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Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

  • Premiered: 
    March 4, 2020
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Guy Fieri, TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS is a five-part tournament during which 16 of the nation's most celebrated chefs go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style culinary competition. These elite chefs enter the blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be nor what cooking challenges they will face, because a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time for each of the cook-offs. Broken down into a tournament of East Coast vs. West Coast, the chefs are:

East Coast: Maneet Chauhan, Rocco DiSpirito, Elizabeth Falkner, Darnell Ferguson, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Christian Petroni

West Coast: Richard Blais, Eric Greenspan, Antonia Lofaso, Beau Macmillan, Jet Tila, Marcel Vigneron, Michael Voltaggio, and Brooke Williamson

Simon Majumdar and Justin Warner deliver real time play-by-play as all the action unfolds in front of a live audience and continues backstage while the competitors mull over their work while listening in on the judges' deliberation. Deciding who advances in each round is a rotating panel of expert judges including, Michelle Bernstein, Traci Des Jardin, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai, and Jonathan Waxman.

In the 90-minute season opener, "The Tournament Begins," welcomes 16 of the greatest chefs in the world. The chefs are ranked, and the first round battle lines are drawn, setting up epic clashes between two best friends, a would-be David and Goliath, and a motivated underdog determined to take out the one of the competition's heaviest hitters.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10-11:30pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered the finale of TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS. In the 90-minute season ender, "A Champion is Crowned," the tournament concludes with two stunning semifinal battles and an epic finale that rocks the food world and crowns an unforgettable new champion.