OK, I've been sucked in. Merely because I'm a softie for Canadian accents, not that I've heard any 20 minutes in. To my ear every one of the contestants could be from Illinois. And, I've never heard of these judges, but they're not Ramsey, the Italian douche and the guy with the weird glasses, so I don't care. Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile and Lavin Leung. The Asian guy says in the credits that there's only 2 chefs in the world with Michelin stars that are self-taught and he's one of them, so my lack of knowledge might just be my own ignorance. (I try not to underestimate that)
I'm watching this episode because the first challenge is that they have to cook a chicken in one hour in one pan. I admit, I want to see what they all come up with.