Next Thursday night, the MET Back Bay will be featured on the new Food Network show, “Chef Wanted” with Anne Burrell. Kathy Sidell, the owner of the MET Restaurant Group, will be appearing on the show as well.
“Chef Wanted” is yet another food-based reality show competition series, but rather than compete for some sort of cash prize, contestants on this show are all vying for the real-life job of head chef of that particular restaurant. A new restaurant is featured in each episode, starting off with four competitors who are eventually narrowed down to just one winner through a series of cooking, managing, and menu design challenges. The show is hosted each week by Anne Burrell, who also regularly hosts “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” also on the Food Network.
Sidell, as the restauranteur, will be assigning the challenges and tasks to the contestants, and eventually making the final decision regarding the winner. That winner will become the new head chef of the restaurant. Sidell is a fan of healthy competition, as her holiday parties for MET staff require the teams of attendees to prepare food pairings with four wines they are given from a particular region. Independent judges at the party help choose the winners, who then receive a fabulous dinner prize.
Viewing parties will be taking place at all of the MET Restaurant Group locations, including the Back Bay, Chestnut Hill, Natick, Dedham, and Nantucket, starting at 10 p.m. on July 26th.