Discovery Comm ‘A’: CHEF CLIFF CROOKS TAKES STRUGGLING PROFESSIONAL COOKS THROUGH HIGH-StakeS CHEF BOOT CAMP IN PRIMETIME SERIES RETURN THURSDAY, APRIL 7 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON THE FOOD NETWORK
NEW YORK – February 25, 2022 – Chef Cliff Crooks is a charismatic and talented Culinary Director for a global catering group who is passionate about sharing everything he has learned with struggling professional cooks in Chef Training Campwho returns for season two on Thursday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network. In the series, Cliff is tough, but supportive and funny, as he leads a weekly boot camp for a new trio of self-appointed chefs from across the country who recognize they need to make big changes if they want to. succeed in the food industry. . For three days, Cliff conducts intense culinary exercises that test how these chefs cook under pressure, manage their time and communicate. After a basic round to assess their strengths and weaknesses, the stakes are high as Cliff welcomes the cooks to his own kitchen at BLT Prime where they must perform a quick live dinner service and cook alongside the restaurant staff. Finally, the pros showcase their culinary creativity at a family meal shared by Cliff and their fellow chefs and decide if they will return to their food careers.
“Cliff has the perfect mix of expertise, heart and humor to put these chefs on the right track,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “After the success of ChiefTraining campthe first season of and his recent role in a long-running hit America’s worst cooksCliff has become one of the channel’s rising stars and we can’t wait for our audience to get to know him better.”
Chef Cliff Crooks has been cooking in renowned New York kitchens for over 20 years. Prior to joining BLT Restaurant Group in 2010 as Executive Chef of BLT Steak New York, he held positions at Salute!, Blue Water Grill and Gramercy Tavern. After more than two years leading the kitchen of BLT Steak New York, the hotel group’s flagship restaurant, Crooks was named Culinary Director of BLT Restaurant Group and has since played a vital role in inspiring the culinary growth of his staff while by demonstrating a strong commitment to the brand’s philosophy of exceeding expectations through exceptional cuisine and hospitality. Cliff is the host and mentor for the final season of Food Network’s America’s worst cooks and competed on Tournament of Champions. He also appeared as a contestant on Excellent chef and a judge on Hell’s Kitchen and Chopped junior.
Fans can get to know Cliff and learn some of his top cooking tips at FoodNetwork.com/ChefBootCamp. Follow the competition on social media using #ChefBootCamp and tell us about your biggest cooking mistakes.
Chef Training Camp is produced by Left/Right Productions for Food Network.
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