If you like cooking shows, this is probably not the best one - unless, of course, you enjoy watching the judges talk about how great they are and what amazing palates they have. The rest of the show's time focuses on the contestants, who are comprised of both know-it-all professionals and home cooks, and their battles to win the affection of their respective judges/coaches. There are a few seconds in there where they actually focus on food, but the pompous attitudes from just about EVERYONE in front of the camera was enough to turn me off.
Cooking shows have gotten popular lately and this show has some talented people behind it, but the concept and execution is horrible.
This show is like Chopped and The Voice mixed into one. It doesn't focus on the cooking or the skills of the contestants, instead it seems to be more about the egos of the judges and the contestants. The loser is not sent home by a blind decision. They pick the worst then choose after deliberating on who the worst are.
Then the format. There seems to be no reason for this show to be an hour long, other than ti fill it over and over with phrases like "We could send one of our chefs home", "We're tasting it without knowing what it is or who cooked it" and commercials. If they cut the time and egos in half, maybe this show would be palatable in a 30 minute time slot.