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), but in recent years we have seen the rise of the cooking competition show. Whether you tune in to Top Chef on Bravo 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 or go home.

Which reality cooking competition show is 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
    Top Chef

    2006 More
    100
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    2004 More
    100
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    2000 More
    94
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    2009 More
    89
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    most listed
    Iron Chef America

    2005 More
    84
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    71
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    60
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    59
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    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sweet Genius

    September 22, 2011 More
    45
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    MasterChef Australia

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    39
    added by: kfresan
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    The Taste

    January 22, 2013 More
    38
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    36
    added by: kfresan
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    Iron Chef

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    35
    added by: MikeTrujillo
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    Chef Academy

    2009 More
    35
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    2005 More
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    2010 More
    33
    added by: kfresan
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    new! Chopped: Canada

    January 2, 2014 More
    32
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    added by: MarvinTalley
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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant

    14 September 2010 More
    28
    added by: DannyLatcovich
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