or


[02/24/22 - 11:53 AM]
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Is Putting a Quarter of a Million Dollars on the Line in Search of the Next Restaurateur on New Food Network Series "Big Restaurant Bet"
Through six, one-hour episodes, Geoffrey presents eight talented chefs with the opportunity to take the next step in their culinary career with challenges to determine who has what it takes to run their first restaurant.

[via press release from Food Network]

CHEF GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN IS PUTTING A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS ON THE LINE IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT RESTAURATEUR ON NEW FOOD NETWORK SERIES "BIG RESTAURANT BET"

Six-Episode Series Premieres Tuesday, April 5th at 10pm ET/PT All Episodes Available to Stream on discovery+

NEW YORK - February 24, 2022 - Food Network star, acclaimed chef, and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is looking to invest $250,000 of his resources for the next rising star in the restaurant world on the new Food Network competition series, Big Restaurant Bet, premiering Tuesday, April 5th at 10pm ET/PT. Through six, one-hour episodes, Geoffrey presents eight talented chefs with the opportunity to take the next step in their culinary career with challenges to determine who has what it takes to run their first restaurant. When it comes to developing and operating a successful restaurant, there is no one with more knowledge than Geoffrey, and he is putting his reputation on the line to lift up a new generation of chefs competing to make their restaurant vision come true. All episodes of Big Restaurant Bet are available to stream weekly beginning April 5th on discovery+.

In the premiere, the promising chefs are invited to Geoffrey's home base in beautiful seaside Florida as they take on their first test - create a simple, one-bite dish that best showcases who they are and what their restaurant concept is. Geoffrey needs to know each chef, not just on a skill level but also on a personal level, to be certain that the person he chooses is the right fit for him and his hospitality group. With the help of his wife and business partner Margaret Zakarian and hospitality consultant and renowned executive chef Eric Haugen as judges, the chef whose dish is not up to par is sent home. Next, the chefs return to the kitchen to prove they are capable of cooking the basics, as defined by Geoffrey. Another chef is eliminated while the chefs that can impress the judges with their dishes are one step closer to working with Geoffrey to become tomorrow's restaurant mogul.

"Opening a restaurant takes unwavering determination, razor sharp skill and unique culinary talent," said Zakarian. "In Big Restaurant Bet, viewers will follow the journey and dreams of eight talented chefs that are passionate about launching their own restaurant. It's not just a once in a lifetime competition - it's real life. In the end, I'm going to select one chef to get behind and help bring their concept to fruition. The stakes are high, and my own reputation is on the line as we find America's next great restaurateur."

"Ask any chef to name one of the greatest professionals they have ever seen in a kitchen and Geoffrey Zakarian is on everyone's list," said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. "In Big Restaurant Bet, we watch Geoffrey and his team put themselves out there like never before, as they risk their own business on the future of one very talented chef."

Throughout the competition the aspiring restaurateurs must prove they can develop a restaurant and make it profitable from the ground up in real world challenges that put their culinary and business expertise to the test, including the creation of a full menu for their proposed restaurant in a grand tasting to impress Geoffrey and his advisors. In another episode, the chefs tackle the challenges associated with running a restaurant's front of house as they each take turns helping the guests. But what the chefs don't know is Geoffrey has filled the restaurant with actors meant to cause havoc and see how the competitors react on their worst day. The two chefs who advance to the finale take on the hardest test of their life, operating their dream culinary concept in a restaurant takeover, complete with overseeing staffing and cooking for real diners. Which chef will Geoffrey decide to invest his time and energy into and make their dreams come true?

Follow #BigRestaurantBet on social media to watch exclusive interviews with Geoffrey and learn his eight pillars of success for leadership in the kitchen and beyond. Plus, get Geoffrey's tips for making his most-popular recipes, and catch sneak peeks of every new episode before it airs. Head to FoodNetwork.com/BigRestaurantBet for more info.

Big Restaurant Bet is produced by BSTV Entertainment and Corner Table Entertainment for Food Network and discovery+.

###

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning over 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 6 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.





