By Martin Brown,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Chain-focused competition features alcohol, sexual humor.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about creative problem solving.
Positive Role Models
Participants show creativity, adaptability, resourcefulness, and supportiveness.
The three host chefs, Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford, and Justin Sutherland, are Asian American, White, and Black . There's substantial effort to cast for diversity (and Chef Justin promotes diversity via slogans on his hats and shirts).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sex jokes, innuendo, and body part humor.
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Some profanity is used ("s--t," "ass," etc.) but the "f" word is bleeped out.
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Products & Purchases
Each episode is built around a signature dish from a fast-food chain restaurant.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol is heavily featured, as the chefs usually drink alcohol before, during, and after work. No drug use or smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fast Foodies is a cooking competition show that focuses on re-creating fast food dishes. Three chefs (Kirsten Kish, Justin Sutherland, and Jeremy Ford, all Top Chef alums) first try to re-create the signature dish of a popular fast-food restaurant, then attempt to make an elevated version of the dish. Each episode features a celebrity guest who chooses the dish and judges the results. The show's atmosphere is casual, and the chefs drink alcohol throughout each episode.
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What's the Story?
FAST FOODIES is a casual competition show about casual dining. Each episode, the three hosts (Chefs Kirsten Kish, Justin Sutherland, and Jeremy Ford) are challenged by a celebrity guest to re-create a favorite fast-food dish and then make it fancy.
Is It Any Good?
There's something intriguing about a zero-stakes food competition show. To fit its cuisine, Fast Foodies creates a casual environment that includes trophies instead of prizes and punishments for losing, like getting shot with hot dogs out of a t-shirt gun (sorry for the spoilers). The freewheeling atmosphere allows the chefs to test out wild ideas and support one another in the process, but without a real investment in the "why" they're cooking, the show just comes off like a sneaky advertorial for the fast-food chains.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about fast food. What sort of casual dining dish would you like to see the chefs take on? What sorts of things do the chefs do to make their meals taste like the fast-food chain's?
What does it mean to elevate a dish? How do the chefs put their own spin on the dishes?
- Premiere date: February 4, 2021
- Cast: Justin Sutherland
- Network: truTV
- Genre: Game Shows
- Topics: Cooking and Baking
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: May 18, 2023
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