Banijay company, Endemol France will adapt cookery format "Chefs to Go" for M6, marking the first international adaptation of the culinary competition. “Viewers in France have grown up with cooking shows, and we are excited to unite our audience around their love of food," Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France said. "Chefs to Go adds a fresh twist as it is the beloved and established chefs that are taken out of their comfort zones (and the kitchen). The chefs are outspoken, hilarious and skilled adding additional spice to the show.”
Created and produced by Endemol Shine Germany, "Chefs to Go" first launched on VOX in Germany in 2021. Consolidated ratings reveal the show outperformed the slot across all key demos. The first season proved particularly popular with younger audiences, with 14-49 audiences up 66% vs slot. Executive Director Sven Steffensmeier is currently in production on a second season for later this year.
The title joins several other non-scripted titles like "LEGO ® Masters," "Celebrity Hunted," "LOL: Last One Laughing," and "Drag Race France." “With strong culinary competition formats part of Banijay’s DNA, we know Chefs to Go has significant international potential," Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay, said. "A fun and playful format, the series celebrates local creativity and talent alongside some good-natured rivalry, within a new sphere; that of the booming takeaway industry.”
The title, translated as "Chefs à domicile," will pit a leading chef against a new kitchen rival each week, as they go against each other to create and deliver the best takeaway food in 90 minutes. The chefs have no idea who they are cooking for, so must make their meal based on a series of clues, adapting their dishes along the way. At the end of the 90 minutes, the chefs will hand deliver their food to their respective customers, but only one can be crowned winner.