Pressure Cooker Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
It’s dinnertime at a popular restaurant, and a peek into the kitchen shows a bevy of chefs layering ingredients into a single meal as fast as they can. Shouts boom across an almost-there feast of fresh ingredients as they’re transformed from a singular idea into a cohesive experience — something comfortingly familiar, something unmistakably fresh — as pots bang and spoons dip and tweezers perfect. Soon, a plate appears in a flash, and just as quickly, it disappears to a stranger’s table where it will be judged by taste alone.
Every contestant on Pressure Cooker knows this scenario well. But here’s something they may not be as accustomed to: In this reality series, not only will their technique be fair game for criticism, but so will their likability. As these 11 chefs face off in the recognizable format of timed competitions and international ingredients, the thing that puts a spin on the menu is that these chefs live together, judge one another’s plates and have the power to vote each chef into victory or defeat. In the end, the winner gets $100,000 and the satisfaction that they are personally as respected as their food.
Each of the 11 contestants has a culinary background; collectively they hail from every part of the United States. A few own their own private chef businesses, while others work at restaurants — and you may even recognize a couple from stints on the Food Network and daytime talk shows. Either way, these chefs are not fazed by a big, shiny kitchen in the middle of their shared home. Just wait until you hear the trash talk flying as soon as they fire up the burners.
Recently, Netflix has been cementing itself as the go-to streaming service for reality competition shows. With Netflix’s hit series like The Circle, The Mole, and Too Hot To Handle fans of the genre have never been happier. Now, the service has released a trailer for its next hit competition, Pressure Cooker.
Pressure Cooker will be a first-of-its-kind reality cooking competition series. It will mix the cooking elements and challenges of series like Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen with the voting mechanics and strategy of series like Survivor and Big Brother. Eleven professional chefs will be locked in a “fortress” together to live together and compete to prove they have what it takes to survive the culinary world. However, unlike most shows of this type, the food won’t be judged by a panel of judges but instead by each other. It won’t be enough to simply be the best chef, they will also need to make alliances, backstab, and do whatever else it takes to win.
The trailer teases the eleven chefs entering the house, expecting a regular cooking show but learning that is much more. It seems almost immediately lines begin to be drawn in the sand as drama and tensions rise. Do the chefs stick with the alliances they made? Do they target the best chefs first? Or maybe the chefs who don’t deserve to be there? As they all compete for the $100,000, the pressure has never been higher.
Pressure Cooker comes from Mission Control Media, a production company that specializes in reality competition shows. Their past shows include Hollywood Game Night, Face Off, and Celebrity Food Fight. The series is also executive produced by veteran competition show producers David Friedman, Dwight Smith, and Michael Agbabian. Friedman’s past works include Bring the Funny, Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, and Netflix’s Bullsh*t the Game Show. Smith and Agbabian, who are both co-founders of Mission Control Media, have also worked on series like Last Comic Standing and Weakest Link.
In this first-ever house reality cooking competition, 11 professional chefs must prove that they have all the qualities it takes to thrive in the real culinary world. Locked together inside a fortress of cuisine our group of confident chefs will cook, sleep and coexist with their rivals over a series of weeks. And if that wasn’t enough stress, they’ll also need strategy to balance impressing their peers while watching their own backs…because in the Pressure Cooker there is no panel of judges. The chefs judge each other. This is a high stakes search for the ultimate chef’s chef.