ITV Studios Cooking Formats Land AsiaPac Commissions


Several ITV Studios cooking formats have been commissioned for adaptations in Mongolia and Thailand.

In Mongolia, Central TV has ordered two seasons of Rat in the Kitchen, a new competitive cooking show with a whodunit twist. Season one is set to air early next year.

In Thailand, Channel 7 has commissioned its first season of Hell’s Kitchen, to be produced by The Heliconia Group.

Additionally, Come Dine With Me, which has over 17,000 episodes across 46 territories, will be coming to Asia soon.

The ITV Studios cooking slate also includes the brand-new Bad Chefs, which sees takeout addicts learn to cook for the first time.

Ayesha Surty, senior VP of licensing for Asia at ITV Studios, said: “People are really passionate about food across Asia; Mongolia is no different. It’s no surprise then that cooking shows are hugely popular in the region. The genre is successful because people love learning to cook and find content involving home cooks and professional chefs entertaining. A fun, brand-new take on the genre where cooking meets gaming in our brand new show Rat in the Kitchen is posed to be massively engaging to audiences. I’m delighted with the success around this genre and that the ITV Studios catalog has a wide array of delicious cooking formats for audiences to tuck into!”