London – NBCUniversal International Formats has signed its twenty-second international deal for the smash-hit reality cookery show, Top Chef, in Thailand. GMM ONE TV has commissioned a 13 x 90’ local series, which will be produced by The One Enterprise Company.
Emmy award-winning Top Chef premiered in the US on Bravo in 2006. Now approaching its fourteenth season, it has been produced in 21 territories around the world, including Vietnam, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Canada. The latest deal for Thailand was brokered by NBCUniversal International Formats’ Director, Format Sales Liaison, Linfield Ng.
A global ratings success, Top Chef sees a host of aspiring chefs face-off in a battle of culinary skill. Each week the chefs undertake challenges, which not only test their cooking prowess, but also their teamwork skills and stress endurance. In every episode, one chef has to pack up their knives and go home, until the last one standing is crowned Top Chef.
Yvonne Pilkington, SVP, Format Sales & Production, NBCUniversal International Formats said: “Top Chef combines a dramatic and gripping reality competition with a fascinating insight into the hidden world of world-class cookery. Having proven successful in Indonesia and Vietnam, we are glad to have GMM ONE TV on board to extend the format to the Thai population.”