Parents' Guide to

Take Home Chef

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cooking show is endearing, but lacks bite.

TV TLC Reality TV 2006
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+


What is happening with the cameras? I am seeing a lot of cabinets and ceilings and foreheads. Why did they air this poor quality filming? I love Curtis stone but this is way bad
age 10+

Take Home Chef is Cute, But Predictable

The Take Home Chef is a handsome Aussie (lots of flirting ensues) with a gift for cooking fabulous meals for women and their significant others. In each show, he approaches a woman at a grocery store and returns home with her to cook dinner. The food is yummy, and the couple (or family) always enjoys it. Take Home Chef is a fun, but not fabulous, show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Foodies will appreciate the insider tricks that Stone divulges. For example, in one episode, he suggests spearing grilled shrimp with slices of sugarcane rather than plain wood skewers to make the food sweeter. Viewers looking for compelling reality fare may be disappointed -- Stone's energy and useful tips help keep viewers' attention, but the episodes feel a bit weak without the surprises, challenges, or suspenseful moments inherent in most reality TV -- but fans of cooking shows will likely find Take Home Chef tasty enough.

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