Season two of hit series ‘Next Level Chef’ to air after Super Bowl LVII on FOX
Studio Ramsay Global (SRG), the recently formed worldwide production venture created by Gordon Ramsay and FOX Entertainment, will expand its prolific production slate with the U.S. launch of the innovative new series “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars,” it was announced Monday by FOX Entertainment President of Alternative Entertainment & Specials Rob Wade. Additionally, season two of Ramsay’s hit series “Next Level Chef,” also from SRG, is set to premiere immediately following Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, on FOX.
Award-winning chef, restaurateur and presenter Ramsay puts his knives aside as he hunts for the most exciting and innovative new food & drink entrepreneurs in his brand-new competition series, “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars.” This time, he's prepared to put his money where his mouth is, by backing the winner with an investment to take their idea to the next level. But to win Ramsay’s support, it will take more than just a great idea. As he pushes contestants to their limits through a series of relentless challenges, they’ll have to prove they possess the raw ingredients required to succeed: drive, dedication, creativity, passion and talent. Being the last entrepreneur standing will earn the winner a life-changing reward. They just need to survive Ramsay – the only angel investor.
“It has always been incredibly important to me to support and foster the endeavors of the next generation of extraordinary culinary talent,” Ramsay said. “ ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars’ challenges me to do exactly that, all while raising the stakes with my own investment and a whole new level of mentorship and challenge, pushing those with the skills and drive to make it all the way to the top. The future of our food industry has never been more exciting, and I can’t wait for audiences to follow our search across the country as we unearth some of the most entrepreneurial talent out there.”
Wade said, “Launching a culinary business is challenging enough. Building it into a successful enterprise is an entirely different animal. Gordon has accomplished both many times over. One of the world’s elite chefs and the embodiment of a true entrepreneur, he will tap into his deep well of culinary skills, acute business acumen and ability to take risks in this new series to challenge, mentor and inspire our contestants to bring out their best and find his next protégé. Fueled by the momentum of ‘Next Level Chef,’ ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars’ is the perfect show to next come out of the gate as we continue to grow Studio Ramsay Global together.”
“Next Level Chef,” the first series to launch out of SRG, was the season’s No. 1 (tie) new entertainment series in adults 18-49 after launching on FOX in January. The series premiere of the culinary gauntlet competition show ranked as the highest-rated debut of the season in A18-49 and was the No. 3 most-streamed FOX unscripted debut ever, drawing 4.1 million viewers across Hulu and FOX NOW to date.
Produced by Studio Ramsay Global and FAE, “Next Level Chef” is the next evolution in cooking competitions, with a one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet set on an iconic stage that looms over three stories high. Each level contains a stunningly different kitchen – from the glistening top floor to the challenging bottom of the basement, the ingredients match the environment, because Ramsay believes the true test of great chefs is not only what they can do in the best of circumstances, but what kind of magic they can create in the worst.
Joined by two elite names in the food world, chefs Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais, Ramsay once again will open the competition and scour the country for the very best line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners and everything in between and take them under their wings. With a level playing field, each cook will compete with the goal of finding the food world’s newest superstar.
Additionally, FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi, will launch a Gordon Ramsay FAST channel, as it increases its linear offerings to complement the platform’s current lineup of more than 100 sports and local news channels.
Viewers can currently watch season one of “Next Level Chef” with On Demand, Tubi, FOX NOW and Hulu.