The ovens are being preheated, the grills are being fired up, and the aprons are being tied. This year is going to an enormous year for food-related television, so get your favorite streaming platforms ready. Whether you’re into fast-paced cooking competitions, adventurous travel-based food shows, or dramas set to a restaurant backdrop, 2023 is going to be a year full of the best food shows.
You’ll see the return of some successful shows like Next Level Chef, Worst Cooks in America, and The Bake Squad, as well as newcomers like Pressure Cooker—which just premiered today. Fans of FX’s The Bear will be thrilled to know that the show was renewed for a second season to air sometime in 2023, although those are the only details we have.
So, grab some snacks and get ready to go on a binging spree of your favorite food shows, or patiently wait for the ones that have episodes released on a weekly basis. Either way, you’ll be thoroughly entertained and may even learn a thing or two to take your culinary skills to the next level. So, without further ado, read on to learn more about the 5 best food shows to watch in 2023.
Arguably one of the biggest draws to Pressure Cooker is its lack of judges. But how do you compete in a cooking show without judges, you may ask? The competing chefs will be doing the unimaginable when it comes to reality food shows—they’ll be judging each other.
“Do we vote on the dish, on threat level, on the alliances?” asks a contestant in the show’s official trailer.
“Now we gotta get cut throat—immediately,” says another.
This show will combine elements of typical cooking competitions with strategy-based play in a way that no other cooking show has done, so viewers can start bracing themselves for the drama.
Pressure Cooker premieres Friday, January 6, 2023, on Netflix—and those anticipating the show’s debut will be thrilled to learn that the streaming platform is dropping the entire first season all at once. So get ready for an epic bingewatching session this weekend!
If you’re a fan of Gordon Ramsay’s raging intensity, emotional outburst-style television hosting, and his 17 Michelin stars and counting, you’ll be pleased to know that his latest show, Next Level Chef, is returning with its second season on February 12, 2023.
The new season, which will appear on Fox immediately following the Super Bowl, will have the same excitement, fast-paced challenges, and enormous cash prize of $250,000 that the first season had, and chef Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais will return as mentors for the contestants. It’s not just cash that the contestants will be competing for, though. The winner of Next Level Chef Season 2 will take home the money, as well as a year of mentorship from all three chefs.
If you missed the first season, but have enjoyed some of Ramsay’s past shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, or MasterChef, you may want to give this one a try. We can guarantee that there will be good food, passion, and a lot of yelling.
You can catch the premiere of Next Level Chef immediately following Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, on Fox.
Worst Cooks in America is back with its 25th season, and this time it’s going viral. The season will be hosted by Chef Anne Burnell—who has been with the show since its first season in 2010— along with Chef Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson, owner of SuperChefs restaurant and a Food Network veteran.
The premise of Worst Cooks is simple: “Culinarily-challenged” contestants go through the chefs’ bootcamp to participate in different food challenges every episode. In the final episode, the top two contestants will prepare a full-course meal for a panel of judges, who will then choose the winner. Then, the most-improved contestant takes home the $25,000 cash prize.