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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  • World renowned chef and restaurateur Kurt Gutenbrunner is in need of an executive chef for Blaue Gans, his Austrian Wirsthaus in New York. Anne Burrell brings him four candidates who are tested on their ability to create a refined version of Goulash and on creating an accessible dish using uncommon cuts of organ meat. During the final round's dinner service, one chef's struggle with soup almost sinks his whole service while the other chef lets the intensity get the best of him and finds himself letting the kitchen run him.

  • Family-run New York landmark Victor's Cafe is in need of a new executive chef to continue their philosophy of the evolution of Cuban cuisine. The four chefs Anne Burrell brings to owners Sonia and Monica are first asked to create their own adobo blend and are then tasked with cooking a classic and nuevo version of a tradition Cuban dish. The last two chefs standing are given the keys to run dinner service for a night. They each handle the pressure so well, that the owners are faced with a very tough decision on which chef is the right fit for the family at Victor's Cafe.

  • Miami, Fla., hotspot Nikki Beach needs an executive chef to head up their new Ibiza, Spain location. The candidates Chef Anne Burrell brings in for the job are first tasked with creating a platter for guests to share during the day and then they must create an elegant seafood dish for the evening. The remaining two chefs each run the restaurant for an evening: One chef starts well but struggles with execution problems while the other stumbles at the start but recovers well.

  • After a multi-million dollar upgrade, the exclusive Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif., is searching for a new Executive Chef for their restaurant, The Bistro. Anne Burrell brings four candidates who will be tested on their ability to combine fresh land and sea ingredients into dishes worthy of this world-class resort.

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  • Husband and wife restaurateurs Kevin and Stacey need an executive chef for their Raleigh, N.C., restaurant French Brasserie, and Chef Anne Burrell brings them four worthy candidates. The chefs are first tasked with creating sweet and savory crepes and then a dish using the favorite French protein rabbit. The two chefs left to run the restaurant for an entire dinner service each face major challenges in the last leg of this job interview, forcing the owners to make a swift and dramatic decision.

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?

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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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