BBC AMERICA's new original adventure cooking competition series, No Kitchen Required, follows three chefs as they are dropped into the most exotic and remote places on earth. There they work with the locals to hunt, fish and forage for ingredients to create locally-inspired meals that will be judged by the communities themselves. The three fearless chefs Michelin-starred New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis; first ever Chopped Grand Champion chef Madison Cowan, who has roots in London, Detroit and Jamaica; and elite personal chef from New Zealand, Kayne Raymond leave the comforts of their kitchens as they are dropped into ten locations around the world.
In the first episode of the adrenaline inducing series, the chef's rappel into the lush land of the Caribbean island Dominica. Equipped with only their knives and secret ingredients of choice, they are warmly welcomed by host Dr. Shini Somara and the Kalinago community. Here they are exposed to all of the flavors and traditions of the Kalinago People. After an exquisite feast put on by the Kalinago community the chefs set out in search for the ingredients for their meals. Challenged with the task of putting their own spin on the traditional cuisine, they are eagerly guided by locals who demonstrate the best techniques for catching their protein. Before they can dish up the catch of the day, they must first master spear fishing, track a manicou, a possum-like animal, through the dense jungle, blindly hunt for crustaceans in dangerously murky water and forage for tropical fruits and root vegetables like coconuts and yams. It's up to the chefs to combine their skills with the techniques and flavors of the locals to create a delectable feast for their hosts in just three hours. This proves to be a daunting task against the wind and rain as the chefs struggle just to keep their fires going, not to mention creating a winning meal before time runs out.
While all three chefs face the hardships of the environment, only one wins the vote of their toughest critics - the locals.
Executive producer/director Chachi Senior (Chopped, Rocco's Dinner Party) says: "No Kitchen Required is definitely the first of its kind. We're introducing the viewing audience to cultures they may not be familiar with and using food as the vehicle for them to learn about these cultures. Along the way they get to engage in a rocking adventure through the eyes of our chefs."
"No Kitchen Required completely redefines what reality television can and should do," commented executive producer Kevin Greene (Survivor). "In the process of combining cooking and extreme adventure, we documented amazing stories that keep viewers riveted and wondering what's going to happen next."
BBC AMERICA's Dominica Episode of No Kitchen Required premiered worldwide on Tuesday, April 3, 10:00pm ET/PT.
See the trailer: http://bbca.me/NKRTrailer
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