What's the secret to a perfect meal? Sprinkle in some salt, add a dash of pepper, and throw in a few... lies? Well, that's definitely the case on Bravo's newest culinary competition Recipe for Deception where your knack for fibbing is almost as important as how well you cook.
Hosted by actor-comedian Max Silvestri, each episode of Recipe for Deception features four chefs going head-to-head in three elimination rounds where they have to create a dish that showcases a main ingredient. But the real challenge is that they have no idea what the secret ingredient is while they're cooking.
In the vein of "Two Truths and a Lie," throughout the round, each chef tries to determine what the mystery ingredient is by asking his or her opponent three "yes or no" questions, receiving two truthful answers and a false one in return. Each chef has to determine what the truth is in order to figure out the main ingredient.
That's important because chef-judges Chris Oh and Jonathan Waxman will evaluate the contestants on how well they use the ingredient as well as the overall quality of their dish. At the end of each round, the judges will choose which two chefs will move on to the final round. But a contestant is never truly gone on Recipe for Deception. Eliminated chefs have a chance to scheme their way back into the competition by getting the chance to provide valuable information about the final main ingredient in exchange for a part of the $10,000 prize.
In addition to having some of the best and brightest chefs from around the country compete on Recipe for Deception, this season will also feature two special episodes. The January 28 episode will pit Master Chefs Art Smith, Rick Moonen, Lorena Garcia, and Bryan Voltaggio against one another. On February 25, a special Celebrity Chef episode will air featuring Alanna Ubach of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Coolio, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Steve Howey from Shameless. Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' Josh Altman and Odd Mom Out's Andy Buckley will also appear as special guest judges this season.
Watch, and you'll have a hard time figuring out whether food or lies are more delicious. See what we mean when Recipe for Deception premieres Thursday, January 21 at 10/9c. For now, be sure to check out what you can expect from the new series in the supertease, above.