The show begins with 12 chefs competing in a trip around the world that starts in London, England. Their first challenge is a crawl through the pubs of london where chefs can either eat traditional cuisine or drink some ale. Both teams then take over Gastropubs and must compete in making the best authentic dishes.moreless
While in France, both teams must complete challenges while in the Beaujolais countryside. During the takeover challenge the teams serve authentic Lyonnais dishes while working in local bistros.
After arriving in Spain, the contestants' knife skills are put to the test in a seafood challenge. Later two teams must work in the same kitchen and do their best to prepare Mediterranean cuisine.