Meet Jean Christophe Novelli, world renowned Michelin and 5AA Rosette
award-winning chef with restaurants in London, France and South Africa,
and voted "World's Sexiest Chef" by The New York Times. Bravo's Chef
Academy chronicles Novelli's move to Los Angeles as he opens a test
program for a top-notch culinary institute and trains and transforms
those who aspire to cook like professionals. First order of business:
selecting nine students to be his test subjects for his first Academy
across the pond, but is America ready for this French culinary genius?
Runtime: 60 minutes
Chef Academy - Alex Guarnaschelli - Netflix
Alexandra Guarnaschelli (born 1972) is a chef and executive chef at New
York City's Butter restaurant and was executive chef at The Darby
restaurant before its closing. She appears as a television personality
on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family
Cook-off, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. She hosts Alex's Day Off and
The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel. In 2012, she won
that season of Iron Chef America. In 2013, Guarnaschelli's first
cookbook was published. Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to
Cook mixes autobiographical details with favorite recipes from her
professional life that she adapted for the home.
Chef Academy - Television appearances - Netflix
Guarnaschelli was a competitor on The Food Network's Iron Chef America,
taking on Cat Cora in the 2007 “Farmers' Market Battle.” Cora won the
challenge. Guarnaschelli has since appeared as a judge on the program.
In 2011, she competed in the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, where
she placed as the third runner-up. She also competed on the Food Network
Challenge Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast episode and lost the competition.
After competing in the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef,
Guarnaschelli became a sous chef to Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. In
2008, she became the host of The Food Network's The Cooking Loft with
Alex Guarnaschelli, in which the chef teaches a small group of students
how to construct new variations of classic dishes. Guarnaschelli has
been a judge on Food Network's competition show Food Network Challenge,
and frequently appears as a judge on Food Network's cooking competition
show Chopped and on Food Network's series The Best Thing I Ever Ate. She
competed in season 5 of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. She won in the
final Kitchen Stadium showdown against chef Amanda Freitag. Her debut
challenge as an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America aired on December 30,
2012. She made a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon TV show Nicky,
Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, on the one-hour special “Go Hollywood” on November
25, 2015. Guarnaschelli appeared as a judge in episode five of Iron Chef
Gauntlet, where chef Gruenberg was eliminated before the final showdown
in episode six “The Gauntlet”. Alex also appeared on the Food Network’s
Beat Bobby Flay. She challenged Bobby with her signature lobster dish.
She also won that challenge.
Chef Academy - References - Netflix