Food Network Announces New Primetime Series “Chefs vs. City”

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chefs-vs-city-premiereAnother new primetime show is coming to the Food Network -- and this time, it's not another cook-off series.

"Chefs vs. City," which debuts in August, will feature two respected American chefs from opposite coasts as they travel around the country, challenging foodies in each city they visit to a culinary-themed obstacle course. It's a race to the finish line every time.

The two hosts of the show are chefs Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez. Cosentino is a Johnson & Wales graduate and is the executive chef of Incanto in San Francisco. He has also appeared on "Iron Chef," "Iron Chef America," and "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." His partner on the show, Aaron Sanchez, is regarded as one of the nation's leading contemporary Latin chefs, and co-hosted the Food Network show "Melting Pot." In 2005, Sanchez received a nomination for the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, and was even featured in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue. He is the executive chef and owner of restaurants Paladar and Centrico in New York City.

The new series "Chefs vs. City" will take Cosentino and Sanchez to cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and New Orleans. In each city, the chefs will participate in a variety of challenges, where they may be asked to stomp wine in Malibu, withstand a freezing room in Vegas, or survive the spiciest curried dish in New York City.

It's definitely more "Amazing Race" than "Top Chef," and will hopefully be a good change of pace for the Food Network.

The "Chefs vs. City" series premiere is Friday, August 7th, at 10 p.m. EST.

Source: Food Network

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