Tournament of Champions Season 2 with Guy Fieri is coming to Food Network in March and it is going to be even more exciting than last year! To get started Guy has invited 8 chefs to try and earn the 8th seed in the East and West coast brackets to kick off the competition. They will join East Coast chefs Madison Cowan, Maneet Chauhan, Darnell Ferguson, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Christian Petroni and Bryan Voltaggio. Representing the West Coast are the chefts Cat Cora, Antonia Lofaso, Brian Malarkey, Aaron May, Jet Tila, Michael Voltaggio, and the defending champion Brooke Williamson. Simon Majumdar and Justin Warner will be commenting and there will be a rotating set of judges that include: Scott Conant, Giada De Laurentiis, Traci Des Jardins, Rocco DiSpirito, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, and Jonathan Waxman.
Each time a chef wins a round this year they were will a donation in their name to a favorite local restaurant that is need of some help. For the second year they are bringing back the Twitter partnership that allows fans to fill out their own bracket for prizes as well. The tournament will conclude in a 2 hour episode in mid April and the winner will get some nice prizes.
Love the competition style of Tournament of Champions Season 2 and we are still trying to decide who our favorite is with so many good chefs.
Guy Fieri is back with the toughest bracket-style culinary competition where 16 of the best chefs from the East and West coasts go head-to-head in sudden-death cooking battles on Tournament of Champions II. The action-packed, sports-like tournament kicks off on Sunday, March 7th at 8pm, and each 90-minute episode is filled with unpredictable action, fierce rivalries, and shocking upsets. The chefs’ skills will be pushed to the limit in each round, as they face new ingredients, tougher cooking styles and more interesting equipment options on the randomizer machine that determines the parameters for each cook-off, including the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time. The pressure is intense, and emotions are high as the elite chefs enter this blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be, or what cooking challenges they will face, and will have their dishes judged blindly by a panel of distinguished experts. Hunter Fieri follows all the action backstage during the deliberation, capturing the reactions of the chefs as their dishes are judged, getting the raw emotions of elation and frustration as bracket victors move on while others face elimination. The chefs will only go as far as their dishes take them – win and advance or lose and go home. Fans can also stream extended episodes of the tournament and after show on discovery+ featuring even more nail-biting action and behind-the-scenes conversations with Guy and the competitors.