BBC AMERICA’s General Manager, Perry Simon, has greenlit a new cooking expedition series, Chef Race: UK vs U.S., which will premiere in Fall 2012. Executive produced by Jamie Oliver, the new original unscripted series (10 x 60) follows sixteen chefs, eight Brits versus eight Americans, as they race across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City in hopes of winning the $100,000 prize.

Throughout the journey the chefs are accompanied by Michelin-starred London Restaurateur Richard Corrigan (Masterchef), who serves as a mentor and judge, and host Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix). With no money and minimal resources, the chefs must rely on more than their cooking skills. Resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership and finesse will be just as important on their 3,000 mile adventure. 

Episode #8 brought the teams to Detroit and one of the challenges took place at The Rattlesnake Club. Hosted by Food Network's Claire Robinson & London restaurateur Richard Corrigan, the Rattlesnake Club's Executive Chef Chris Franz joined them both at the judges table. 

Tune in in August to watch the series on the BBC! 

 Click HERE to learn more about Chef Race: UK vs US!


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