The ladies competing on Clash of the Grandmas are downright masters of their culinary crafts, with decades of experience commanding their kitchens at home. There’s no doubt they know what it takes to prepare meals fit for a family, but to succeed in the competition, they must put together dishes to impress a panel of all-star food authorities. To do that, they’ll need the very best in ingredients and equipment. So, to ensure they have what they need, the show’s culinary production team went to great lengths to ready the kitchen for the upcoming series of granny battles.
We caught up with Morgan Hass, a culinary producer on the show, who told us all about what it takes to stock the kitchen and pantry for the contest. Read on below to get her by-the-numbers details of what’s on hand, on the shelves and in the refrigerator.
2: Number of days it takes to build and stock the kitchen
8: Number of people on the culinary team overseeing Clash of the Grandmas
100: Total number of available gadgets, including 25 different varieties of equipment, like waffle makers, blenders and smoking guns
200: Nearly the number of plates, bowls, serving pieces, glasses and utensils that are up for grabs to the competitors. The grandmothers can choose from salad plates, sauce dishes and cake stands, among other items.
36: Combined number of types of dried spices and herbs in the pantry. Among them are caraway seeds, five-spice powder, star anise and dried thyme.
1,600: Total number of pounds of produce brought in for the entirety of the show
70: Number of fruit and vegetable types in the kitchen
14: Types of herbs on hand
200: Nearly the number of pots and pans available to the grandmas on set
30: Types of rotating proteins available. These include all manner of pork, poultry, beef and seafood, including pancetta, chorizo, chicken thighs, bone-in pork chops, New York strip steaks, duck breasts, shrimp, halibut and crab.
10: Types of nuts available, including hazelnuts, peanuts and chestnuts
6: Kinds of pasta noodles, oils and potatoes each stocked in the pantry or refrigerator
8: Number of varieties of vinegars and chocolates each available to the grandmothers
25: Approximate number of tools awaiting each grandmother at her prep station. The contestants have immediate access to a food processor, plastic wrap, a can opener, mixing bowls and other items.
150: Approximate number of pounds each of flour and sugar available in the pantry
15: Kinds of flour and sugar up for grabs. This includes masa and rice flours and maple sugar and molasses.
36: Total number of cutting boards on hand, split evenly among three different kinds
Tune in to the premiere of Clash of the Grandmas on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 10|9c.