Pressure Cooker' is a relentless, mind-bending emotional roller coaster ride for sixteen aggressive wannabe 'Rock Star' male and female Chefs. The pace is frantic and the personalities are driven and diverse. There's no shortage of ego here! It is the most brutal elimination culinary ""black box"" (unknown ingredients) competition ever staged. Chefs find themselves confronting a punishing cooking gauntlet riddled with emotional skill-testing trip-wires and ruthless timeframes.
Competing Chefs are formed into teams through random selection. Each team elects an Executive Chef who makes all final decisions. Each episode is a 'Match' and requires teams to prepare three to nine dishes - some matched with wines, in a very short timeframe.
All dishes are judged by a panel of three highly qualified Tasting Judges. Teams are also judged by a squad of Kitchen Judges who overlook kitchen behaviour and culinary malpractice. When the 'Match' is over and one or more chefs have to be eliminated, the Kitchen Judges are saddled with the unenviable job of dismissal. A difficult job filled with indignation and regret. Through nine, one-hour episodes, ‘Pressure Cooker’ are nothing less than a scarring marathon that tests culinary talents, emotional fortitude, mental agility and physical stamina.
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Run Time: 9 x 60 Minutes