A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It’s a cooking competition, but also highlights Gordon Ramsay’s belief that the contestants are talented, and have what it takes to make it.
Positive Role Models
Gordon Ramsay is terse, loud, and critical, but is also helpful and stoic in his belief that the contestants can succeed. The other mentors are also strong, demanding, and offer constructive criticism. Contestants get annoyed with each other on occasion, but are mostly supportive.
The entire cast of chefs come from all walks of life, are men and women, and are from a variety of racial/ethnic backgrounds. Some have professional experience, and some do not.
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Violence & Scariness
There’s plenty of yelling, and on occasion food gets thrown.
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Words like "pissed" are audible, and there's lots of bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of appliance brands like Infrico and Waring are featured. References to streaming platforms like Twitch.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There are references to wanting a drink. Alcohol is used in dishes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Next Level Chef is an installment of the Gordon Ramsay cooking show franchise. It offers the expected cooking challenges, as well as Ramsey's trademark yelling, strong language, bleeped curses, and kitchen appliance brands. Social media platforms and streaming services like Twitch are also referenced. The show's overall message supports the idea that regardless of background, those passionate about cooking can be successful chefs if they work hard and are willing to learn.
Is It Any Good?
This formulaic cooking competition features Gordon Ramsay offering his well-known brand of high-tempered, foul-mouthed commentary. Meanwhile, co-stars Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais, each very successful chefs in their own right, play a major role in the contest, and add lots of flair. But the overall show also underscores their belief in the fact that anyone, regardless of their culinary starting points, or the quality of their kitchens, can succeed at being an outstanding chef if they are willing to listen to mentors, and commit to learning and working hard. As a result, the chefs offer constructive support, and celebrate the winners and the losers. For those who like cooking competition shows, Next Level Chef will be entertaining.
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