  [february 2022]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BIG RESTAURANT BET (FOOD)





[12/01/22 - 01:25 PM]
E! Cordially Invites You to the Wedding of a Lifetime as "Nikki Bella Says I Do" Four-Part Special Event Premieres Jan. 26 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
WWE Superstar, Nikki Bella and "Dancing with the Stars" champion, Artem Chingvintsev share all of their special moments from planning, throwing a joint bachelor and bachelorette celebration and the ultimate decision to get married in the city of lights on their four-part special event.

[12/01/22 - 12:42 PM]
The Mandalorian and Grogu Return March 1 Only on Disney+
Season three of "The Mandalorian" kicks off on Wednesday, March 1.

[12/01/22 - 10:59 AM]
"Tamron Hall" Hits Its Most-Watched Week Since January with Over 1 Million Viewers on All 5 Days of the Week
Thursday's broadcast tied the show's highest-rated telecast on any day so far this season in Households (0.8 rating) and stood as the show's 2nd most-watched telecast (1.135 million) of the season.

[12/01/22 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Sebastian Maniscalco: Is It Me?" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In a lively stand-up set, Sebastian acts out life's little agonies, from school drop-offs to off-leash dogs to date nights with his wife.

[12/01/22 - 10:01 AM]
Rosemarie DeWitt, Elliot Knight and Rob Benedict Join "The Boys"
DeWitt will play Hughie's mum with Simon Pegg returning as Hughie's dad.

[12/01/22 - 10:00 AM]
Max Original Documentary "Call Me Miss Cleo," From Gunpowder & Sky, Debuts December 15
This eye-opening film chronicles the rise, fall, and reinvention of controversial and revered '90s television psychic Miss Cleo and features testimonials with those closest to her, as well as actresses Raven-Symoné and Debra Wilson.

[12/01/22 - 10:00 AM]
Season Premiere of HGTV Series "My Lottery Dream Home" on Nov. 25 Delivers Strong Ratings for the Network
The premiere also performed well among upscale viewers, generating a .67 L3 rating among P25-54 and a .76 L3 rating among W25-54.

[12/01/22 - 10:00 AM]
Eric Kim Named Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios
In his new role, Mr. Kim will oversee current primetime and daytime programming on the Network and for the Studio.

[12/01/22 - 09:31 AM]
"Ginny & Georgia" Season Two Will Premiere Globally on Netflix on January 5
Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Felix Mallard, Sara Waisglass, Scott Porter, Raymond Ablack, Chelsea Clark and Katie Douglas star in the new season.

[12/01/22 - 09:00 AM]
Viewers Have Watched More Than 215 Billion Minutes of CBS This Season - Far More Than Any Other Broadcaster
CBS time spent also surpasses the combined minutes spent watching SVOD originals on Nielsen-rated streaming services Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and HBO Max by +252%.

[12/01/22 - 08:17 AM]
FOX Entertainment's Bento Box Entertainment and Boulder Media Form Multi-Year Animation Production Services Agreement
Ireland's leading animation studio, with access to the very best of Irish and European-based, award winning, animators and producers on staff, Boulder Media will provide production services to numerous primetime animated series housed under the Bento Box banner.

[12/01/22 - 08:06 AM]
IDW Sets Six for Television Series Development
"It's a dream to get to work on so many great properties with so many amazing talents," said Paul Davidson, IDW Executive Vice President. "This group of writers, directors and show runners represent some of the best and IDW is pleased to be working with them."

[12/01/22 - 08:00 AM]
Zooey Deschanel Searches for the Truth Behind Culinary Mysteries in New discovery+ Series "What Am I Eating?"
Whether in the supermarket or our own kitchens, Zooey will explore common food mysteries, revealing the shocking truths behind manufactured food.

[12/01/22 - 07:07 AM]
Prime Video's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" Announces New Cast Members for Season Two
The new cast members are Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen "Zates" Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson.

[12/01/22 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" Season 3 - On The Run Trailer - Prime Video
Watch the new season December 21 on Prime Video and stream the first two seasons now.