New York. He was the MasterChef season 4 winner due to his three course meal impressing the judges and was praised by Gordon for his short ribs.
After MasterChef, Luca launched his cook book "My Italian Kitchen: Favorite Family Recipes". He also launched personal catering service Dinner with Luca and food truck The Lucky Fig. He hosted online cookery classes with other MasterChef winners and does cookery demonstrations and dining experiences. He is a brand ambassador for Donna Italia.
Courtney Lapresi was a Dancer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the MasterChef season 5 winner due to her eclectic three course meal impressing the judges.
After MasterChef, Courtney released cookbook "Everyday Fancy: 65 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks" and she now works in sales for Tesla.
Claudia Sandoval was an Events Manager from La Mesa, California. She was the MasterChef season 6 winner due to her three course Mexican meal impressing the judge in the final.
After MasterChef, Claudia released cookbook "Claudia's Cocina: A Taste of Mexico", launched catering business Claudia's Cocina, has been a brand ambassador for large brands, hosted cookery classes and online cookery classes with other MasterChef winners. Claudia became a judge on MasterChef Latino and plans to open El Cochi Dorado, a Mexican Bakery in June 2020.
Shaun O'Neale was a DJ from Las Vegas, Nevada. Shaun was the MasterChef season 7 winner due to his halibut, venison and pear dishes impressing the judges.
After MasterChef, Shaun released cookbook "My Modern American Table: Recipes for Inspired Home Cooks", has hosted a number of pop up dining events, cookery demonstrations and hosted online cookery classes with other MasterChef winners.
Dino Angelo Luciano was a Dancer from Bensonhurst, New York. He was the MasterChef season 8 winner due to his unique menu with a twist of traditional dishes of squid ink pasta, lamb chop and tiramisu.
After MasterChef, Dino has hosted a number of exclusive dinners and pop up dining experiences as The Gourmet Rabbit and was Executive Chef at Muse and Market in Phoenix.
Gerron Hurt was an English Teacher from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the MasterChef season 9 winner due to his southern themed menu being well received by the judges.
After MasterChef, Gerron has appeared at a number of cookery events in Louisville. In 2019, he took part in Camp Masterchef, was a travelling chef and returned to MasterChef in season 10 for a special wedding episode where Gordon officiated his marriage.
Dorian Hunter was a Creeler from Cartersville, Georgia. Dorian Hunter is the MasterChef season 10 winner. Her final menu of scallops, short rib and lemon blueberry tart was well received by the judges.
After MasterChef, Dorian will take up training at the restaurants of the three judges. She plans to start working on her cookbook now her win is public and to use her winnings to contribute towards opening a restaurant.
'MasterChef Junior Live!' cooking up some fun in Pittsburgh
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Kids in the kitchen aren&rsquot necessarily a recipe for disaster.
It was just the opposite for Jasmine Stewart, whose creativity and persistence helped her win the grand prize of $100,000 at age 12 on Season 5 of &ldquoMasterChef Junior,&rdquo a culinary competition series for ages 8-13 on Fox television.
The seventh-grade student from Milton, Ga., survived elimination on the show and fought her way back through cooking challenges to become one of the finalists and the eventual winner.
She finished first in a molten lava cake challenge and prepared an impressive three-course meal for the judges that featured a white fish and scallop appetizer with green papaya salad, a coconut curry and lobster tail entree and her sticky rum cake with pineapple chips.
Stewart credits her parents for introducing her to a variety of foods and cooking styles.
&ldquoMy dad is from Jamaica, which is very tropical, and my mom is from Virginia and makes very Southern dishes. They are such a big influence on my cooking,&rdquo she said.
Now 14 and a high school freshman, she has gone on to create her own company focused on girl empowerment and motivational speaking, with dreams of having her own television cooking show like her celebrity chef heroes Gordon Ramsey &mdash one of the hosts and executive producers of &ldquoMasterChef Junior&rdquo &mdash and Martha Stewart.
&ldquoWhat I love most about cooking is that it brings the family together,&rdquo she said.
What&rsquos cooking at the Byham
Jasmine Stewart is one of four alums from the TV cooking show who will be part of a 16-city &ldquoMasterChef Junior Live!&rdquo tour that kicks off Oct. 3 in Joliet, Ill., and visits Pittsburgh on Oct. 6 at the Byham Theater as part of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust&rsquos Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.
The new production from TCG Entertainment and EndemolShine North America will feature head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, question-and-answer sessions and audience participation.
Also demonstrating his cooking skills onstage will be Matthew Smith, 9, of Livingston, N.J., a Top 8 finalist in last season&rsquos TV competition.
Some of his challenges included creating breakfast from a box of mystery ingredients, cooking for 51 circus performers, preparing a restaurant-worthy fish dish and making a perfect 24-foot sheet of pasta with his teammates.
The fourth-grade student said he&rsquos enjoyed helping with the cooking at home since he was 2, but only started &ldquotaking it seriously&rdquo at age 6.
&ldquoBeing on the &lsquoMasterChef Junior&rsquo TV show was fun,&rdquo he said, &ldquobut the best part was just the memories of being in (Los Angeles) California,&rdquo where the show is filmed. And he doesn&rsquot really aspire to a career as a chef.
