The producer of First dates, Twenty Twenty, is behind a new co-produciton between Channel 4 and Netflix, six-parter Five Star Chef.
Central London hotel The Langham plays host to the new cooking competition with the prize for the winning chef being their own restaurant inside the hotel. The competition will be judged by Langham head chef Michel Roux Jr.
The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Factual Entertainment Alf Lawrie, with commissioning editor for Factual Entertainment Daniel Fromm.
Across six episodes, Michel and his panel of judges will score a range of challenges across six weeks, from lavish banquets to late-night room service, high-concept fusion dishes to hotel dining classics.
The chefs are drawn from a wide range of cooking backgrounds, each with a vision for their own restaurant.
Twenty Twenty director of Programmes Ruth Kelly said: “Our ambition is to produce a distinctive series with scale and purpose that pushes the boundaries of competition format programming.”
Daniel Fromm, who commissioned the series for Channel 4 said: “With such a life changing prize at stake this will be a hotly contested competition, showcasing the best culinary talent in the UK.”
Five Star Chef is executive produced by Ruth Kelly and Amanda Westwood, and the showrunner is Katy Fryer. Series editor is Philip McCreery and series producer is Charlotte Gillies.
Five Star Chef format is distributed by Warner Bros International Television Production.
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