Culinary Innovators Jonathan Waxman and Chris Oh to Judge
Alongside Host Max Silvestri
Bravo’s brand new cooking competition series “Recipe for Deception” will be premiering Thursday, January 21 at 10pm ET/PT. Judges Chris Oh and Jonathan Waxman join host Max Silvestri in this fast-paced and innovative competition show where a chef’s ability to lie is almost as important as their culinary skill. In each episode, Silvestri guides four new chefs through three head-to-head elimination rounds in which they are tasked with creating a stunning dish featuring a main ingredient. Based on the popular parlor game “Two Truths and a Lie,” competing chefs ask each other three “yes or no” questions to determine what their mystery component is, and their opponent answers strategically with two truthful answers and one outright lie.
Judges Oh and Waxman grade the chefs on their final dishes based on overall quality and how well they incorporate their secret ingredient. In the final round, eliminated chefs have a chance to scheme their way back into the competition by trading potentially valuable information about the undisclosed ingredient for a chance at the $10,000 prize.
In the first two episodes, the following contestants will be competing head-to-head:
Jordan Andino – New York, NY, Chef Proprietor at 2nd City West Village
Todd Coleman – New York, NY, Co-Founder at Delicious Contents
Chris Gentile – San Diego, CA, Executive Chef/Partner at Double Standard Modern Kitchenette
Dina Hanna – Los Angeles, CA, CEO and Executive Chef at Grhaze Inc.
Lorena Garcia – Caracas, Venezuela, Competitor on the show Top Chef Masters
Rick Moonen – New York, NY, Owner and Chef at Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood
Art Smith – Jasper, FL, Previously Personal Chefs for Jeb Bush & Oprah Winfrey
Bryan Voltaggio – Frederick, MD, Sixth Season Winner of Top Chef