What happens when two celebrity chefs are forced to race against the clock and make an extraordinary meal using only the ingredients taken from the ordinary fridges of two everyday families? Fridge Wars!
Hosted by comedian Emma Hunter, each episode of this cutthroat culinary format begins in the family’s home where Hunter conducts a surprise fridge raid, taking everything from last week’s leftover lasagna to the condiments. With the ingredients in hand, the competition heats up in the studio where two of the country’s best chefs are given 45 minutes to create a 5-star dish – using ingredients they’ve never seen.
When time’s up, the family sits down for dinner, tasting each meal and scoring them on look, taste and originality. The results go in the Fridge Wars vault and the competition begins again with a second family and another fridge full of challenging ingredients – this time upping the ante with a ‘What the Fridge’ (WTF) challenge that forces both chefs to adapt to a totally unique culinary crisis. With both families’ scores tabulated, the final scene reveals which chef created the most mouth-watering masterpieces and is named Fridge Wars champion.
Rating Highlights: Increased commissioning channel CBC’s audience targets by 12% yoy (year on year) in its timeslot!
Celebrity Chefs in the show:
Shahir Massoud vs. Wallace Wong
Matt Basile vs. Massimo Capra
Nicole Gomes vs. Dustin Gallagher
La-Toya Fagon vs. Julie Miguel
Nadia G vs. Rodney Bowers
Shane Chartrand vs. Joshna Maharaj