Food Network's 'Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell' Returns For A Second Season

  Food Network's 'Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell' Returns For A Second Season

Season Premiere Thursday, January 31st at 10pm ET/PT

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NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar chef Anne Burrell hits the
pavement to help prominent restaurants around the country find their most
valuable employee – the Executive Chef. In season two of Food Network's Chef
Wanted with Anne Burrell premiering Thursday, January 31^st at 10pm ET/PT Chef
Anne puts four top-level candidates through the ultimate job interview as she
tests their culinary chops and business savvy in kitchen challenges that run
the gamut. From testing their resourcefulness by creating a delicious dish
using only four ingredients, to assessing their ability to pair their own
dishes with a signature beer from the restaurant's menu, these chefs are in
for the challenge of their lives. For the final two chefs it all boils down
to one night of service when they are handed the keys to the restaurant and,
potentially, the job of their dreams.

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"Anne's culinary savvy and tough love come together to put these aspiring
Executive Chefs through the toughest job interview they'll ever face," said
Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food
Network. "She brings out the best in these chefs, and viewers can't help but
root for their success."

Over the thirteen-episode season, determined chefs from across the country are
put through unpredictable culinary challenges. Whether it's a test of their
Italian scratch cooking skills and their knowledge of the regional cuisine at
the immense Tuscan Kitchen in New Hampshire; assessing their ability to work
with the scraps of high-end ingredients while creating a whole new menu for
Mirabelle Restaurant in Los Angeles; or challenging their creativity by
preparing a gourmet version of a traditional Puerto Rican dish for Oceano's
menu in Puerto Rico, each chef will devote blood, sweat and tears to prove to
Anne that they are qualified to be Executive Chef.

ABOUT ANNE BURRELL:

Anne Burrell has always stood out in the restaurant business for her
remarkable culinary talent, bold and creative dishes, and her trademark spiky
blond hair. After training at New York's Culinary Institute of America and
Italy's Culinary Institute for Foreigners, she gained hands-on experience at
notable New York restaurants including Felidia, Savoy, Lumi, and Italian Wine
Merchants. Anne has also battled on Food Network's Iron Chef America as Mario
Batali's energetic and reliable sous chef. Additionally, Anne taught for
three years at New York's Institute of Culinary Education. She served as
Executive Chef at New York hot-spot Centro Vinoteca from its opening in July
2007 through September 2008. She stars in Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and
Worst Cooks in America on Food Network. Anne's bestselling cookbook "Cook Like
A Rock Star" (Clarkson Potter) was released in October, 2011.

Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell is produced by Smart Dog Films and Mannahatta
Productions.

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