Wall of Chefs

Wall of Chefs is a Canadian reality television series, which premiered February 3, 2020 on Food Network.[1] Hosted by Noah Cappe, the series features four amateur home chefs per episode competing in culinary challenges, judged by a rotating panel featuring some of Canada's most prominent chefs and restaurateurs.[2] After each round, one of the competitors is eliminated, and the winner of the episode is awarded $10,000.[3]

Wall of Chefs
WallOfChefs.jpeg
GenreCooking, competition
Presented byNoah Cappe
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Production
Production companyInsight Productions
Release
Original networkFood Network
Original releaseFebruary 3, 2020 (2020-02-03) –
present

The series features three rounds of challenges: "Crowd-Pleaser", where all four competitors are asked to prepare their own most popular dish; "Chef's Fridge", in which the three remaining competitors are challenged to create a dish using three ingredients revealed by one of the professional chefs as staple ingredients in their own fridges; and "Restaurant-Worthy", in which the two finalists are challenged to create a restaurant-calibre dish inspired by one of the judges' own signature dishes.[4]

Twelve chefs appear as the "Wall of Chefs" on each episode, with four of them judging each round before all of the chefs vote on the final winner of the episode. A total of 33 chefs appeared overall throughout the first season of the series, including Hugh Acheson, Suzanne Barr, Massimo Capra, Alex Chen, Lynn Crawford, Christine Cushing, Rob Feenie, Rob Gentile, Susur Lee, Nick Liu, Dale MacKay, Mark McEwan and Todd Perrin.[1]

The series is produced by Insight Productions.[3] It received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Reality/Competition Series at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards in 2021.[5]

EpisodesEdit

No.Title[6][7]Original air date Viewers
(millions)
1"Welcome to the Wall"3 Feb. 2020 (3 Feb. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

2"Bing Bam Boom"10 Feb. 2020 (10 Feb. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

  • Chef's Fridge: Set by Massimo Capra. Sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Restaurant Worthy: Restaurant-worthy pizza.
3"Buon Appetito!"17 Feb. 2020 (17 Feb. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

4"Whipped Herbed Cheese"23 Feb. 2020 (23 Feb. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

5"Gobble It Up"1 Mar. 2020 (1 Mar. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

6"Mac 'n Cheese Please!"9 Mar. 2020 (9 Mar. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

7"One Protein Two Ways"16 Mar. 2020 (16 Mar. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

8"Deulling Desserts"23 Mar. 2020 (23 Mar. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

9"Southern Comfort"30 Mar. 2020 (30 Mar. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

10"The Secret's in the Sauce"6 Apr. 2020 (6 Apr. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

  • Chef's Fridge: Set by Rob Feenie. Gem lettuce, Dijon mustard, and Merguez sausage.
  • Restaurant Worthy: Restaurant-worthy dish, focused on the sauce.
11"Pop the Champagne"1 Sep. 2020 (1 Sep. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

12"Surf & Surf and Turf & Turf"8 Sep. 2020 (8 Sep. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

13"A Jacuzzi of Butter"15 Sep. 2020 (15 Sep. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

14"The Power of Peperoncini"22 Sep. 2020 (22 Sep. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

15"Thyme Will Tell"29 Sep. 2020 (29 Sep. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

  • Chef's Fridge: Set by Jesse Verge. Japanese turnip.
  • Restaurant Worthy: Breakfast sandwich, eggs Benedict.
16"Wee, That's Fire!"6 Oct. 2020 (6 Oct. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

17"Burger Wars"13 Oct. 2020 (13 Oct. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

18"See-Food"20 Oct. 2020 (20 Oct. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

19"Game Faces On"27 Oct. 2020 (27 Oct. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

20"Your Average Meat and Potatoes"3 Nov. 2020 (3 Nov. 2020)n/a

Challenges:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rita De Montis, "Home cooks set to face the Wall of Chefs for $10Gs prize". Toronto Sun, January 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Katie Scott, "Food Network Canada introduces ‘Wall of Chefs’". Global News, November 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Frederick Blichert, "Food Network Canada to serve up culinary competition “Wall of Chefs”". RealScreen, November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "THE WALL HAS SPOKEN: FOOD NETWORK CANADA ANNOUNCES WALL OF CHEFS, A STACKED CULINARY COMPETITION JUDGED BY THE COUNTRY'S MOST ICONIC CHEFS". Corus Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  5. ^ Brent Furdyk, "Television Nominees Announced For 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, ‘Schitt's Creek’ Leads The Pack With 21 Nominations". ET Canada, March 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "Wall of Chefs (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  7. ^ "Wall of Chefs | Episode Guide". Food Network Canada. Archived from the original on Aug 18, 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.