Daily Dish: Top Chef Gets a Sweet Spinoff
Get ready for one fabulous offshoot of the popular franchise!
Bravo’s hit show Top Chef is about to get a spinoff series called Top Chef: Just Desserts, which will solely focus on (you guessed it!) sweet treats.
Casting will kick off this week for the 2010 venture which is to mirror the show’s original concept with pastry chefs living together and facing eliminations each week.
“Their Achilles heel is usually the desserts,” Bravo exec VP-general manager Frances 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 noted that there is currently no host or judges in place, but that decisions will hammered out over the next several weeks.
Are you interested in cooking shows? Do you think Top Chef: Just Desserts will trump other cake-related programming such as TLC’s Cake Boss or Food Network’s Ace of Cakes? (Variety.com)