Alex Polizzi Chef For Hire

October 2020

Season 1 Episode 9 - Amelies Heat 1

3.0 1 x
Alex continues her mission to help restaurants hire desperately needed head chefs. First off, the candidates are given the local but little-used ingredient of spider crab to test their ability with tricky seafood.

Season 1 Episode 8 - Miner's Arms Final

2.0 2 x
The finalists' challenge is to produce a three-course menu embracing local ingredients for a restaurant full of regular diners. With the promise of a head chef position on offer, the tension in the kitchen is high.

Season 1 Episode 7 - Miner's Arms Heat 3

3.0 1 x
The final three candidates are faced with wild boar for their skills test. Matt proves to be prepared, but is his food too fancy for a gastropub? There's only one place left in the final, and the pressure is on.
September 2020

Season 1 Episode 6 - Miner's Arms Heat 2

3.0 1 x
The first test is about local ingredients, and the chefs are presented with the little-used ingredient of kid meat. Competition is intense, as only one chef will be selected to go through to the final interview.

Season 1 Episode 5 - Miner's Arms Heat 1

3.0 0 x
The first three candidates are put through a gruelling hands-on interview process to become the new head chef at the Miners Arms. A local rack of lamb immediately puts their butchery skills under scrutiny.

Season 1 Episode 4 - Gilpin Final

4.0 6 x
The finalists' challenge is to produce three courses for a restaurant full of discerning diners. They will also have to manage a brigade of chefs, testing not only their cooking skills but their ability to run a kitchen.

Season 1 Episode 3 - Gilpin Heat 3

3.0 5 x
There is only one place left in the final, and the pressure is on for the final three candidates. Ben is on a mission to impress with his theatrical creations, while Simon has to convince them he really wants the job.
August 2020

Season 1 Episode 2 - Gilpin Heat 2

4.0 2 x
The next three candidates are tested on their butchery skills. Italian chef Michael surprises the family with his unusual approach - but will it be enough to beat Hrishikesh's 'east meets west' fusion cuisine?

Season 1 Episode 1 - Gilpin Heat 1

4.0 0 x
Alex tackles the Gilpin, a fine-dining hotel in the Lake District. This much-loved family run business is desperate to find a new executive head chef. After months of fruitless searching, the Cunliffe family have failed to find the right person who will care as much about their business as they do. They've now turned to Al...
February 2019

Season 1 Episode 16 - Potli Final

Expired 4.0 9 x
The finalists must produce an authentic three-course menu to be tested by a restaurant full of owners Jay and Uttam's toughest critics - their loyal regulars. Will an Indian variation of fish and chips delight or dismay?