'Fast Foodies': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about TruTV's unscripted show
The show will see winners from 'Top Chef' and 'Iron Chef' recreating a celebrity guests' favorite fast food item
Back in October last year, TruTV had ordered 10 episodes of the unscripted reality series titled 'Fast Foodies', which combined comedy with cooking with a good measure of celebrities and talented chefs who've won 'Top Chef' and 'Iron Chef'. Season 1 is gearing up for release soon and before you decide to set your DVRs to record this, here's all you need to know about the show. This might help you decided if it's going to be worth the binge.
'Fast Foodies' Season 1 will release on February 4, 2021. A new fast-paced episode clocking 30 minutes each will air every Thursday between 10.30 pm to 11 pm ET on TruTV.
The premise of the show is very simple. Every episode of 'Fast Foodies' will revolve around 'Top Chef' winners Kristen Kish and Jeremy Ford and 'Iron Chef' winner Justin Sutherland's attempts to recreate a celebrity guest's favorite fast food item. For those wondering if there's more to this upcoming show, here's some more information.
This show promises "food, comedy, and raucous debauchery" in equal measures, Mr Corie Henson, executive vice president, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV confirmed the same. "The stakes have never been lower, but it’s a blast to spend the night with Kristen, Jeremy, and Justin, and you’ll never look at your favorite fast food the same way again after seeing the works of art these three culinary geniuses are creating every week," Henson further added about the show, according to a Deadline report. On the other hand, executive producer Michael Rucker called the series “a cooking show where the food is relatable and inspirational while also being hilarious and not full of itself.”
Kristen is the winner of Season 10 of 'Top Chef'. She took the winning title home in 2013 becoming the first woman of color to do so. After the show, she was working as chef de cuisine at Menton, a restaurant owned by James Beard award-winning restauranteur Barbara Lynch, but in a year she realized that she didn't want to stay restricted to the confines of a restaurant kitchen. Lynch decided to not hold her back and encouraged her to go spread her wings, according to an NBC report.
She went on to open up her own restaurant and gathering place near a lakeside called Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. Kish combines her precise training inspired by French and Italian traditions, using the finest produce that Texas has to offer, and creates dishes that resonate with her experiences growing up and travels.
Jeremy Ford won Season 13 of 'Top Chef'. Just like Kish, Ford too left his job as chef de cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant, Matador Room, and decided to branch out in the Food & Beverage industry himself. His first restaurant, Stubborn Seed, in 2017, received critical acclaim and he then decided to work towards debuting another restaurant that he had been dreaming of for the longest time.
A number of websites released information about what his sophomore outing in the restaurant industry was going to look like. Miami Eater stated that it was going to be called 'Afishonado' and it would offer a "casual, refined ocean-centric dining experience with coastal cuisine.” The restaurant was touted to be open for business in 2020 but the coronavirus pandemic played havoc with the schedule and new information on that front is yet to be released by Ford and his team.
Justin Sutherland won 'Iron Chef America' title in 2018. He is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta and he successfully defeated celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli in an episode that aired on July 8 of that year. They were required to work with a whole lamb and after his win was aired on TV, many food lovers made a beeline to his two restaurants, Handsome Hog and Pearl and The Thief, to sample his expertise with whole animal cooking, according to a report.
All three chefs will be cooking for a lineup of celebrities that includes names like Joel McHale, James Van Der Beek, Andy Richter, Amanda Seales, Ron Funches, Charlotte McKinney, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, Fortune Feimster, GaTa, and Bobby Lee.
You can check out the trailer for this show by clicking on the play button on the video below.
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