Top Chef Spin-off Will Focus Just on Desserts
Posted on October 26, 2009Attempting to make desserts has often doomed chefs on Bravo's reality show Top Chef. Variety reports that Bravo is planning a reality show that would be similar to Top Chef but it will focus solely on desserts. The show will be called Just Desserts. Judges have not yet been chosen for the show.
Magical Elves, the production company behind Top Chef, will also make Just Desserts. The competing pastry chefs will all live together and face a weekly elmination challenge like on Top Chef."Just Desserts" will pit pastry chefs against one other in a weekly elimination competish similar to the original "Top Chef."
Desserts occasionally make an appearance on "Top Chef," but as Bravo exec VP-general manager Frances Berwick noted, even the show's top "cheftestants" frequently trip up while trying to whip up such concoctions.
"Their Achilles heel is usually the desserts," Berwick said of the "Top Chef" cooks. "As this has gone on, we've been thinking that it would be fun to do a 'Top Chef' with experienced pastry chefs. We've had a few pastry chefs on 'Top Chef,' but they haven't gone too far. It's just a different skill."
Berwick said there's no host or judges in place for "Top Chef: Just Desserts," but decisions will be made over the next few weeks.