Details are in on the Jamie Oliver-produced BBC America show, Chef Race: UK vs US: first of all, it premieres on October 2 at 9:00PM ET, although there is a “special preview” on September 29 at 10:00PM. So, pick one? Anyway, Chef Race pits a group of British chefs against a group of American ones as they race across the country from Los Angeles to New York doing things like cooking entire bisons. It stars a bunch of chefs that are likely unfamiliar to American audiences — with the possible exception of Sugar Ray drummer Stan Frazier, who is apparently a “a passionate home cook.” It’s unclear whether Jamie Oliver ever actually appears on the show; it’s hosted by Claire Robinson of the Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix and British restaurateur Richard Corrigan.
The full list of contestants, a summary of the first four episodes, and much more is included in the press release below. There’s also a preview that reveals the fact that the chefs all wear bandanas with their flags on them, and also one British chef tells an American, “We have morals. Obviously you Americans don’t.” Fun.
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