November 12, 2007

Nine releases information about The Chopping Block

Posted in Nine Network at 1:38 pm by Give Me The Remote

Production has begun on a new reality television series set in the restaurant business area. ‘The Chopping Block’ is being created by David Barbour and Julian Cress, the folks who gave us such offerings as The Block, Celebrity Overhaul and Celebrity Circus. It will be hosted by Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and chef Matt Moran (a former judge on Seven’s My Restaurant Rules).

Producers David Barbour and Julian Cress
Producers David Barbour and Julian Cress

The series is being shot both in Melbourne and Sydney where two restaurants will compete each week for a $20 000 cash prize. The restaurants will first receive a review by a secret critic, before being then given $5 000 to overhaul their eatery in 3 days under the guidance of Moran. The businesses will then be scrutinised again and the restaurant who has made the most improvement will get the big ones.

The concept actually sounds quite interesting. I’m liking the fact that we’ll be seeing new restaurants every week – the latter weeks of My Restaurant Rules and The Block start to become a bit boring when it’s just same old, same old. I also believe that Matt Moran is a really good television personality and Nine have been very smart in picking him up.

Celebrity Chef - Matt Moran
Celebrity Chef – Matt Moran

The show will air in 2008.

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