Fat Chef

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (20)

Fat Chef was a reality television show that premiered on Food Network in 2012. The show focused on helping chefs who were struggling with weight loss and unhealthy eating habits. Hosted by celebrity nutritionist Christine Avanti, the show aimed to educate viewers on the importance of healthy eating while also providing practical tips and support for professional chefs.

Each episode of Fat Chef followed a different chef who was struggling with their weight and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Christine Avanti would meet with the chef and discuss their personal health goals and the challenges they faced in achieving them. She would then work with the chef to create a personalized healthy eating plan and provide guidance on how to make healthier choices in the kitchen.

Throughout the episodes, viewers got a glimpse into the daily lives of chefs and the pressures they faced in the professional kitchen. The show highlighted the physical demands of the job, the long hours, and the stress of managing a kitchen. It also showed how these factors could contribute to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain.

One of the unique aspects of Fat Chef was its focus on creating healthy versions of classic comfort foods. Christine Avanti worked with the chefs to create recipes that were both nutritious and delicious. Viewers could learn how to make healthier versions of meals like mac and cheese, fried chicken, and pizza. The show even featured healthy dessert recipes, showing viewers that they could still indulge in sweets without sacrificing their health.

In addition to providing healthy eating advice, Christine Avanti also offered emotional support to the chefs. Many of the chefs struggled with issues like low self-esteem and body image, and Christine would offer encouragement and motivation to help them overcome these challenges.

Overall, Fat Chef was a unique and informative show that offered a fresh perspective on the world of professional cooking. It highlighted the importance of healthy eating and provided practical tips and support for chefs looking to improve their health and well-being. The show was well-received by viewers and critics alike, and it remains a popular choice for those interested in healthy eating and cooking.

Fat Chef is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 26, 2012.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 1, 2012
A cookbook author and a Brooklyn pizzeria owner vow to get in shape.
Jeff / Maggie
5. Jeff / Maggie
February 23, 2012
Jeff is a Senior Sous Chef at a Newark, NJ airport hotel and is unable to curb his appetite. Maggie is a 29-year-old pastry chef in Chicago who binges at night and has seen her weight skyrocket. Both blame their obesity on the stresses of the food industry.
4. Dimitri/Chelsie
February 16, 2012
Greek restaurateur Dimitri struggles to manage three Brooklyn restaurants, which drives him to emotional eating. Meanwhile, Times Square BBQ Line Cook Chelsie tries to not overeat at her job, but her addiction to unhealthy eating needs to be confronted.
3. Ally/Mike
February 9, 2012
Ally is a New York City caterer and Mike is a line cook at a Chicago bistro. Both chefs weigh over 300 pounds and can't control themselves around their own food. Will they be able to overcome their addictions and lose 75 pounds each?
2. Rocco/Kim
February 2, 2012
In Cleveland, a 300-lb. chef and an overweight caterer try to overcome their unhealthy addictions to food.
1. Michael/Melba
January 26, 2012
Michael is a 36-year-old morbidly obese pastry chef from Long Island with a dangerous fast food addiction. As he hovers around 500 pounds, his life and health are in dire straits. Meanwhile Harlem soul food maven Melba is a single mom wrestling with obesity of her own, as she deprives herself during the day and binges at night. Both blame their extreme weight on long hours, stress, and constant temptation synonymous with the food industry. Their weight is putting their lives in serious danger. Now they are doing something about it - following them over sixteen weeks, Michael and Melba attempt to reassess their relationships to food. With the help of Robert Brace working with Michael and Christine Avanti working with Melba, these chefs will try to lose 25% of their body weight and regain control of their lives.
Where to Watch Fat Chef
Fat Chef is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fat Chef on demand at Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    January 26, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (20)