Michael Symon Prepares for Culinary Throwdowns in All-New Kitchen Matchups

Throwdown with Michael Symon will premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30|8:30c with special back-to-back episodes.

October 21, 2021
Chef Michael Symon with chef Katie Pickens and competitors Eli Sussman and Max Sussman race to finish their chicken shawarma dish, as seen on Throwdown with Michael Symon, Season 1.

Chef Michael Symon with chef Katie Pickens and competitors Eli Sussman and Max Sussman race to finish their chicken shawarma dish, as seen on Throwdown with Michael Symon, Season 1.

Photo by: Scott Gries

Scott Gries

As an Iron Chef, a restaurateur and our favorite person to cook at home with during last year’s lockdown, Michael Symon has never shied away from a challenge. He’s got decades of experience in the culinary industry and the sharpest chops in the game, all of which he’ll need as he kicks off an all-new competition, Throwdown with Michael Symon, premiering Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30|8:30c with special back-to-back episodes.

With the help of his longtime culinary director, Katie Pickens, Michael will battle the country’s most-esteemed chefs… on their own turf…. at their own game! That’s right: Michael and Katie will be challenged to cook up their opponent's signature dish. They won’t know who they’re competing against until they arrive on the scene, and the local chef too will have no clue Michael is coming for a face-off! With a crowd of spectators watching from the sidelines, Michael and his rival will bring their competitive spirits and very best flavors to the competition before a blind-judging process ultimately reveals the winner.

On the menu this season? Barbecue Burgers like you’ve never seen them before, as well as fried chicken, Khachapuri and more. Mark your calendars for the premiere of Throwdown with Michael Symon on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9:30|8:30c.

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