Reality TV personality and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek is bringing a most anticipated (albeit not entirely original) food series to television.
It’s called Snack-Off, and it’s a half-hour competitive cooking show starring amateur cooks who will participate in challenges à la Food Network’s Chopped. The cooks will battle each other in taking “mundane munchies and [elevating] it to a fully-baked art form,” according to the show’s official website. In other words, contestants will be put on the spot to come up with genius snack food-inspired creations.
The show will be hosted by chef, restaurateur, and host of Vice‘s “Fresh Off the Boat,” Eddie Huang. On the judges panel: model and foodie Chrissy Teigen, chef Jason Quinn, and a rotating third judge. Read up on cast bios here.
Teigen (and co.) are getting pretty excited about the show:
Also introducing my latest TV project, #SnackOff. The first head to head cooking competition featuring everyones favorite snack foods.
— Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek) February 28, 2014
pot brownies are far too normal to be on Snack Off. RT @CassidyESmith will there be pot brownies on Snack Off?
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 6, 2014
.@RealCapnCrunch ok cap’n we need to talk attire for this show. I don’t have to wear a sailor suit do I? because a) not happening and b) no.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 20, 2014
— Yassir Lester (@Yassir_Lester) April 25, 2014
— MTV Snack-Off! (@MTVSnackOff) July 2, 2014
Prizes for winners include cash, a golden spork necklace, and having their recipe published in the Snack-Off cookbook.
Take a sneak peek at episode 7 here.
Catch the season premiere on Thursday, July 10, at 10:30/9:30c.