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Guy Fieri there may be a lot on his plate these days, but he has a blast.
“Flavortown Mayor Takes Again”Champions Tournament IIIon The Food Network and Discovery +, bringing to the small screens a “big” version of the iconic culinary competition with double chefs and double fights.
In the third season, the country’s 32 most talented chefs are vying for the biggest prize in the tournament’s history: $ 100,000.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Fieri discussed the hilarious, competitive nature of the show he created and produced. Noting that this is a particularly devastating time to turn on the TV Ukrainian-Russian conflicthe believes that the “Tournament of Champions III” can bring a little lightness to people’s days and remind everyone that food brings the world together.
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“Well, it’s a very sad time for the world. It’s not to be taken lightly. I hope that the Champions Tournament, like all the shows we do at The Food Network, will be based on positive and good energy. Food is a common denominator all of us. We all get together and celebrate with food, no matter who you are or where you come from, ”the celebrity chef shared.
The TV star, perhaps best known as the host of “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives,” said he hopes the series will inspire people to be creative in their own kitchens.
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“Food is a necessity, and it’s also a place of celebration. At TOC, I want you to be inspired by it. I want you to be embarrassed by it. I want you to do it,” he said.
The new season is bigger and better than ever. The bracket-style tournament shows how chefs – or “culinary athletes,” as Fieri calls them – from the East and West Coasts spin a “randomizer,” a wheel that defines each chef: protein, foods, equipment, cooking style and time. .
Years in the making
Fieri is not only the face of the show, he is also the reason for its existence. He proposed the concept almost three years before it was published online.
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“It took a long time to sell it online. Then as soon as we contacted, I tried to explain to my chefs, my brothers and sisters that this was what they needed to do. They think you’re crazy “Season 1 was amazing. The second season was incredible. You know, we were dealing with a pandemic,” he reasoned.
Big expansion, big money
However, the third season has expanded significantly, he said. Not only did the number of chefs double from season 2 to season 3, but the cash prize became the largest.
“It’s about honoring all the great chefs, competitors. They really are legends about the grid. These are things in your place,” Fieri added.
The chef with hairy hair has promised that viewers will finish watching the series with some new chefs to keep up with the inspiration.
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“You have names and some people you haven’t met before and you haven’t had a chance to see much in prime time. You’ll learn about them and you’ll definitely have new idols of chefs. There are some stunning moves. and wonderful people, ”Fieri said.
The premiere of “Tournament of Champions III” took place on Food Network and Discovery + on Sunday, February 27, and will end on Sunday, April 17, at 20:00 on ET / PT. Only one chef will become a champion.