A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series is a competition, but features creative and interesting ways to prepare dishes that demonstrates the chef’s passion for cooking and food. The expert commentary also educated viewers about different foods and techniques.
Positive Role Models
Chefs are shown bragging or showing off, but it is all in good fun. All the chefs love what they do. Even when chefs lose, they show good sportsmanship.
Violence & Scariness
Despite the title and the presence of sharp cooking knives, it isn’t violent. During one episode a gas torch accidentally exploded during, but no one was seriously hurt.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some mild sexual innuendo, including references to foods being "sexy." Most (if not all) of it will go over the heads of younger viewers.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, champagne, and cocktails are sometimes served to judges before and during a meal. At the end of Cat Cora's competitions, she and her staff do a shot of ouzo.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this action-packed series features renowned chefs facing off in a cooking competition. Despite the presence of lots of sharp knives and references to "battles," the series focuses on technique and interesting dishes. The judges comments sometimes contain some mild sexual innuendo that will go over the heads of most young viewers. Wine, champagne, and cocktails are sometimes served to judges before and during a meal. Kids might not be too interested, but it's mild enough for cooking fans of all ages.
Is It Any Good?
The fun and high-energy series showcases how chefs combine humor and culinary genius to quickly create new flavors and sophisticated dishes. While the chefs are too busy to talk extensively about what they are doing while they are cooking, the commentators offer lots of information about the ingredients they are using. They also speculate about the recipes that are being put together.
There's lots of good-natured bragging and showing off, and on occasion a guest judge takes the competition a bit too seriously. But ultimately, the chefs featured here demonstrate a passion for cooking while having a good time doing it. It's definitely a great series that's mild enough for cooking fans to and foodies of all ages savor.
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