Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
We don’t know about you, but we love a cooking show.
But do you know what we love even more? One inspired by chaotic dating show, Love Is Blind, that’s what.
Yup, Hulu’s new series, Secret Chef, is a cooking competition like you’ve never seen before.
There’s no judges, no host and the chefs are set their tasks by an animated, talking chef’s hat (voiced by Orange Is The New Black’s Arden Myrin). Casual.
You can watch the trailer below:
The Love Is Blind link comes from the fact they’re all in mini kitchen pods, secluded from anyone else.
They also have to do all their cooking on their own, and they’re tasked with tasting and judging without seeing each other, from the comfort of their secluded spots.
Food is handed around through underground conveyer belts so things remain as mysterious as possible.
Forget dating in a pod… we could very much get behind cooking and eating in one!
The idea is that by keeping the contestants apart they’re unable to suss each other out, which is particularly important because they come with a host of different culinary backgrounds.
There are professional chefs, home cooks and social media influencers thrown into the mix, and without any preconceptions, their votes alone decide who comes out on top.
The winner takes home a hefty $100,000 (£76,309) prize fund, so there’s everything to play for.
We’d love to say we were the first to make the comparison between the cooking show and everyone’s fave dating show – where people are tasked with dating each other without ever laying eyes on each other – but in truth, it first came from contestant Stephenie Simmons, who appears on the 10-episode series.
The show is exec produced by cooking show royalty, David Chang, who fronts Netflix’s Ugly Delicious (so, you just know it’s gonna be good).
Hands up if you’re gonna be watching this one?!
Featured image: Netflix/ Hulu