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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  • Jeff Ruby, the biggest restaurateur in Cincinnati, is in desperate need of a new executive chef for his flagship steakhouse, the Precinct. Anne Burrell brings Jeff four candidates who are tasked with first creating a high-end steak dish using inexpensive cuts of meat and then they must create a signature dish to add to Precinct's menu. The final two chefs are handed the keys to Precinct restaurant for a dinner service: One candidate's focus on speed ends up causing execution issues, while the other candidate has a confrontation with the owner that could ruin their chances at getting the job.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Husband and wife Fred and Cheryl are looking for a new executive chef for their restaurant, Ola, located on the north shore of Oahu. The chefs are asked to elevate the traditional Hawaiian dish Loco Moco and are then tested to create an original dish combining difficult local ingredients. The two remaining chefs are given the ultimate test of running the restaurant for an evening: After seeing the chefs take two very different approaches to dinner service, Fred and Cheryl struggle to make a decision as to which chef is the right fit to join the family at Ola.

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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