Food Network star Robert Irvine is set to host the five-episode culinary competition The Globe, which will stream exclusively on discovery+.
In each episode of The Globe, four talented chefs compete across three rounds as they travel to the greatest food destinations around the world via immersive LED screen backdrops. The first two episodes of The Globe will be available to stream on discovery+ beginning July 17, with the remaining episodes available every Saturday over the following three weeks.
During every round, Irvine will reveal which city the competitors are virtually traveling to, as the chefs are faced with that location’s premier cuisine and are limited to the local ingredients in preparing the most inventive and delicious global dishes possible. Joining Irvine in the series is chef Daniela Soto-Innes, who will serve as resident judge, along with appearances from special guest judges at each destination with ties to the region.
The chefs that cannot master the local ingredients face elimination by the judges in each round until the last competitor standing earns a trip to one of the three destinations featured in their episode. The winners from the four preliminary heats meet in the finale for a chance to walk away with the $25,000 grand prize.
Irvine said: “The Globe is a culinary journey that I could not be prouder to be a part of. Featuring alluring and mouth-watering dishes, viewers will have an immersive experience as these renowned chefs present dishes that truly unite, reflecting the history and culture of cuisines from all corners of the world.”
Courtney White, president, Food Network and Cooking Channel, said: “We are thrilled to bring The Globe, a first-of-its-kind culinary competition to our discovery+ audience. Robert’s universal appeal paired with exceptional chefs who transform ingredients, some they have never worked with before, into incredible dishes is especially impressive and entertaining. This show is huge, a dramatic, global food event.”
Lisa Holme, group senior VP of content and commercial strategy for Discovery, said: “The Globe is the perfect culinary adventure for discovery+, it brings skilled chefs, insanely challenging gameplay and delicacies from all over the world to our global audience. From Memphis to Mumbai, Maui to Mexico City, Florence to Lima, viewers are in for a delicious journey, as the local ingredients and regional cuisines showcased in each episode are sure to delight.”