Around the World in 80 Plates

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Around the World in 80 Plates
Around the World in 80 Plates logo.jpg
Genre Competition
Presented by Cat Cora
Curtis Stone
Opening theme Robert ToTeras
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Cutforth
Jane Lipsitz
Running time 44 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Magical Elves Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)  – July 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
External links
Website

Around the World in 80 Plates is an American reality competition television series that debuted May 9, 2012, on Bravo.[1] The series follows twelve chefs competing in a culinary race across ten countries in 44 days and is hosted by professional chefs Curtis Stone and Cat Cora.[2]

Contestants[edit]

In order of elimination:[3]

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Avery WIN MVC WIN IN (-) WIN IN (-) IN MVC IN MVC WINNER
Liz WIN IN WIN MVC IN WIN IN (-) IN MVC IN RUNNER-UP
Nookie IN (-) WIN MVC IN WIN IN WIN IN IN (-) OUT
John IN IN IN IN IN (-) MVC MVC IN (-) OUT
Nicole IN (-) IN (-) WIN WIN MVC IN IN OUT
Jenna IN IN WIN WIN IN (-) WIN OUT
Nick WIN IN IN IN WIN OUT
Gary IN WIN IN (-) IN OUT
Chaz MVC WIN IN (-) OUT
Keven WIN WIN OUT
Sai WIN OUT
Clara OUT
     (MVC) The contestant was a member of the winning team in that episode's Take-Over Challenge and was selected as the Most Valuable Chef.
     (WIN) The contestant was a member of the winning team in that episode's Take-Over Challenge.
     (IN) The contestant was not a member of the winning team, but did not receive any votes for elimination.
     [IN (-)] The contestant was not a member of the winning team and received at least one vote for elimination.
     (OUT) The contestant was not a member of the winning team, received the majority of votes and was eliminated.

Episodes[edit]

Premiere date Location Teams Exceptional Ingredient Challenge Take-Over Challenge Most Valuable Chef Eliminated U.S. viewers
(millions)

Episode 1: London Calling
May 9, 2012 London, England
Black
Avery, Chaz, Keven, Liz, Nick, Sai
Red
Clara, Gary, Jenna, John, Nicole, Nookie
The teams are given maps of three pubs and must visit each one offering food and drinks. The first team to finish wins.
  • Reward: Use of potatoes in their dishes
  • Winners: Red Team
Each team will take over one of the pubs and create two authentic gastro-pub dishes while replicating the three dishes they ate during the pub crawl.
  • Winners: Black Team
Chaz Clara 0.79[4]

Episode 2: Forget Paris
May 16, 2012 Lyon, France
Black
Avery, Chaz, Gary, Keven, Nookie
Red
Jenna, John, Liz, Nick, Nicole, Sai
The teams navigate through France and do several sheep-themed challenges. First, two teammates must correctly identify six sheep cheeses. Next, each team must herd four sheep into a pen without touching the animals. The final challenge is to taste wines and match them up to their ingredients.
  • Reward: Meeting Chef Joseph about typical Lyonnese menu.
  • Winners: Black Team
Each team will be taking over a restaurant, making four dishes a piece. Both teams must also craft a quenelle to be served.
  • Winners: Black Team
Avery Sai 0.64[5]

Episode 3: Something Smells Fishy
May 23, 2012 Barcelona, Spain
Black
Avery, Jenna, Liz, Nicole, Nookie
Red
Chaz, Gary, John, Keven, Nick
The teams sort and prepare three different types of seafood: monkfish, merluza, and sepia. Each type of seafood is worth a different amount of money. By the time the delivery truck arrives, whoever makes the most money wins.
  • Reward: Use of red prawn in their dishes.
  • Winners: Red Team
Each team will share a restaurant, each creating a three course seafood menu based on the seafood they prepared in the previous challenge.
  • Winners: Black Team
Nookie Keven 0.55[6]

