The brand new season of Battle for Taste gathers the finest chefs from two gastronomic capitals in China, Hangzhou and Xi'an. While Hangzhou cuisine emphasizes the authentic and mild tastes of food, Xi’an food is known for its strong flavours. In this battlefield of taste, twelve respective chefs from these two distinctive cities showcase their best cookery skills to combat each other in order to be honoured as the best team for the city they represent.
Through blind tasting, the chefs can only meet the judges after their dishes are tasted and judged. Their performances are recorded by marks and only the highest three can compete with the opposite team in the final. Apart from the judges formed by four food experts, the show also features a special foodie panel consists of fifteen foodies to comment and grade the dishes. Only the chefs who present the most scrumptious dishes can get a chance to win for their own cities.
Introduction of the judges:
A seasoned Taiwanese chef who is currently the Ambassador of Chinese cuisine for the hotel chain of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Executive Chef of Fairmont Peace Hotel. His strictness on the quality of food credited him as “The Chef from Hell“.
A Singaporean chef who blends the concept of Modern Chinese Cuisines with classical Chinese provincial food. He was awarded the Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Science.
A student of culinary master Wang Yijun and now the principal of Qu Hao Culinary School. He also won the China Golden Chef Award given by The Chinese Cuisine Association.
The host of TV programme Belle Gourmet that shares the art of fine dining. In the programme, she visits famous restaurants and offers home cooking with both great visual and taste to share the inspirations of life.