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BBC Two Orders Food Show from Expectation Factual


BBC Two has commissioned the new six-part series Kitchen Brigade from Expectation Factual for broadcast next year.

Kitchen Brigade sees ten chefs being trained and mentored by Jason Atherton as they travel to destinations across Europe to learn local cooking. At the end of each week, the Brigade will compete with a rival kitchen in a cook-off. The show is executive produced by Colin Barr and Dominique Foster, with Graham Sherrington serving as producer and director.

Atherton said: “Becoming a chef can be a way to change your life. If you are passionate, work hard and learn from the best—you can take on the world.”

Barr, the creative director of Expectation Factual, added: “This series moves back-to-basics, focusing on the theory that the best food is cooked by the best kitchen and driven by the raw energy and spirit of talented chefs. Jason Atherton is an incredible mentor; his knowledge, technical ability and his inspiring attitude make him the perfect chef to lead The Brigade and help change people’s careers by learning how to live the life of a successful chef.”

About Joanna Padovano Tong

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