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Director: Volker Weicker, Knut Fleischmann, Frank Hecker

Producer: Fernsehmacher

Executive Producer: Markus Heidemanns

Cast: Johann Lafer, Alfons Schubeck, Nelson Müller, Cornelia Poletto, Mario Kotaska, Alexander Kumptner, Björn Freitag (in German version of format)

Genres: Format

Kitchen Battle

ZDF Enterprises

When the clock strikes 2.15 p.m., it can only mean one thing on German broadcaster ZDF: “On your pots, get set, go!” That’s when six talented amateur chefs – women and men of different ages and from different regions – compete against each other in Kitchen Battle from Monday through to the final on Friday. In the process, a prominent chef serves as the show’s presenter while coaching and supporting the amateur cooks with professional tips.

Nerves of steel, a talent for improvising as well as a good portion of stamina are required. And through it all, suspense is guaranteed. At the end of each show, an expert, independent juror tastes the dishes and judges which amateur chef has to clear their cooktop – and who is allowed to carry on cooking the next day. In the big annual final, a big cash prize awaits the “Amateur Chef of the Year”.

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