BBC America’s New Program Sets Up Cooking Challenge in the Park

Monday March 12, 2012


BBC America’s new program titled ‘No Kitchen Required’ is aiming to have a competition right here in Madison Square Park. The show’s premise is centered around sending chefs, such as Kayne Raymond in Dominica pictured above, to cook by their wits in exotic locations, without the normal kitchen requirements. The competition will focus on restaurateur Michel Psilakis, personal chef Kayne Raymond and Madison Cowan, a grand champion of the network’s “Chopped” competition.

To help promote ‘No Kitchen Required,’ BBC America is planning on taking kew from the Celebrate Flatiron Chefs series and have a cooking challenge right here in NoMad, at Madison Square Park. The network is also planning on hosting a launch party at one of  Michel Psilakis’s Manhattan restaurants, as well as complimentary coffee from various coffeehouses around Manhattan and Brooklyn, and a 30-person dinner and screening at The Bike Club in Brooklyn.

The 10-episode show is the first series to employ BBC America’s strategy of focusing on New York tastemakers. It is part of an overall $10 million campaign to increase the audience at the channel.

The show looks pretty cool, but we can’t wait till the cook off in the park, as we get more info you will be the first to here it here! Check out a preview of ‘No Kitchens Allowed’ show below.

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