Channel 4 and Netflix are delighted to announce the brand-new co-production Five Star Chef (6 x 60’).
This high-stakes new competition series will pit some of Britain’s brightest and most ambitious chefs against one another for a jaw-dropping prize: their own restaurant in one of Britain’s most historic hotels.
Set within the walls of the real working hotel, the competition will be judged by culinary legend and Langham head chef Michel Roux Jr.
Across six episodes, Michel and his panel of judges will test the boundaries of the chefs’ abilities with a range of epic challenges, each based on the real skills they’ll need to survive in the unique world of Five Star dining: from lavish banquets to late-night room service, high-concept fusion dishes to hotel dining classics.
Our chefs are drawn from a wide range of cooking backgrounds, each with a vision for their own restaurant - but to turn it into reality they’ll have to survive a six week-long culinary showdown that will push them to boiling point.
Twenty Twenty Director of Programmes Ruth Kelly said: “We are thrilled to be working with Michel Roux Jr. and his team at the Langham Hotel on this exciting new format. Our ambition is to produce a distinctive series with scale and purpose that pushes the boundaries of competition format programming – with a real-world prize unlike any other, the stakes couldn’t be higher for all involved.”
Daniel Fromm, who commissioned the series for Channel 4 said: “The winner of this incredible new format will immediately be propelled to the top of the gastronomic tree with their own restaurant at one of the world’s most iconic hotels. With such a life changing prize at stake this will be a hotly contested competition, showcasing the best culinary talent in the UK.” Five Star Chef is Executive Produced by Ruth Kelly and Amanda Westwood, and the Showrunner is Katy Fryer. Series Editor is Philip McCreery and Series Producer is Charlotte Gillies.
The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Factual Entertainment, Alf Lawrie with commissioning editor for Factual Entertainment, Daniel Fromm. Five Star Chef format is distributed by Warner Bros International Television Production.