Auburn Alumnus Jonathan Harrison Survives Fourth Round of ‘Next Level Chef’ Cooking Show | Local News






Auburn alumnus Jonathan Harrison will appear on Gordon Ramsey’s cooking competition show “Next Level Chef.”


Carlos Hernandez


LAUREN JOHNSON

After winning best dish last week on Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Next Level Chef’ cooking show, 29-year-old Auburn alum Jonathan Harrison survived another round of the contest, which was broadcast Wednesday evening.

This week in Episode 4, the three teams were challenged to create a poultry dish, and Harrison decided to cook an Asian-inspired turkey breast.

While it didn’t replicate last week’s hit, it will move on to episode five with the remaining 12 chefs, which airs Jan. 26 on FOX at 8 p.m. CT.

The show was filmed in Las Vegas in September and began with 15 chefs competing for the top prize of $250,000.

The contestants were divided into three teams vying for the individual title of Next Level Chef, and one chef is eliminated in each round.

The individual who wins the best dish protects all of their team members from elimination for that round.

Each team is mentored by Gordon Ramsey, Nyesha Arrington or Richard Blais, who won the “Top Chef” award in 2011.

The principle is that each team is sent to cook on one of the three floors. The top floor has the best kitchen appliances and the chefs are given the first choice of ingredients, while the team sent to the “basement” level gets the remaining ingredients and lesser quality appliances to work with.