Nadiya Hussain and Zoe Ball will front The Big Family Cooking Showdown while chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Rosemary Shrager will judge and crown the nation’s best family of cooks.
“Family and food have always gone hand in hand and I’m looking forward to getting to know the recipes and traditions of the different families taking part. Having been through a food competition as an amateur cook myself, I know exactly how tough it can get and so I’ll be there for them, alongside Zoe, as the pressure really builds!” – Nadiya Hussain
First announced last year, The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a major new competitive food show that meets a variety of families from across Britain. The 16 families will welcome Nadiya, Zoe, Giorgio and Rosemary into their own kitchens to whip up dishes using their favourite family recipes.
Over the twelve part series judges Giorgio and Rosemary will set challenges in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens up and down the country, whittling down the teams of cooks through a series of challenges.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown was previously announced under the working title The Big Family Cooking Challenge and is in now in production due to air in autumn 2017 and will be produced by London based independent production company Voltage TV.
Nadiya is best known as the winner of the penultimate BBC version of The Great British Bake Off, while Zoe Ball has been a fixture of television screens for over two decades working on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and as a presenter for Children’s BBC.
“It’s wonderful to be meeting families with their own recipes and to be judging good honest family food. I’m hoping to be inspired and surprised by the dishes these families cook at home to put a smile on each other’s faces. We’ll be searching for a household where food is at the heart of their family, with kitchen duties and recipes shared between the generations.” – Rosemary Shrager