CHICAGO - The first season comes to an end on March 2, but audiences can breathe easy: There will be a next season of "Next Level Chef."
FOX Entertainment has renewed the hit Gordon Ramsay reality competition series for a second season. File this news item under "not surprising but welcome."
"We’re always thrilled when a new series resonates with audiences, but in this case, we’re doubly so, because this one was the first to come out of our new venture with Gordon and Studio Ramsay Global," said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment.
"We’d like to thank our partners at Studio Ramsay Global, and, of course, Gordon, our talented chefs and our amazing crew, for an epic season one. And we know season two will continue to be ‘next level’ television."
Ramsay had this to add: "With audiences as excited about the new show as we are, we can’t wait to introduce another group of incredibly talented chefs in season two."
In the season one finale, airing March 2 at 9 p.m. Eastern on FOX, the remaining three contestants are challenged to create three dishes in 90 minutes — one on each of the show’s "levels." After dreaming up "an appetizer in the basement, a seafood dish in the middle kitchen and a meat-focused dish in the top-level kitchen," the victorious chef will win the season, earning a $250,000 grand prize and a year-long mentorship with Ramsay and fellow judges Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blaise.
FOX calls "Next Level Chef" "the next evolution in cooking competitions, as Ramsay has designed a one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet, set on an iconic stage like you’ve never seen. Over three stories high, each floor contains a stunningly different kitchen. From the glistening top floor to the challenging bottom of the basement, the ingredients match the environment, because Ramsay believes the true test of great chefs is not only what they can do in the best of circumstances, but what kind of magic they can create in the worst!"
In addition to announcing the second-season renewal, FOX also announced that casting for season two has begun. Aspiring competitors can apply online at NextLevelChefCasting.com.
More charming British chefs, streaming (for free!) on Tubi
Britain’s Best Bakery (2014): It is, as they say, what it says on the tin. "Britain’s Best Bakery" is a pleasantly watchable, extremely British reality series in which the search for the finest scones and muffins in all the land is conducted. If you like the technical challenges on "The Great British Bake-Off," you’ll love seeing the Yorkshire parkins, sausage rolls, Donker Bread and other treats. One season, 20 episodes.
Mary Berry’s Absolute Favorites (2014): "Great British Bake-Off" icon Mary Berry cooks up comfort food in her cozy kitchen, casually coaxing curious cooks into concocting Berry’s favorite recipes. (No, we will not apologize for any of that alliteration.) One season, eight episodes.
About Gordon Ramsay/Studio Ramsay Global
Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, seen by audiences worldwide in more than 200 territories, and he is the only talent on air in the U.S. with four primetime national network shows. He hosts and executive-produces NEXT LEVEL CHEF, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, in addition to specials, including 2021’s "Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip."
Ramsay and FOX Entertainment recently announced their leading new worldwide production venture, Studio Ramsay Global, to develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for FOX, Tubi and global markets.
His earlier multimedia production company, Studio Ramsay, was launched in the U.K. in 2016 to create and develop unscripted, digital and scripted programming, focusing on new formats and innovative programming, as well as fostering new talent. Its shows include GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, which was the highest-rated food show of 2019; "The F-Word Live With Gordon Ramsay"; "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted," on National Geographic Channel, which airs in 172 countries and 43 languages worldwide; the ratings hit and BAFTA-nominated "Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip," for ITV; "Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance," on BBC1; the daytime cooking series "Culinary Genius," which premiered on ITV in the U.K., and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S.; the ITV series "The Savoy" and "Gordon on Cocaine"; and the highly popular children’s series "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," starring Tilly Ramsay, for U.K. children’s channel CBBC.
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