Catch Up with Chef Wanted

Catching Up with the Chefs of Chef Wanted

Hear from the candidates who earned positions at restaurants in Season 3 of Chef Wanted; find out more about them and what they have been doing since winning.

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  • Puerto Rico's late-night hot spot, Oceano, is looking for an executive chef to expand their menu. Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates, who are challenged to create two dishes; a gourmet version of a traditional Puerto Rican dish, and a signature "sexy" dish for Oceano's menu. The two remaining chefs face the toughest test, running dinner service for an evening: One chef has to battle differences with the kitchen staff, while the other makes an executive decision that turns their hopes around.

  • Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates for the executive chef job at Abels on the Lake, a 10,000 square foot restaurant in Austin, Texas. The chefs are tested of their use of local ingredients, as well as their ability to handle quantity and consistency. The final two chefs will not only handle dinner service, but also a special party in the restaurant's event space: One chef must re-work an entire dish at the last minute, while the other must overcome poor communication with the staff.

  • Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates to compete for the dream job as the next executive chef at Culina Modern Italian restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles. The chefs are asked to create a pizza using seafood and are then asked to make a four ingredient dish. After one chef quits in the middle of the interview, the final two chefs each have their chance to run this multimillion-dollar restaurant for an evening. An unexpected turn of events causes a surprise and abrupt ending to this interview.

  • Richard, the owner of Zengo restaurant, needs a new Executive Chef who can handle the intensity of a high volume kitchen in the heart of New York. Anne Burrell brings four candidates who are tested on their ability to combine Asian and Latin cuisine and are asked to create a dish using cured and fermented ingredients. The final two chefs are each handed the keys to the restaurant for an evening to determine who will be Executive Chef: One chef has to dig out of a disastrous start to dinner service and a confrontation erupts between staff in the kitchen leaving a chef shorthanded with a packed house.

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About the Host

Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell

When top restaurants are in need of an executive chef — the critical employee who can make or break a restaurant — they turn to Anne Burrell. Each week Anne puts four candidates through the toughest job interview of their lives, testing everything from their culinary mettle to business acumen. It all ends with the biggest test of all: running the restaurant. Who will make their dinner service the most profitable and delicious, landing their dream job as the restaurant's new executive chef?

More About Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell

When top restaurants are in need of an executive chef — the critical employee who can make or break a restaurant — they turn to Anne Burrell. Each week Anne puts four candidates through the toughest job interview of their lives, testing everything from their culinary mettle to business acumen. It all ends with the biggest test of all: running the restaurant. Who will make their dinner service the most profitable and delicious, landing their dream job as the restaurant's new executive chef?

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