You know that old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, it turns out that it’s also true for refrigerators. Who’s to say what kinds of fresh ingredients, random leftovers and expired condiments someone has lurking in the fridge?
In Raid the Fridge, chefs must use their instincts and test their luck in choosing mystery refrigerators based only on the photos, magnets, recipes and art on their doors in this fast-paced competition series, hosted by food writer and restaurateur Dan Ahdoot. In each episode, four competitors can use only the ingredients from their chosen mystery fridge to create top-notch dishes. But looks can be deceiving, so there is always an element of surprise - sometimes a refrigerator that appears to belong to an avid home cook is filled with takeout, while a crayon art decorated fridge seemingly owned by a family with toddlers could contain high-end gourmet items. Over the course of three rounds, each with a new cooking challenge and a whole new batch of fridges to raid, chefs must impress judges Jordan Andino and Jamika Pessoa with dishes worthy of the grand prize — a fridge full of cash. Raid the Fridge premieres Tuesday, December 28th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.