Celebrity Chef Matt Moran will be kept busy as the lead judge on Nine’s Family Food Fight. He’s already the judge on LifeStyle’s The Great Australian Bake-Off, one of the network’s previous attempts at a cooking title.
He will be joined by former MasterChef favourite Hayden Quinn and ‘mohawked’ pastry chef Anna Polyviou with UK food critic Tom Parker Bowles (The Hot Plate) returning to Australia as a guest judge.
Produced by Endemol Shine, Family Food Fight is an original concept that sees six families go head-to-head in the kitchen, tasked with cooking a range of varied cuisines.
Updated: The series title as “Australia’s No. 1 food family” comes with a $100,000 cash prize. Nine indicates the show will air on multiple nights across several weeks later in 2017, meaning it could potentially follow The Block in Nine’s calendar.
Challenges will see the families catering for traditional family occasions, feeding an array of special guests and recreating tried and true recipes.
Tapping into the families’ different cultures and backgrounds, Family Food Fight will be rich in tradition and home-style cooking, with family recipes and sumptuous home cooking shared among the generations at its heart. The focus will be on accessible meals and aspirational home cooking that the Australian public will be inspired by.
With a mix of fast-paced cooking fun and heaped helpings of good humour, the competition will capture the unique family dynamic, with mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, grandparents, kids, husbands and wives all cooking their hearts out to take out the coveted top spot.