Gordon Ramsay is looking for food entrepreneurs for a new ‘Apprentice’ style cooking show for the BBC.
The Scottish chef has announced a new eight-part television show that will merge the Master Chef and The Apprentice formats for a new show focusing on food and drink entrepreneurs.
Perhaps signalling audience saturation with cooking competition or aspiring chef shows, instead the Michelin star chef, whose company Studio Ramsay is behind Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars, is looking for culinary enthusiasts with an eye on life beyond the kitchen.
Ramsay said: “The future of our food industry has never been more exciting. I can’t wait to search across the country unearthing some of Britain’s most entrepreneurial talent.”
Studio Ramsay are issuing a call for candidates. However, it’s not for the fainthearted as the famously foulmouthed chef plans to put the 12 contestants ‘through hell’, taking them “to their limits through a series of relentless challenges”.
The show will tap into changes seen across the food industry, such as delivery platforms, food waste apps, and AI recipe generation. Those selected will have to prove their “drive, dedication, passion and talent” over the course of eight episodes in order to win a ‘life-changing’ reward from Ramsay.
“I’ve spent the last 21 years at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay nurturing, supporting and mentoring some of Great Britain’s greatest chefs and that’s truly why I think investing in the next generation of talented individuals is so important,” said Ramsay in a press release.
Food tech and agritech are set for huge growth over the next few years as the realities of climate change hits. Chefs will play an integral part in the food tech revolution, bringing their unparalleled knowledge to technology solutions that will benefit society. As the role of the chef will change, it will merge with the world of tech and food production. Future food is one of the burning questions of our time, this BBC show confirms it.
How to apply?
Send your applications to the casting section on the Studio Ramsay website here.