Nine has confirmed its premiere date for upcoming cuisine contest, The Hot Plate.
It will air across three nights, 7:30pm Tuesday July 28, Wednesday July 29 and Thursday July 30.
The series sees local restaurateurs competing for a $100,000 and judged by Chef Scott Pickett and restaurant critic Tom Parker Bowles.
The series is expected to launch after the MasterChef finale but potentially against Seven’s upcoming Restaurant Revolution.
Unsung local restaurant heroes from around the country will do battle over dinner in order to win a $100,000 prize and realise their food dream.
Our restaurants will face the toughest critics – their fellow competitors – and they’ll be judged on all aspects of the restaurant experience.
Joining them will be our judges, acclaimed Chef Scott Pickett and restaurant critic Tom Parker Bowles.
The worst performing teams in The Hotplate will face elimination. Those who survive will have the chance to transform their restaurants and take their business to the next level.
The teams who’ve most impressed the critics will lead their staff in catering for a full restaurant in an epic finals round. Ultimately, one of them will be crowned the best restaurant and winner of The Hotplate.
Our restaurant heroes:
Bird’s Nest (QLD) Emi and Marie
Chez Pascal (NSW) Phillipe and Pascal
Christina’s (WA) Christina and Tania
Duck Duck Moose (WA) Conrad and Liam
Rocksalt (NSW) Aron and Vanessa
Wings and Fins (VIC) Lauren “Lozz” and Nola “Nols”