The Best Cooking Competition Shows TV Programs
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The Best Cooking Competition Shows

The best cooking competition shows, hosted by some of television's most entertaining celebrity chefs, have become one of the must-watch genres on television. Some of the best shows on television right now take place in a kitchen, and the best cooking shows on TV are the reason.

While the cooking show has been around almost since the advent of TV (Julia Child was a thing long before Meryl Streep played her), in recent years we have seen the rise of the cooking competition show. Whether you tune in to Top Chef on Bravo or Netflix to see elite chefs battle for the title of best chef, or Masterchef which features home cooks battling it out to see if they have the chops to compete with the pros, reality cooking competition shows have become must-watch entertainment for the culinarily curious. Adding to the mix are timed challenge cooking competition reality shows like Chopped and Cupcake Wars which put cooks in the kitchen but under extreme pressure to produce great food or go home.

Which reality cooking competitions are the best? What is the most entertaining cooking competition show? Who are the best hosts of reality cooking competition shows? Vote on your favorite reality TV cooking competition show here to find out. If you don't see your favorite reality cooking show listed, make sure to add it to the greatest cooking competition show list so other viewers can make it their top cooking competition show. No matter what type of cooking contest you like, there is definitely something out there for you.
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    the people's #1 Jennifer Ellison, Abi Titmuss, James Dreyfus

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    Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Aarón Sanchez

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    added by woogyjones50 Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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    most listed Bill Murray, Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray

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    Keegan Gerhard

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    Bobby Flay, Cat Cora, Mario Batali

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    Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell

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    Hubert Keller, Gail Simmons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sweet Genius Ron Ben-Israel

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    ranked low on reranks & added by kfresan Matt Preston

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    The Taste Anthony Bourdain Nigella Lawson Ludo Lefebvre Marcus Samuelsson

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    added by MikeTrujillo Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

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    Bobby Flay

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    added by DannyLatcovich Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jean-Christophe Novelli

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    Chopped: Canada Dean McDermott

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    added by MarvinTalley Paula Deen

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ShónaMcCormick Cutthroat Kitchen Alton Brown

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    added by Mae-AmarUnda Gordon Ramsay

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    new! & added by Mae-AmarUnda Gordon Ramsay

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