&ldquoI love cooking, don&rsquot get me wrong,&rdquo said Smith, whose favorite food is an unlikely kid&rsquos dish &mdash rack of lamb with Dijon mustard and rosemary coating served with Greek salad and tzatziki, &ldquobut I love a bunch of other things, too, like swimming, dancing, gymnastics and the performing arts.&rdquo
Inspiring kids to cook
He said he was looking forward to the &ldquoMasterChef Junior Live!&rdquo tour &ldquoto hopefully inspire other kids to cook and eat healthy and to chase their dreams no matter the circumstances.&rdquo
The &ldquoMasterChef Junior Live!&rdquo host at the Byham will be Casey Shane, a New York-based performer whose credits include regional theater productions in New York, Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina.
Stephen Cook, founder and president of TCG Entertainment, said the stage show incorporates a few key elements: the kids from &ldquoMasterChef Junior&rdquo showing off their cooking abilities, some &ldquofun, crazy, zany stuff&rdquo and audience participation, which is an integral part of the production.
&ldquoThis is a highly rated show with a good fan base,&rdquo he said. &ldquoWe wanted the touring show to be for families to spend a couple hours together having fun. In this day and age with kids hooked to their devices, it&rsquos important to have that togetherness time.&rdquo
Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.
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The Best Cooking Shows Currently on the Air
We all have a little bit of a foodie in us, regardless of whether it’s for home-cooked meals, pastries, desserts, or even specialty cocktails.
Some of us prefer to be on the receiving end of the gastronomical experience. That is, we can’t cook but we’ll definitely lick your plates clean! While on the other hand, there are those of us who spend hours upon hours looking for brand new and creative ways to cook.
Whether you’re of the cooking or eating variety of foodie, this article is for you! We’ve handpicked a list of the best, most interesting cooking shows currently available to watch, both on streaming channels and your favorite TV networks.
These shows are guaranteed to tease your taste buds, inspire you with exotic cuisine, and have you drool over delicious delights. So, grab your favorite snack and dig into our list of the best cooking shows currently on the air!
Girl Meets Farm
You know you can never go wrong with a cooking show from the Food Network, especially not one that features an amazing host with a slew of awards under her belt! That’s what we get in Girl Meets Farm, where we meet Molly Yeh: a chef, lifestyle blogger, and award-winning cookbook author.
Molly gave up her life as a Juilliard-trained musician in New York to live with her husband (and now daughter, Bernadette Rosemary) on his farm in the Minnesota/North Dakota region. That’s where Girl Meets Farm is set, where she uses her love for food to create dishes with a taste of the Midwest coupled with both her Chinese and Jewish heritage.
What sets Girl Meets Farm apart from other food TV shows is just how relatable it is. It’s perfect for those who want to make home0cooked meals for their family and friends, without the fancy techniques that you see in restaurants. It shows Molly cooking at home, with ingredients that you can find at your local market and grocery.
Catch Season 5 on Food Network this December!
America’s Test Kitchen
Sometimes, we don’t need all the production value and celebrity guests to enjoy a sensational cooking show. America’s Test Kitchen is one of those shows that provides less entertainment value but an infinite amount of informational value that you just don’t often get from the big productions (which, to be honest, we still love regardless).
Though episodes are just a half-hour long, each one is packed with all the facts and figures that you could need to continue – and even start – on your culinary journey. Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster, along with a variety of test cooks, go through a few recipes and its steps, the discoveries made while preparing it and the science behind them, and even have an equipment and gadget testing segment.
The fact that America’s Test Kitchen is celebrating its 20th anniversary is a testament to its value as one of the best cooking shows on TV!
The Great American Baking Show
The Great American Baking Show is the second American adaptation of the famous British baking competition The Great British Bake Off and aims to find the best amateur baker in America.
Unlike the previous shows on the list, the competitive format of the show means that while we do see a lot of the preparation in terms of the challenges the contestants face each week, what it really focuses on is the end result. The bakers are tasked with creating a few different kinds of dessert or pastry, but always with very particular specifications that they need to adhere to: a filled and frosted Bundt cake, for example, or a three-dimensional cookie scene.
Aspiring bakers can get all sorts of ideas and inspiration from The Great American Baking Show, as each contestant flexes their creativity in completing the signature back, technical, and showstopper challenges. Watch out for Season 5, coming this December!
No best cooking TV show list is complete without one involving Gordon Ramsey, and this is arguably one of the most entertaining ones that he’s on! Of course, there’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, not to mention the new 24 Hours to Hell and Back. However, Hell’s Kitchen has had such a successful 18 seasons thus far, that it just had to be on this list.
Also set in a reality show format that features progressive individual elimination, with contestants split into two teams. Each episode features a different type of challenge including designing a menu, blindfolded taste tests, and full-on dinner services. At the end of the challenge, one contestant from the losing team is eliminated.
Consistent with Ramsey’s fiery and erratic temper, the elimination process changes from time to time. That makes Hell’s Kitchen not only consistently entertaining but also unpredictable, not to mention a good laugh whenever Ramsey spews off a unique criticism that could only come from him.
Nailed It! is a baking show that airs in the reality competition format as well, though with a bit of a unique twist. Where we usually see the competition running the course of a full season, Nailed It! features a winner in every episode!
Three amateur bakers compete each week in two challenges: the first involves picking one of three presented treats to recreate, and the second involves the recreation of an entire, complicated cake from scratch. At the end of the episode, the judges decide who was able to replicate the desserts best – based on both taste and presentation – and award the baker with a trophy and a $10,000 cash prize!
Nailed It! has a lot of comedic value to it, as host and comedian Nicole Byer sets about to annoy the contestants when the worst-performing baker uses the “panic button” feature to distract their competitors. Catch this hilarious cooking competition show on Netflix, with the second holiday season (and fifth overall) landing on Netflix on November 22!