Tournament of Champions on Food Network with Guy Fieri will be a five-episode series that will start with 16 chefs going head-to-head before we get to the final round of two where a winner will be announced. These chefs will have complete a series of challenges from Guy which will create some very competitive situations for a cooking show.
The cool part of Tournament of Champions, that will also appeal to the social media generation, is that these challengers will be nominated by the fans as Guy has already put out of video asking for these nominations. Not only that, but fans will also be able to influence the bracket lineup as well by voting to rank each one of the chefs. This is a great way to have a cooking competition and we hope that the actual show also lives up to the hype.
Tournament of Champions should go into production this December and we will be able to watch it sometime in March and we are excited. We are going to head over and vote and try to get our favorite chefs into the competition and hope that Guy Fieri and Food Network have some really competitive and new challenges ready for Tournament of Champions to test their skills.
Food Network has teamed up with Guy Fieri on a new bracket-style culinary competition, Tournament of Champions, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The five-episode series will feature 16 talented chefs going head-to-head as Guy puts their cooking skills to the test in a series of challenges using ingredients and special cooking tools and equipment all while racing against the clock. The difficulty of the challenges increases with each round of the tournament, while the coveted spots decrease to eight in the second round, then to four, until there are only two chefs in the final round. A call for challenger nominations issued last week to fans by Fieri and the network on social has already racked up over 1 million views and more than 70,000 engagements. Fans will also have the chance to influence the bracket lineups once the final competitors are announced by voting on social for which chef they think should be ranked number one. Then, timed to the series premiere, viewers will be able to fill out their own brackets as they track the action week to week to see how their picks stand up. This edge-of-your-seat competition will begin production this December and will have a timely launch in March.
“Guy’s call to action for fans to nominate the chefs that they think are the best of the best and should earn one of the coveted tournament spots instantly became the most viewed videos on Food Network’s social platforms within the past 90 days, with over a million views and counting,” said White. “With so much fan engagement and enthusiasm already happening before the show even begins production, we cannot wait to launch this exciting new tournament in March!”
“Cooking and sports are two of my greatest passions,” said Guy Fieri. “What people don’t realize is that the competitive fire that drives professional athletes also drives the best chefs in the world. So, with Tournament of Champions, I’m having the greatest culinary athletes in the world go head-to-head in a knock-down, drag-out bracket style competition that’s going to be off the hook. Let the games begin!”