Pass the mimosas, David!
Dan Levy’s Next HBO Max Cooking Contest The big brunch has just found its judges. According to a report by Varietythe Schitt’s Creek The star and designer will be joined by chef Sohla El-Waylly and restaurateur Will Guidara as judges for the midday meal show.
“We owed it to our competing chefs to find judges who could help them in really meaningful ways – both in the kitchen and beyond, and Sohla and Will are doing just that,” said Levy and fellow producers Andrew Fried and Sarina Roma in the ad. “They each have such unique culinary voices that, combined, speak not only of flavor and technique, but also of business and hospitality. We couldn’t be more delighted to have Sohla and Will join us, as their expertise and insight are invaluable to our incredibly inspiring group of unknown chefs.
El-Waylly is best known as one of the stars of Enjoy your mealis popular Test kitchen Youtube channel. In 2020, she was one of many to speak out against tokenization and underpayment of Enjoy your meal‘s colored heads. She also plays in History’s Ancient recipes with Sohla.
Guidara is the author of four cookbooks and was co-owner of the Make It Nice restaurant group, which won seven James Beard Awards for its restaurant Eleven Madison Park.
The show is described as “the next great American culinary success”. Levy created the show, “focusing on one of the most versatile and underrated dining experiences” and celebrating “the most inspiring unknown culinary voices from all corners of the country.”
As part of the competition, chefs “will be offered the opportunity to share their stories and entrepreneurial dreams, while competing for a prize that will change their lives. While finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Now this looks like something I would wake up early to watch. The big brunch will debut on HBO Max later this year.
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