It looks like Chef Ramsay has another winner at FOX. Next Level Chef has been renewed for a second season on the network. The first season’s finale airs tonight.
A cooking competition series, the Next Level Chef TV show stars Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais. The set on this show is over three stories high and each floor contains a stunningly different kitchen. From the glistening top floor to the challenging bottom of the basement, the ingredients match the environment, because Ramsay believes the true test of a great chef is not only what they can do in the best of circumstances, but what kind of magic they can create in the worst. The competition is filled with the very best line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners, and everything in between. Ramsay and his co-mentors attempt to bring out the very best in their cooks. The winner walks away with a life-changing $250,000 grand prize and becomes a “Next Level Chef”.
The first season of Next Level Chef averages a 0.78 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.85 million viewers in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). It’s one of the network’s highest-rated shows of the season. In the live+7 day ratings, the series picks up an additional 43-48% and averages a 1.11 demo with 4.21 million.
Here’s the second season renewal announcement:
FOX RENEWS TV’S #1 NEW SERIES, “NEXT LEVEL CHEF,” FOR SEASON TWO
Season One Finale Airs Tonight on FOX!
First Season of NEXT LEVEL CHEF Available on FOX Entertainment’s Streaming Platform, Tubi
Hit competition series NEXT LEVEL CHEF has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment.
“We’re always thrilled when a new series resonates with audiences, but in this case, we’re doubly so, because this one was the first to come out of our new venture with Gordon and Studio Ramsay Global,” said Wade. “We’d like to thank our partners at Studio Ramsay Global, and, of course, Gordon, our talented chefs and our amazing crew, for an epic Season One. And we know Season Two will continue to be ‘next level’ television.”
“With audiences as excited about the new show as we are, we can’t wait to introduce another group of incredibly talented chefs in season two,” said Executive Producer and Mentor, Gordon Ramsay.
In the Season One finale, airing tonight (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the judges challenge the final three contestants to create three dishes in 90 minutes — on all three levels. The contestants are instructed to create an appetizer in the basement, a seafood dish in the middle kitchen and a meat-focused dish in the top-level kitchen and the best chef will win the overall competition, receiving a $250,000 grand prize and a year-long mentorship with Gordon, Nyesha and Richard with the judges.
Produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay, NEXT LEVEL CHEF is the next evolution in cooking competitions, as Ramsay has designed a one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet, set on an iconic stage like you’ve never seen. Over three stories high, each floor contains a stunningly different kitchen. From the glistening top floor to the challenging bottom of the basement, the ingredients match the environment, because Ramsay believes the true test of great chefs is not only what they can do in the best of circumstances, but what kind of magic they can create in the worst!
With a level playing field, Ramsay once again will open the competition and scour the country for the very best line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners and everything in between, so they all can compete against one another with the goal of finding the food world’s newest superstar!
Although he now sits unrivaled at the top of the culinary world, Ramsay started at the bottom, washing dishes in a local takeout restaurant. He firmly believes that as long as a chef has the drive, talent and perseverance, he or she can make that climb to the top. Creativity, consistency and cunning are the recipe for success to make it to the NEXT LEVEL, as the competitors will adapt to the challenges waiting for them. Only one can walk away with a life-changing $250,000 grand prize and become a NEXT LEVEL CHEF!
NEXT LEVEL CHEF is the #1 new entertainment series on television this season. Its premiere ranks as the highest-rated debut of the season and was the #3 most-streamed FOX unscripted debut ever, drawing 3.3 million viewers across Hulu and FOXNOW.
Gordon Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Matt Cahoon serve as executive producers on NEXT LEVEL CHEF.
NEXT LEVEL CHEF is now casting! If you’re a future NEXT LEVEL CHEF, apply online now at NextLevelChefCasting.com.
Viewers can watch Season One of NEXT LEVEL CHEF with On Demand, FOX NOW, Hulu and FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi.
On Demand episodes are available for customers of Cox Contour TV, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream, DISH, Hulu + Live, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY, YouTube TV and many more.
About Gordon Ramsay/Studio Ramsay Global
Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, seen by audiences worldwide in more than 200 territories, and he is the only talent on air in the U.S. with four primetime national network shows. He hosts and executive-produces NEXT LEVEL CHEF, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, in addition to specials, including 2021’s “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip.” Ramsay and FOX Entertainment recently announced their leading new worldwide production venture, Studio Ramsay Global, to develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for FOX, Tubi and global markets. His earlier multimedia production company, Studio Ramsay, was launched in the U.K. in 2016 to create and develop unscripted, digital and scripted programming, focusing on new formats and innovative programming, as well as fostering new talent. Its shows include GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, which was the highest-rated food show of 2019; “The F-Word Live With Gordon Ramsay”; “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” on National Geographic Channel, which airs in 172 countries and 43 languages worldwide; the ratings hit and BAFTA-nominated “Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip,” for ITV; “Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance,” on BBC1; the daytime cooking series “Culinary Genius,” which premiered on ITV in the U.K., and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S.; the ITV series “The Savoy” and “Gordon on Cocaine”; and the highly popular children’s series “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay, for U.K. children’s channel CBBC. Studio Ramsay Global’s Digital Division is behind all of Ramsay’s original content on his highly successful YouTube Channel, which has made Ramsay the most subscribed chef on the platform. The 18-34 dominated channel launched the trending interview series “Scrambled,” and is also behind the highly successful “Ramsay in 10,” which went live during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Studio Ramsay Global Digital oversees and creates content for all behind-the-scenes moments from Studio Ramsay linear programming, has produced content for National Geographic and “Masterclass,” and produces recipe content across Ramsay’s 80 million plus Social Media reach, including his breakout TikTok account.
What do you think? Have you watched the Next Level Chef TV show on FOX? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a second season?