Food Network to Debut 24-Hour Cooking Competition Series


Food Network has set an April 14 premiere for the new series 24 in 24: Last Chef Standing.

Hosted by Michael Symon and Esther Choi, the show sees 24 chefs take on 24 food challenges in 24 consecutive hours. In the end, one champion will take home $50,000 and win a trip.

Eric Adjepong, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Stephanie Izard, Jet Tila, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio and Brooke Williamson will serve as judges.

Competitors include Carlos Anthony, Gabriella Baldwin, Emilie Rose Bishop, Josephine Clemens, Chris Dodson, Kess Eshun, Elizabeth Falkner, Declan Horgan, Christopher Ingram, Airis Johnson, Matt Jordan, Camille La Caer, Danielle Lee, Mika Leon, Chris Oh, Viet Pham, Marc Quinones, Nadine Charlie Ray, Chad Rosenthal, Vijay Sadhu, Aarthi Sampath, Martel Stone, Michael Toscano and Marcel Vigneron.

“This competition is as extreme as it sounds,” said Symon. “Chefs often talk about the 24/7 nature of our industry, but this is the first competition to truly capture that intensity.”

Choi added, “It’s a culinary battle like no other, with surprising twists and curveballs along the way. It’s a test of endurance, creativity and collaboration that pushes these chefs to their limits.”

24 in 24: Last Chef Standing is produced by Lando Entertainment for Food Network.

“We are always looking to innovate and bring our audience fresh and compelling content and we are redefining cooking competitions with 24 in 24: Last Chef Standing, as it’s a combination of a culinary marathon and a social experiment,” Betsy Ayala, head of content for food at Warner Bros. Discovery. “No competition has ever captured intensity like this, breaking the fourth wall to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.”