New York – BBC America has greenlit a new cooking expedition series, Chef Race: UK vs U.S., which will feature eight Brits versus eight Americans cooking and racing across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City in hopes of winning the $100,000 prize.
Throughout their journey, the chefs will be accompanied by Michelin-starred London Restaurateur Richard Corrigan (Masterchef), who will serve as a mentor and judge, with host Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix). With no money and minimal resources, the chefs must rely on their resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership and finesse in addition to their cooking skills, to win the competition.
Chef Race: UK vs U.S. will be produced by Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions, and will have Oliver (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution), Amy Chacon (The Amazing Race), Stef Wagstaffe (Undercover Boss), Roy Ackerman (Reagan, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution), Sebastian Grant (Lilly Allen and Friends) and Jo Ralling (Jamie’s American Road Trip) serving as executive producers. The series will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2012.