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Endemol Shine Launching Cook Academy in Italy


Endemol Shine Italy has created the brand-new cookery format Cook Academy for Sky.

The format will see ten young aspiring chefs follow a training course with tasks that will test both their professional and personal skills. At the end of each test, the chefs will be assigned a score that will determine their final classification, with the contestant scoring the least points being forced to leave the academy. Hosted by chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Cook Academy will set out to find one worthy of a place in the kitchen of Italy’s Villa Crespi. The series will air on Sky Uno and stream on Now TV.

Leonardo Pasquinelli, CEO of Endemol Shine Italy, said: “We are hugely proud to add Cook Academy to our slate of successful cookery shows and can’t wait to introduce Italian audiences, who are food fanatics, to a brand-new series. Antonino Cannavacciuolo is a world-famous, hugely talented and much-beloved chef and the perfect person to put our new recruits through their paces.”

Lisa Perrin, CEO of creative networks for Endemol Shine Group, added: “At Endemol Shine Group, we have an unrivaled reputation for creating fresh new food formats and turning them into global, returning smash hits. We’re super excited by the launch of Cook Academy and look forward to serving it up internationally.”

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Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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