Cook Like A Chef
COOK LIKE A CHEF is a 39-part studio based series that sets out to redefine the cooking show genre. This is a series about how to cook, as opposed to what to cook. We debunk the myth that cooking is a black art, that good cooking is difficult. We have selected some of the best chefs in Canada to demonstrate a variety of cooking tips, techniques and skills designed to make the home cook an UberChef. From clarifying butter to the perfect turkey, from trussing to blanching we'll show you the secrets of the professional kitchen. How to make a perfect wine sauce, how to braise a rabbit, how to clean and grill, venison, how to poach fish. You name it, we do it. Every aspect of the series is a radical departure from the established cooking show format.
The set design features a large harvest table inlaid with state of the art cook tops. The chefs work 360 degrees around the table moving from cook top to grill to work top. The cameras also work in 360, leaning over the chef's shoulder, peeking into pots, swooping down from overhead. This full access 360 set gives COOK LIKE A CHEF dramatic food shots and intimate access to the chef's secret moves.The set itself is not a kitchen. It features huge stone walls and prep chefs working the background. The whole thing is enveloped in black drape, cocooning the chef and the harvest table (you really gotta see it), and features a giant framed video projection screen to dramatically capture the extreme close up shots. The lighting is dramatic and the music is funky. In short, this ain't your mama's cookin' show!