Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel on Sweet Genius

Sweet Genius

Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel challenges four chefs to create sweets with surprise ingredients. At stake: a $10,000 prize.

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  • In the first test of genius, the chefs are inspired by some canine cuteness for their breakfast food and bland bread chocolate desserts. In the second test, the chefs get an entertaining inspiration, peanuts and a sweet drink. With two chefs left competing for the title of Sweet Genius, a charming, chiming object gets the chefs' imaginations ticking. But who will be able to make the better cake from a supermarket treat and an aromatic grass?

  • In the mood for mistletoe and merriment, Chef Ron has a host of holiday surprises for the competitors! In the first test: A little ambassador from the North Pole, a fabled pudding and a classic yuletide candy. The chefs get an icy inspiration for the second test, along with a starchy packaged food and a colorful refreshment. When the last two chefs compete in the final holiday hoorah, the cakes test, they must find a way to make chocolate treats work with beets and a magical inspiration.

About the Host

Ron Ben-Israel is the host of the sugar-packed competition series Sweet Genius.

About the Show

Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel returns to Food Network for another season of the sugar-packed competition series Sweet Genius. Back with more whimsy and wonder, each episode has four of America’s premier pastry chefs competing against one another through three rounds of challenges judged by Ben-Israel, along the way testing their creativity, ingenuity and imagination. The chefs are given surprise ingredients, an inspiration and a limited amount of time; with those three elements as a guide, they must create a delectable chocolate, candy and cake dessert. The winners from each round will advance for a final test, with Ben-Israel crowning the remaining chef Sweet Genius and awarding a $10,000 cash prize.

More About Sweet Genius

Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel returns to Food Network for another season of the sugar-packed competition series Sweet Genius. Back with more whimsy and wonder, each episode has four of America’s premier pastry chefs competing against one another through three rounds of challenges judged by Ben-Israel, along the way testing their creativity, ingenuity and imagination. The chefs are given surprise ingredients, an inspiration and a limited amount of time; with those three elements as a guide, they must create a delectable chocolate, candy and cake dessert. The winners from each round will advance for a final test, with Ben-Israel crowning the remaining chef Sweet Genius and awarding a $10,000 cash prize.

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