Spike TV just gave the greenlight for its very first cooking competition show, and they've picked chef Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, El Toro Blanco, and B&B Winepub to be the starring judge. The show, called Frankenfood, will pit "local amateur food innovators" in head-to-head competitions to "get their unexpected food concoctions onto the menu of a popular local restaurant" and win $10,000 in the deal. Capon tells Eater National that some classic examples of said "frankenfoods" might be Reuben sandwiches, Beef Wellington, peanut butter cups, and Chipwiches. Or to put it in hip, modern terms, these are the potential "next Cronuts" of America.
Besides judging, Capon will also spend time in the contestants' kitchens, learning how they make their dishes. Joining him in the judging will be Philadelphia-based actor/restaurateur Tony Luke Jr. and a rotating panel of "culinary experts." The ten-episode series will be shot in cities across the country, and is slated to premiere in spring of 2014.
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