Gordon Ramsay’s hit reality cook-off Next Level Chef is on its way to UK screens.
Following the launch of Stateside earlier this year, a UK series will launch on ITV and ITVX in 2023.
Dubbed the toughest and most epic cooking competition on television, talented chefs compete in three unique kitchen areas that span three stories and are nearly 50 feet tall.
Gordon Ramsay will be one of three experienced mentors and judges who will critique and support the contestants as they compete for a £100,000 prize and a year of jury mentorship.
ITV shares: “Each floor will test participants’ culinary creativity, agility, intrigue and expertise as they seek to reach the next level.
“From the ultra-modern kitchen utopia at the highest level, to the somber basement environments where only scrap is used, Next Level Chef will task its chefs to prove they can thrive in any environment.
“In his search for the culinary world’s next sensation, Gordon Ramsay is joined by two of the most elite names in gastronomy, while the three judges lead and mentor a group of talented chefs who compete to prove they can handle the Heat in any kitchen area thrown at them.
“Competitors will be under the watchful eye of the judges on all three floors as they compete to create the most delicious dishes and avoid elimination.
“Ultimately, only one can be named Next Level Chef, and the winner will receive a life-changing cash prize of £100,000 and a year’s mentorship among all three mentors.”
Gordon Ramsay said: “Next Level Chef is everything from the Next Level list! A culinary competition that is epic on every level. From the size of the enormous structure to each challenge, every moment of danger is huge.
“I want our chefs, social media stars and home cooks, regardless of their level and experience, to show me what they can do.
“Whether at the top of the dream kitchen with all the gadgets and the finest ingredients, or in the middle kitchen, well equipped, good ingredients, but nothing special, or, and this is where it gets really interesting, down in the basement kitchen. Super easy, minimal ingredients and leftovers, then show me what you’re made of!
“Talent and tenacity will absolutely shine through and someone will go home with a next level award just like that, I can’t wait to get started!”
ITV’s Katie Rawcliffe added: “Next Level Chef is a dynamic cooking competition in a league of its own. We are delighted to welcome Gordon back to the UK and embark on what is perhaps the most ambitious television studio in the world!”
Casting is now underway – budding chefs can now apply online via www.nextlevelchef.co.uk