The New Series Kitchen Casino Mixes Luck and Strategy in a High-Stakes Game of Chance

by in Shows, March 3rd, 2014

Bill RancicIn the upcoming series Kitchen Casino, premiering Monday, April 7 at 9|8c, four talented chefs play a high-stakes game in three rounds of gambling-themed challenges: slots, roulette and poker. But it isn’t just sheer luck that will get these contestants through the competition. Skill, speed and adaptability are the traits needed to win the $30,000 jackpot. The chefs must be at the top of their game if they want to beat Lady Luck.

In each episode, host Bill Rancic leads the contestants through the casino-style culinary competition. Each round will be critiqued by a roster of judges: Michael Chernow, Madison Cowan, Danyelle Freeman, Gavin Kaysen, Aliya Leekong and Kristin Sollenne.

Round 1 features the Kitchen Casino Slot Machine. The chefs take a spin and reveal three categories, which must inspire the dishes for that round. In Round 2, the remaining three contestants each need to prepare a dish using the same assigned protein from the previous round. But there’s a game-changing twist: The kitchen stations spin like a roulette wheel, unexpectedly leaving the chefs to finish cooking another’s dish. The final round is a game of Chef Poker in which the remaining two contestants try their hands at incorporating ingredients into their dish depending on the cards they’re dealt.

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Comments (40)

  1. TexasTerri says:

    Need to add a category to the poll. None of the above.

  2. Carlos says:

    You should made more clear how the roulette round works on that round. There was always 1 chef standing in front of an empty station, and you moved them arbitrary and not clearly.

    You move cheft after 1st spin, and you assume he stands in the new position for the new spins, but it doesnt seem to be the case. Please, explain the rules of that round to make it more clear and not so random.

  3. MJ4 says:

    This show has a good idea if there was someone else hosting other than Bill and the judges were so bland. Too bad the Food Network has taken on so many of these so called "celebrites" making their rounds on reality shows (Bill, Penn Teller, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Carney Wilson etc.) Some of us just want to watch real chefs cook & learn from them!

  4. Charles says:

    There is no way mathematically to spin four stations with three cooks not moving to have them standing always in front of an occupied food station. Do they really think we fall for that?

  5. Amanda says:

    The show fails as a cooking show AND as a casino show. Just naming a game "Chef Poker" does not mean you're satisfying your casino theme, and the "roulette" game is both terribly unfair and a ripoff of Top Chef. The show is also awfully low key for one themed after a casino. It's downright dull. Where's the magic, the glitz, the hooplah?

  6. Mike says:

    This show sucks

  7. Janice says:

    OMG this show is sooo horrible! Aside from the same simplistic moronic game "challenges" each week, the host is terrible. He is boring and wooden. The way he tilts his head and speaks iin that monotone voice almost makes me think he is an animatronic in a suit being controlled by a wireless panel back stage. Throw in the horrible judges to round out the failure. Could not watch again after the first episode.

    It is the complete opposite of an entertaining show like, Cutthroat Kitchen, that has a witty host (who interjects with useful tips) and new, fun, exciting challenges each episode.

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