Parents' Guide to

Chefs vs. Wild

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Cooking competition has survival-reality drama, language.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Great Potential Learning Opportunity

A great show to connect people with the availability of ingredients around them. Thankfully for the sake of the children, they don’t focus on the potential suffering of the contestants due to not eating/sleeping properly during the “survival” portions like they do in some shows. There is strong female representation in episode 7, and alright POC representation throughout. Both could use more.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The potential audience for this show falls within an interesting Venn diagram: Top Chef foodies, Bear Grylls-type survivalists, and environmentalists. Older tweens and teens who enjoy Discovery and Nat Geo programming, as well as kid foodies, will enjoy Chefs vs. Wild. The star of the show is the astonishingly beautiful British Columbian wilderness, and learning about its hidden culinary delights is pretty interesting. On the negative side, some survival drama is played up for TV (like, couldn't they give the poor chefs some tents instead of making them construct their own shelter?). Unsurprisingly but unfortunately, a show featuring chefs who willingly test their physical limits in the wilderness sometimes has contestants who fit very neatly in the aggressive male chef stereotype. The culinary part of the show is fairly standard, but the chefs do cook up some delectable and surprising dishes. Parts of Chefs vs. Wild are compelling, but much of it doesn't really rise above cooking competition show and reality show cliches.

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