Take Home Chef
- 2 Seasons
The show Take Home Chef is a reality-style show. A professional chef wanders around a grocery store with his camera crew following him. He finds a person who is shopping for food and asks if they'd like to have him buy their groceries and take him home, where he will help cook a delicious meal. The person is usually quite delighted with the offer, and they plan a meal that will be appetizing to them and whoever they may be having over for dinner. The chef, while shopping, will also offer helpful advice on produce and different cuts of meat. After all of the food is purchased, they drive their separate cars to the person's home. They get out all of the needed kitchen tools and start preparing the food. The chef gives lessons on the proper ways to cut produce, which spices to use and different methods of cooking. He usually will teach them how to make a delicious sauce or salad dressing, all from scratch. After the main course is cooking, they start in on a gourmet dessert. Eventually, the person who is the guest for dinner, whether it be a spouse, family member or friend, shows up. There is generally a rush to finish the food and have it ready to surprise the guest with. They will sit down to dinner while the chef serves them. Take Home Chef offers a twist on the traditional cooking show in that it does combine it with the element of a reality show. The viewer gets to enjoy reality TV while still learning how to cook new dishes. The recipes used are available if the viewer wants to try it out on their own.