Episodes: 23 (hour)
TV show dates: January 22, 2013 — January 22, 2015.
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, Marcus Samuelsson, and Brian Malarkey.
TV show description:
This cooking competition pits 16 chefs — from professional to amateur — against one another as they try to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs. The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. Presentation means nothing and the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.
The judges are no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre, and restaurateur Brian Malarkey.
Each of these culinary superstars/mentors coach a team of four competing cooks which have been chosen from a nationwide casting call. They’re vying to create the best tasting dish.
In each episode, the groups face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each installment, the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind — with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared, or whom they could be eliminating.
Episode #23 — The Finale
Gabe Kennedy, a 23-year-old private chef from Brooklyn, was on Samuelsson’s team and won the competition in season three.
First aired: Janiuary 22, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like The Taste TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?