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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.

The Best Cooking Competition Shows TV Programs
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    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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    Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Aarón Sanchez

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    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

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    Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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    Matt Preston

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    Bobby Flay, Cat Cora, Mario Batali

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    Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell

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    Gail Simmons, Hubert Keller

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    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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    Alton Brown

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    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

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    Bobby Flay

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    Anthony Bourdain Nigella Lawson Ludo Lefebvre Marcus Samuelsson

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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    Lisa Ray, Thea Andrews

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    Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray

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    Gordon Ramsay

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    Gordon Ramsay

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    Ron Ben-Israel

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    Chopped: Canada Dean McDermott

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    Paula Deen

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    Jean-Christophe Novelli

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    Gregg Wallace, John Torode, Gary Rhodes

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    Celebrity Masterchef

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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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    Britain's Historic Dishes

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    Pesadilla En La Cocina

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    Rick's Kitchen

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    Craig Kelly, Lara Goodison

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