Cooked out returns to Food Network to give even more chefs the surprise of a lifetime. The second season of the hit series airs Thursday, June 15 at 9:30 PM ET. The program will also be shown on Discovery Plus and Food Network.
Just like last season, host Eddie Jackson will surprise the self-confident home cooks who think they’re going to audition with a challenge. The chefs will have to create dishes that are better than some of the world’s most famous chefs, and the meals will be judged by a blind tasting panel of four ordinary people. To win the $5,000 cash prize, the home chef only needs one vote.
Season 2 of Outchef’d also featured some unexpected guests.
To win the tournament, the world famous chefs need all four votes. This season’s chefs are:
- Alex Guarnaschelli is the chef of the famous Butter restaurant in New York.
- Antonia Lofaso: Scopa Italian Roots Owner and Top Chef Contestant
- Darnell Ferguson: Super Chef Grudge Match Host
- Eric Adjepong: Alex Vs. America host and Top Chef season 16 finalist
- Geoffrey Zakarian is the owner of many restaurants in New York and a participant in Chopped.
Joe Sasto: Former RN74, Cotogna and Cal Mare player. Kelsey Bernard Clark is the owner of the KBC catering company and restaurant. Outchef would be described by Food Network as follows:
“Food Network star Eddie Jackson surprises amateur home cooks with the opportunity of a lifetime: to compete in a one-round cooking competition against the world’s most competitive, acclaimed and intimidating celebrity chefs.” To even the odds, the home chef needs just ONE VOTE from a panel of random tasters to win $5,000.
Program manager Marcus, entrepreneur Trent, project manager Mike Mazza, bandleader Jonathan, manager Ariana and Mike Ryan are among the home cooks featured in Outchef’d. In each episode, one of these chefs is shown trying to beat a celebrity chef. They will make lobster and mac & cheese, among other things. Outchef would also have unexpected visitors.
Eddie Jackson is the host of several cooking shows.
Eddie Jackson, 24, is a chef from Americus, Georgia. He attended the University of Arkansas and played football for them. He previously played for the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Eddie, on the other hand, tore his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for the Miami Dolphins. Jackson retired in 2008 and bought a food truck in Houston to pursue his longtime love of cooking.
He has since won the Food Network Star competition in 2015 and the MasterChef competition in 2013. He then launched his own TV show, BBQ Blitz, which ran for just six episodes in 2015. Eddie has hosted the Kids BBQ Championship since 2016 and regularly judges the Grannies Clash. He also hosts the Christmas Cookie Challenge. Jackson was a judge on seasons 11 and 12 of Halloween Wars and the team leader in BBQ Brawl.