'Next Level Chef': Jonathan Harrison sparks war between Richard Blais, Gordon Ramsay
Unfortunately for Gordon, Richard had already picked Jonathan to be on his team on 'Next Level Chef'
Jonathan Harrison lived out every chef's dream when he managed to get celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Richard Blais to compete over him on FOX's show 'Next Level Chef'. The new culinary competition show features fifteen contestants ranging from home cooks to pro chefs competing for a chance to win the grand prize of $250,000 and be mentored by some big names in the culinary world.
Nyesha Arrington, Richard, and Gordon act as not only the judges but also mentors on the show. Each of these celebrity chefs has five contestants on their team, who they get to mentor through the course of the season. In the end, only one contestant from one of the teams will be crowned the winner, and the celebrity chefs are willing to fight tooth and nail to have the winning contestant on their team. The pilot episode already gave us a peek at the intense competition amongst the chefs as Richard and Gordon fought really hard to get Jonathan on their team.
Who is Jonathan Harrison on 'Next Level Chef'?
Jonathan is a 29-year-old from Columbiana, Alabama. Jonathan brought a little bit of his southern pride to the culinary competition when he decided to whip up pork steak with a fennel and apple salad with citrus vinaigrette dressing. The dish was such a hit amongst the judges that each of them wanted him on their team. Unfortunately for Gordon, Richard had already picked Jonathan to be on his team. This didn't deter Gordon from trying his best to persuade the contestant to switch teams by asking him if he would like to swap teams and join Team Gordon instead.
An extremely stressed Jonathan began weighing out his options as both the celebrity chefs fought with each other over him. Finally, Jonathan decided that he would continue to stay on Team Blais as Richard had picked him first. While Richard complimented Jonathan's integrity, Gordon looked very upset with the loss. After watching the judges' rave about Jonathan's food it wouldn't be wrong to assume that he might be a professional chef, but that isn't the case.
Jonathan is a science-camp co-ordinator, who is a home cook. He revealed in his introduction that on Friday nights his driveway turns into a little restaurant. Despite being a home cook, Jonathan appears to be fairly confident about his chances of winning as he declares that he has a good understanding of flavors and cooking techniques. He believes that his skills and his southern cooking style might just get him the $250,000 prize! Looking at the strong first impression he made on the judges, we wouldn't be surprised if Jonathan does win the competition.
'Next Level Chef' airs on Sundays at 8/7c on FOX.