Culinary Genius

Continuing Daily / 3:00pm ITV 60 min.
Each hour-long episode will see nine amateur cooks head into a wrestling ring-style studio to do culinary battle. A different professional chef will preside over the kitchen each week, demonstrating two of the tasks for the competitors as well as the audience at home. Culinary legend Gordon Ramsay will be first to take to the floor in Week 1 and the fiery foodie will be looking for speed as well as accuracy across three intense rounds. Rosemary Shrager, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Phil Vickery will follow in later weeks, bringing their own unique style to the high-intensity kitchen. Battle One will see the contestants face a five-minute knife skills test. Nerves will be shredded as they are challenged to speedily chop ingredients before being judged by the professional chef on quality as well as quantity. The three weakest contestants will be immediately eliminated. Battle Two focuses on precision and skill. This ten-minute test is all about preparation as a carefully chosen ingredient is revealed to the remaining six competitors and they race to prepare it perfectly. Three more hopefuls will be sent home, leaving the remaining trio to face an exciting and thrilling cook-off in Battle Three. Here the chefs must use the ingredient they just prepped - and the studio’s stocked larder - to create a stunning dish in twenty five minutes worthy of the top cash prize and earn the title ‘Culinary Genius’. Continues Monday to Friday (weekdays) at 3pm on ITV

Season 1

20 Episodes

Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is the judge for the final week. He demonstrates how to cut sweet potatoes into thin matchsticks - allumettes. Then he shows how to fillet turbot into four fillets and sets a challenge - come up with the perfect dish using the fish.
May 12 2017
Jean-Christophe demonstrates how to dice shallots before contestants must attempt their own in just five minutes. His choice today is poussin - or baby chicken. The contestants have 25 minutes to concoct a dish using the bird.
May 11 2017
Jean-Christophe demonstrates how to peel and segment a grapefruit before showing how to fillet a mackerel. The final challenge is preparing the ultimate dish using the fish.
May 10 2017
Jean-Christophe demonstrates how to trim and prep artichoke hearts before contestants attempt their own in just five minutes. Then he shows how to open up a scallop and present the white meat and coral, before setting the remaining contestants a challenge - prepare the ultimate scallop dish.
May 09 2017
Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is the judge for the final week. In the first challenge, Jean-Christophe demonstrates how to cut ginger two ways - a fine julienne or thin strips and brunoise or finely diced before contestants must attempt their own in just five minutes. He then shows how to prepare ribeye steaks, with which the contestants must prepare their final and hopefully perfect dish.
May 08 2017
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May 01 2017
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Apr 19 2017
Fern Britton hosts the competitive cookery show which sees nine home cooks whittled down in three increasingly intense culinary battles until one rises to glory to claim the one thousand pound cash prize. Packed with cooking titbits for viewers, a different professional chef presides over the kitchen each week. Gordon Ramsay puts the knife skills of contestants to the test with a mix of Braeburn and Granny Smith apples, followed by a pork loin deboning and finishing with the perfect pork dish.
Apr 18 2017
Fern Britton hosts the competitive cookery show which sees nine home cooks whittled down in three increasingly intense culinary battles until one rises to glory to claim the one thousand pound cash prize. Packed with cooking titbits for viewers, a different professional chef presides over the kitchen each week. Culinary legend Gordon Ramsay is first to take to the floor as the fiery foodie looks for speed as well as accuracy across three intense rounds, testing their ability to prepare peppers, fillet salmon and create the tastiest salmon dish.
Apr 17 2017