Bravo is creating yet another spin-off of its successful competition series. Its working title is Top Chef Extreme, and it’s a search for the “Ultimate Top Chef.” How mega-extreme!
The show features head-to-head competition between all-stars from previous seasons of Top Chef and Top Chef Masters; Bravo describes those as “three rounds of extreme culinary challenges,” which sounds a little–or a lot–like Chopped. Here’s how the competition works:
“In each episode of the newest extension of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning franchise, two of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from Top Chef and Top Chef Masters past seasons will face off head-to-head in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges. The winners of each of these dream chef’testant battles will all compete against one another in the season finale in a definitive battle royal of pure gastronomic talent and ambition.”
While contestants have yet to be announced, the press release mentions “old rivalries,” and this sounds like a fun twist that’s preferable to a typical all-star season.