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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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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Chopped Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

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MasterChef USA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
MasterChef USA Gordon Ramsey, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Top Chef Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

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Top Chef Masters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Top Chef Masters Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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Iron Chef America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Iron Chef America Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

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Chopped Champions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Cutthroat Kitchen Alton Brown

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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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MasterChef Australia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
MasterChef Australia Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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Food Network Challenge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Food Network Challenge Keegan Gerhard^! Kerry Vincent^! Claire Robinson

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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Worst Cooks in America Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence

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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
The Next Iron Chef Alton Brown^! Simon Majumdar^! Donatella Arpaia

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Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield

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Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

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Top Chef: Just Desserts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Top Chef: Just Desserts Gail Simmons, Johnny Iuzzini, Danielle Kyrillos

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Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Throwdown! with Bobby Flay Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Miriam Garron

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The Next Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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Next Great Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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The Taste is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
The Taste Anthony Bourdain Nigella Lawson Ludo Lefebvre Marcus Samuelsson

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Top Chef Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Top Chef Canada Lisa Ray, Thea Andrews

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Ramsay's Best Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Coo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off Rachael Ray^! Guy Fieri^! Lou Diamond Phillips

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Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay

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My Kitchen Rules is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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The Great Food Truck Race is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
The Great Food Truck Race Tyler Florence, Chris Hodgson, Lance Kramer

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Sweet Genius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Sweet Genius Ron Ben-Israel

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Chopped: Canada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Chopped: Canada Dean McDermott

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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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Cooks Vs Cons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Cooks Vs Cons

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Guy's Grocery Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Guy's Grocery Games Guy Fieri, Troy Johnson, Melissa d'Arabian

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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Paula's Home Cooking Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen

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Chef Academy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Chef Academy Jean-Christophe Novelli^! Michelle Kennedy^! Steve Kitchen

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Ramsay's Best Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Celebrity Masterchef is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

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Kids Baking Championship is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Kids Baking Championship Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable

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Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Masterchef (UK) Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

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Battle of the Chefs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Battle of the Chefs

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Britain's Historic Dishes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Britain's Historic Dishes

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Rick's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Rick's Kitchen

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Shipwrecked: Battle of the Isl... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows
Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands Chris Brain, Craig Kelly, Crawford Anderson