The Best Cooking Competition Shows

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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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    Gordon Ramsey, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot

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    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

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    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

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    Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

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    Alton Brown

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    Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston

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    Keegan Gerhard^! Kerry Vincent^! Claire Robinson

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    Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence

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    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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    Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia

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    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

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    Gail Simmons, Johnny Iuzzini, Danielle Kyrillos

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    Bobby Flay^! Stephanie Banyas^! Miriam Garron

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    Bobby Flay

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    Anthony Bourdain Nigella Lawson Ludo Lefebvre Marcus Samuelsson

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    Rachael Ray^! Guy Fieri^! Lou Diamond Phillips

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cooking Competition Shows

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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    Lisa Ray, Thea Andrews

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    Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield

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    Ron Ben-Israel

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    Gordon Ramsay

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    Tyler Florence, Chris Hodgson, Lance Kramer

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    Chopped: Canada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cooking Competition Shows


    Chopped: Canada Dean McDermott

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    Guy Fieri, Troy Johnson, Melissa d'Arabian

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    Jean-Christophe Novelli^! Michelle Kennedy^! Steve Kitchen

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    Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen

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    Kids Baking Championship Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable

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    Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cooking Competition Shows

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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    Britain's Historic Dishes

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    Rick's Kitchen

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    Chris Brain^! Craig Kelly^! Crawford Anderson

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    Pesadilla En La Cocina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cooking Competition Shows

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    Pesadilla En La Cocina

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