The new cooking show Chef vs. Wild throws chefs into the wild and motivates them to seek out enough ingredients in the wild to devise exquisite dishes.
Just when you thought TV producers had run out of new cooking show format ideas, along comes Chef vs. Wild, a culinary-focused reality show that works as a crossover that blends MasterChef with Survivor.
The result is a pretty interesting show that demonstrates the resourcefulness, determination and competitiveness of chefs in the wild, the kind where they have no choice but to make do.
What will happen in Chef vs. Wild
In each episode of Chef vs. Wild, two chefs are flown by helicopter to remote locations along with a survivor and a wilderness survival expert. They must search and find enough ingredients in the wild to concoct an exquisite meal.
The series is produced by Leftfield Pictures and David Chang in collaboration with Vox Media Studios and is hosted by chef and adventurer Kiran Jethwa.
Chefs aren’t forced to prepare their meals at a campfire with a knife like Rambo’s, as you might imagine. Once they’ve gathered all their ingredients, they are then invited to the “wilderness kitchen” where they will prepare a meal for Jethwa host and wilderness food expert Valerie Segrest. The aforementioned two will choose a winner.
Participating cooks are already passionate about food preparation and have plenty of experience spending time in the great outdoors. They include Katie Coss of Tulsa, a former chef at Sean Brock’s Husk in Nashville, as well as James Beard Award winner and author Alan Bergo.
The newest and most exciting cooking show, Chefs vs. Wild, will premiere on Hulu on September 26.
There’s a real chance that in the future, Romanian TV stations will pick up the concept and adapt it for the Romanian small screen. It remains to be seen if this will be the case.