Chef Academy

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Chef Academy
StarringJean Christophe Novelli
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Broadcast
Original channelBravo
Original runNovember 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) – November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
 
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Chef Academy
StarringJean Christophe Novelli
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Broadcast
Original channelBravo
Original runNovember 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) – November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)

Chef Academy is a reality show that premiered on Bravo TV on November 16, 2009 and aired on Mondays at 11 p.m. ET/PT.[1] It followed Jean Christophe Novelli, a world-renowned Michelin star- and 5 AA Rosette-award-winning chef with restaurants in London, France and South Africa. On the show, he opened a test program for a top-notch culinary institute in Los Angeles, and trained and transformed those who aspire to cook like professionals.

Contestants[edit]

There are 9 students competing in Chef Academy. Names, ages, and hometowns below are from the Bravo website.[1][2]

Although Chef Academy never had a true winner of the show, Kyle Daley was announced Best Chef of Chef Academy. It was announced on the final episode of the season.

Format[edit]

The students are assessed weekly tests varying from preparing desserts to gutting a fish or usually recreating one of Novelli's dishes. At the end of the test, Novelli determines who passes and who fails. If a student fails three tests, they are dismissed from his Academy.

Location[edit]

The building used to house the academy is 1304 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA.

Contestant Table[edit]

Episode232435647895
CarissaRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
EmmanuelGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
KupRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
KyleRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
LeoGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYPASS
SarahRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
TracieRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
ZoeGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYPASS
SuzanneGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYFAIL

Notes[edit]

1 The students who failed the first episode did not count as their first failure.
2 Chef Novelli did not reveal the results for all the chefs except for the three who performed the best (Zoe, Kyle, and Kup) who were invited to join him at a beach party.
3 The chefs who passed each made a croque-em-bouche for extra credit. Tracie was declared 'Head of the Class' because she impressed Chef Novelli the most this week.
4 Although both Sarah and Suzanne received their third failures, Chef Novelli decided to give them another chance.
5 Although Suzanne had failed the Chef Academy, Chef Novelli asked her back for Episode 9 to host the gala for the final challenge.

Key[edit]

Green tickY The student passed that episode's test.
Red XN The student failed that episode's test.
     (FAIL) The student received three strikes and failed Chef Academy.
     (PASS) The student passed Chef Academy.

Episodes[4][edit]

Episode NumberEpisode TitleFirst Air Date
1 - 1Coming to AmericaNovember 16, 2009
1 - 2Just DessertsNovember 23, 2009
1 - 3Basic TrainingNovember 30, 2009
1 - 4A Bun in the OvenDecember 7, 2009
1 - 5Naked LunchDecember 14, 2009
1 - 6Squid Pro QuoJanuary 4, 2010
1 - 7Meat Your MakerJanuary 4, 2010
1 - 8Too Many CooksJanuary 11, 2010
1 - 9The Last SupperJanuary 11, 2010

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