BBC Two bringing cooking home in a major new series

BBC Two has commissioned Voltage TV to cook up a major new competitive food show.

The 12x60 minute series, The Big Family Cooking Challenge (working title) will bring cooking back into the home, as family teams of passionate amateurs battle it out for the chance to be crowned the nation’s best home cooks.

The series will pit inter-generational teams of home cooks against each other in a brand new format celebrating ordinary dishes made extraordinary. Across the series, the judges will visit family homes and whittle down the teams of cooks through a series of challenges based on the realities of everyday meals.

The Big Family Cooking Challenge, which is already in pre-production, is due to air in summer 2017. It was commissioned by BBC Two Channel Editor, Patrick Holland and Acting Head of Formats and Features, Donna Clark, and will be executive produced for the BBC by commissioning executive Catherine Catton. It will be executive produced by Voltage Chief Executive Sanjay Singhal and Kathleen Larkin.

Donna Clark says: “I’m thrilled to be taking food competitions in a different direction. A passion for food starts in the family kitchen and this format will take us into homes up and down the country where we’ll meet Britain’s most passionate and exciting families of cooks.”

Sanjay Singhal says: “Our ambition is to create a feel good show full of character and warmth with authentic home cooking at its heart.”

October 20, 2016 4:51am ET by BBC TWO  

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