The Arabic-language adaptation of the reality culinary-competition television series Top Chef launches this week on MBC1 and MBC MASR2.
The Arabic-language adaptation of the reality culinary-competition television series Top Chef launches this week on MBC1 and MBC MASR2. All cooking challenges will be taking place under the watchful eyes of Egyptian-Chinese internationally renowned chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Bobby Chinn; celebrity Lebanese chef Maroun Chedid and Saudi chef Mona Mosly.
During its debut season, 15 men and women from all over the Arab world will compete in a number of challenges over 13 episodes. Every week, Top Chef will see the contestants take part in three segments a Quickfire Challenge, Elimination Challenge and Judges Table. At the end of each episode, one or more chefs are named the winners of the day, while one chef is eliminated from the competition.
The Arabic edition of Top Chef is directed by Wassim Succar, while Mona Mosly will present weekly updates in addition to her role as a member of the judging panel.
The programme was unveiled for the first time yesterday at a special launch event for media and other VIPs, held by MBC Group at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
Following a sneak preview, guests got the chance to take part in a friendly cooking competition, preparing dishes in similar challenges to the show. This was followed by a special lunch prepared by none other than the shows celebrity panel of judges.