Chef Boot Camp

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (24)

Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere ? the chefs running the kitchen. The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens. Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role. With their jobs on the line, these chefs will attempt to not only survive but thrive in Chef Boot Camp and prove to their owners they have the talent and passion it takes to succeed.

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Seasons
The Bottom Line
6. The Bottom Line
May 13, 2021
Chef Cliff Crooks helps a first-time head chef in Portland, Maine, understand budgeting; an inexperienced chef at a family restaurant in Scranton, Pa.; a chef in Syracuse, N.Y., whose care eats up time and profits.
Show Me the Intensity
5. Show Me the Intensity
May 6, 2021
Chef Cliff Crooks mentors a 23-year-old head chef with too much attitude at her family's restaurant, an owner who needs to be more assertive and a former hotel owner who sold the business but stayed on to run the kitchen.
I Will Be Great... Tomorrow
4. I Will Be Great... Tomorrow
April 29, 2021
The chef and co-owner of a soul food restaurant in Albany, N.Y., needs to branch out from her mom's recipes and two chefs need chef Cliff's help finding their passion for food again.
Three Dreams
3. Three Dreams
April 22, 2021
Chef Cliff Crooks connects with a chef in Connecticut who needs to branch out from wings and burgers, a chef in need of a confidence boost in Long Beach, N.Y., and a restaurant owner suffering from a lack of cooking and restaurant experience.
Sloppy, Snarky and Silent
2. Sloppy, Snarky and Silent
April 15, 2021
Chef Cliff Crooks works with a timid chef in Kittery, Maine, whose boss questions his ability to lead, a sloppy and unskilled chef in Horseheads, N.Y., and a chef with an attitude problem in Albany, N.Y.
Have a Little Faith
1. Have a Little Faith
April 8, 2021
A chef jeopardizes a local favorite spot in Port Jefferson, N.Y.; a chef refuses to change the menu at a seafood restaurant in New Haven, Conn.; a daughter and head chef with no drive for her mom's dream in East Meadow, N.Y.
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Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere ? the chefs running the kitchen. The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens. Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role. With their jobs on the line, these chefs will attempt to not only survive but thrive in Chef Boot Camp and prove to their owners they have the talent and passion it takes to succeed.

Chef Boot Camp is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2021.

Where to Watch Chef Boot Camp

Chef Boot Camp is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chef Boot Camp on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Food Network, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (24)