LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Press Release) – Seviche is proud to announce that chef/owner Anthony Lamas won the title of Extreme Chef on the Food Network show’s season finale. Lamas was a contestant on the “Wild Wedding Cook Off” episode, which aired on Thursday, August 11. His fellow contestants were Adam Long, executive chef at Big Daddy’s Burger Bar (Charlotte, N.C.) and Jill Davie, corporate executive chef at Sunkist (Los Angeles). Judges are Simon Majumdar, judge on Next Iron Chef and Spike Mendelsohn, celebrity chef and author.
On “Wild Wedding Cook Off,” it’s a special day for a bride and groom as three chefs must compete to create the perfect wedding meal in a luxurious Los Angeles high-rise hotel. Starting off with surprises, host Marsh Mokhtari informs the competitors that they must prepare the meal a day in advance and hands them $99 to purchase all the ingredients they need for a catered meal at the 99-cent store two miles away. After returning and climbing dozens of flights of stairs, the chefs must prepare an appetizer for wedding guests in 20 minutes and make the meal following the age-old wedding saying “something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new,” using an ingredient considered lucky in countries around the world. After one elimination, the remaining two chefs must swim across the pool, gather ingredients in the cabana and make the perfect bite in 20 minutes using caviar, avocado, figs and almonds.
Aired: Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT and Sundays at 11 p.m. EDT on Food Network
Premiered: June 30, 2011
Three chefs are pushed to their physical and mental limits in each episode of Extreme Chef, whether they are extracting ingredients from a block of ice or using a Swiss Army knife as a lone cooking utensil. The series takes chefs out of their kitchen comfort zone to test their wits, adaptability and artistry as they must adapt to extreme conditions and unpredictable factors, including swimming across a lake for ingredients and constructing a makeshift stove in only 30 minutes. In a series of arduous challenges, the competitors must impress judges and various guest critics with their out-of-box culinary masterpieces to earn the title Extreme Chef.