Twelve chefs compete in a globe-spanning culinary race in this reality series. The premiere episode's destination is London, where the players learn about regional food culture and participate in a pub crawl. Appearing: Nigella Lawson.
The 11 chefs land in Lyon, France, where they visit the countryside and serve traditional meals at bistros. Gregory Cuilleron is the regional culinary expert.
The destination is Spain, where the chefs' knife skills are put to the test while working with regional fishermen on the Barcelona docks. Later, they must plate Mediterranean cuisine at a top restaurant. José Andrés serves as the local culinary expert.
The chefs descend on Marrakech. Drama comes at a high boil due to a perilous trip, missing ingredients and accusations of sabotage in the kitchen. The chefs also serve up a local favorite called tagine. Appearing: Moha Fedal.
A culinary adventure in Italy features a scavenger hunt in Florence and a visit to Tuscan villas to create local fare. The regional culinary expert is Leonardo Romanelli.
The chefs head to Bologna, Italy, and prepare tortellini. Dramas unfold when simmering anger between two cooks heats to a high boil. Paul Bartolotta is the local food expert.
The chefs head to Thailand and set out to convince local eaters that their cuisine is authentic. Chef McDang is the regional food expert.
The chefs face Alvin "The Demon Chef" Leung, known for his innovative culinary creations.
South American cuisine tests the chefs, who try to master preparing the empanada. Culinary dramas include one chef's scheme to oust a competitor. Narda Lepes is the regional food expert.
The winning chef is named in the Season 1 finale. Before that, the final three players must impress the culinary elite of Los Angeles. Appearing: Wolfgang Puck.