Outchef’d is returning to Food Network to give some more cooks the surprise of a lifetime. The popular series’ second season will air on Thursday, June 15, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The program will also be available to watch on Discovery Plus and Food Network.
As in the previous season, presenter Eddie Jackson will surprise the confident home chefs who believe they are going to deliver an audition with a challenge. The chefs will have to make cuisine that is better than that of some of the world’s most famous chefs, and the meals will be reviewed by a blind-tasting panel of four ordinary folks. To win the $5,000 cash prize, the home chef just needs one vote.
Season 2 of Outchef’d also featured some unexpected guests.
To win the tournament, the world-renowned chefs will need all four votes. This season’s chefs are:
- Alex Guarnaschelli is the executive chef of New York’s renowned Butter restaurant.
- Antonia Lofaso: Scopa Italian Roots owner and Top Chef participant
- Darnell Ferguson: Super Chef Grudge Match Host
- Eric Adjepong: Alex Vs. America host and Top Chef season 16 finalist
- Geoffrey Zakarian is the owner of many New York restaurants and a Chopped participant.
Joe Sasto: Former RN74, Cotogna, and Cal Mare player.Kelsey Bernard Clark is the proprietor of the KBC catering business and restaurant. Outchef’d be described by Food Network as follows:
“Food Network star Eddie Jackson surprises amateur home cooks with the opportunity of a lifetime: to compete in a one-round cookoff against the world’s most competitive, acclaimed, and intimidating celebrity chefs.” To equalize the odds, the home chef simply needs ONE VOTE from a panel of random tasters to win $5,000.”
Program manager Marcus, entrepreneur Trent, project manager Mike Mazza, middle school band leader Jonathan, manager Ariana, and Mike Ryan are among the home chefs featured in Outchef’d. In each episode, one of these chefs will be shown attempting to beat a well-known chef. They will make lobster and mac & cheese, among other things. Outchef’d also have some unexpected visitors.
Eddie Jackson is the host of various cookery programs.
Eddie Jackson, 24, is a chef from Americus, Georgia. He attended the University of Arkansas and played football for them. He has previously played for the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots. Eddie, on the other hand, tore his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for the Miami Dolphins. Jackson retired in 2008 and purchased a food truck in Houston to pursue his longtime love of cooking.
He has since won the Food Network Star competition in 2015 and the MasterChef competition in 2013. He subsequently launched his own TV program, BBQ Blitz, which lasted just six episodes in 2015. Eddie has hosted the Kids BBQ Championship since 2016 and regularly judges the Clash of the Grandmas. He also hosts the Christmas Cookie Challenge. Jackson was a judge on Halloween Wars seasons 11 and 12 and the team leader on BBQ Brawl.