Episode 4: In and Out of Africa
May 30, 2012 Marrakesh, Morocco
White
Gary, Chaz, Nick
Black
Nookie, Avery, John
Red
Jenna, Liz, Nicole
Find the Ben Boubker spice shop within the Medina. Pour glasses of Mint Tea in the traditional Moroccan style.
  • Reward: $15,000 and a guide
    to help them
    navigate the Medina
  • Winners: Black Team
Each team will share a restaurant, each creating a tagine in addition to two other dishes.
  • Winners: Red Team
Liz Chaz 0.78[7]

Episode 5: Tale of Two Villas
June 6, 2012 Florence, Italy
Black
Nick, Nookie, Avery, Nicole
Red
Jenna, Gary, Liz, John
In Florence, the Course starts with a scavenger hunt where the chefs get
firsthand experience on the traditions of the local cuisine.
  • Reward: $10,000 and cooking lessons from a nonna (grandmother).
  • Winners: Black Team
With their new knowledge, they head to beautiful villas in the rolling hills of Tuscany to create Tuscan cuisine for the Takeover. One chef causes a disaster in the middle of the night and must confess to his fellow chefs.
  • Winners: Black Team
Nicole Gary 0.76[8]

Episode 6: Ciao Down
June 13, 2012 Bologna, Italy
Black
Nick, Nookie, Avery, Nicole
Red
Jenna, Liz, John
The chefs shift gears and head north to Bologna where they tackle the local favorite, tortellini.
  • Reward: $10,000 and extra hour to cook.
  • Winners: Red Team
Tempers flare between two chefs over past grievances and one of the contestants is intent on taking a teammate down.
  • Winners: Red Team
John Nick 0.70[9]

Episode 7: Thai Breaker
June 20, 2012 Chiang Mai, Thailand
White
Avery, Jenna
Black
John, Nookie
Red
Liz, Nicole
Find and transport two baskets of coconuts, then grate five pounds worth. Plant 20 rows of rice in a traditional paddy.
  • Reward:$10,000, plus a double shopping budget and the chance to serve two dishes instead of one
  • Winners: Black Team
Each team runs a Thai street food cart, with the goal of earning the most money.
  • Winners: Black Team
John
(wins $5000 instead of immunity)
Jenna 0.83[10]

Episode 8: Feeding the Demon
June 27, 2012 Hong Kong, China
Black
John, Nookie
Red
Avery, Liz, Nicole
Retrieve an envelope from a statue of Buddha, then bundle 10 hairy crabs, then fill 7 steamer baskets with dumplings.
  • Reward: Hour with a local sous chef.
  • Winners: Black Team
The chefs compete as individuals to cook a five-course meal at a restaurant that offers "X-Treme Chinese Cuisine" for Alvin Leung. Avery Nicole 0.83[11]

Episode 9: Cry for Me Argentina
July 11, 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Black
John, Liz
Red
Avery, Nookie
The chefs have to make 80 empanadas to then sell in a local park and earn 150 pesos.
  • Reward: Roast goat, a local delicacy.
  • Winners: Red Team
The teams takeover a local parrilla (grill house) and create a menu featuring two appetizers and two meat dishes.
  • Winners: Red Team
Liz John 0.76[12]

Episode 10: A Winner Comes Home
July 18, 2012 Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Black
Avery, Jenna, Nick
Red
Liz, Chaz, John
Go to three different shops for ingredients for, and then prepare, a traditional Uruguayan dish of each chef's choice
  • Reward: The power to eliminate one chef (Nookie)
  • Winners: Avery
Create a three-dish menu inspired by three of the chefs' previous destinations throughout the competition, with the help of two past contestants as sous chefs
  • Winners: Black / Avery
Avery Liz 0.83[13]

International broadcasters[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Bravo Media Announces Unprecedented Partnership With Chase Sapphire Preferred to Co-Produce New Culinary Competition Series "Around The World In 80 Plates"". The Futon Critic. February 29, 2012. 
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