This month, Netflix debuts a completely new culinary program, Cook at All Costs. The show’s new premise allows contestants to bid on materials and prepare mouth-watering meals for celebrity guest judges. The debut episode of Cook at All Costs, hosted by Jordan Andino, will air on Netflix on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 3:01 a.m. ET.
According to the official synopsis of the reality TV show:
“Cook everything.” Costs is a Canadian competitive culinary reality show in which three home cooks bid for ingredients to create meals that will satisfy celebrity guest judges – and win the money in their bank.
It goes on:
“This unique, high-stakes, auction-style culinary competition asks whether expensive ingredients necessarily equate to superior meals or whether simple components can become a formula for success.”
A panel of celebrity chefs appears on Cook at All Costs.
Three contestants were offered $25,000 in the Cook at All Costs season 1 teaser. Their job is to bid for ingredients with the money they got. According to the show’s theme, the contestants must save money by substituting expensive ingredients for cheaper ones. Only time will tell if the chefs will be able to turn ordinary ingredients into mouth-watering meals or if they will need luxury goods to do so.
The narrator explained in the trailer:
“Three home cooks have $25,000 in their bank and will have to bid on all their supplies in an exciting auction-packed cooking competition.” Home cooks can spend a lot of money on the best ingredients, save money for the basics or take a chance on a surprise. In the end, the winner will walk away with all the money in his bank.”
Finally, the money left after the bidding process is deposited into the winner’s account. The winner will be chosen by a team of renowned chefs, who will also be responsible for creating mystery boxes filled with ‘ingredient temptations’.
The cast and crew of the Netflix show
Chef Jordan Andino is the headliner of Cook at All Costs. The Toronto-born chef is a household name in the culinary world. Jordan has been in many culinary shows before, so this isn’t his first reality TV series. His website’s biography outlines the programs he has participated in.
“In addition to hosting ‘Late Nite Eats’ and Food Boats on Food Network/Cooking Channel, he is also a recurring judge on Food Network Canada’s ‘Jr Chef Showdown’, and is a frequent judge on popular shows such as Chopped, Rachael Ray , The Today Show, Beat Bobby Flay, Worst Cooks In America, Cooks vs. Cons, and Recipe for Deception.”
In addition to the popular presenter, the program will also feature a jury consisting of well-known chefs. According to the trailer, Nancy Silverton, Rick Martinez, Esther Choi, Richard Blais, Gabe Kennedy, Nyesha Arrington, Melissa Cookson, and Melba Wilson are among the celebrity judges of Cook at All Costs.
The narrator stated when introducing the panel in the trailer:
“The hottest names in the culinary world today call the backroom home.” The mystery boxes, the temptations of the ingredients and the jury are provided by these famous chefs.”