Our House Media is taking home cooks from the frying pan into the fire with its upcoming series, So You Think You Can Be a Chef.
The 14 x 30-minute series, currently in the final stages of casting, begins production in September for a projected 2017 debut on Makeful, a Canadian lifestyle specialty channel and brand owned by Blue Ant Media.
The series will pair contestants with restaurants that serve their favorite cuisines – ranging from Italian to Indian, from comfort food to French bistro-style – and after giving them a crash course in restaurant management, place them in the kitchens to oversee the establishment’s dinner service. The real chefs of each restaurant will be watching the proceedings on a monitor and offering advice to the hopefuls via earpiece.
“This series gives the viewer a fun peek into the world of frenetic, high-stress restaurant kitchens,” said Our House Media president Joe Houlihan (pictured) in a statement. “As one of the chefs we’re working with said, ‘It’s like asking someone who flies model planes to get behind the controls of a 737.’”
Houlihan will exec produce along with Our House CEO Simon Lloyd. Series producer is Marshall Kaplan.