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FYI Orders New Food Competition Series ‘Man vs. Master’

Thirteen One-Hour Episodes Ordered for 2017

FYI has greenlit a new culinary competition series for 2017 called “Man vs Master,” hosted by chef and author Richard Blais, which will feature a rotating roster of culinary masters, such as Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Jonathan Waxman, Ming Tsai and Rick Bayles. In “Man vs Master,” unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime — a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef.

In each episode of “Man vs Master,” three new emerging chefs will go head-to-head in challenges related to a master chef’s specialty. After two intense rounds, only one chef will remain and face the same culinary icon whose dishes they have been emulating in a third and final challenge. The master and their potential protégé will compete in a final challenge, to be evaluated in a blind taste test by the one person that an executive level chef must still impress, an acclaimed food critic.

“Man vs Master” is produced for FYI by Kinetic Content. Thirteen one-hour episodes have been ordered.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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