Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.

Coming October 2, with back-to-back-episodes starting at 9/8c, celebrated celebrity chef and executive producer Jamie Oliver presents “Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.,” a fresh new original unscripted series that follows 16 chefs, 8 Americans and 8 Brits, as they race across the American heartland from Los Angeles to New York City in hopes of winning $100,000.

Throughout the journey the chefs are accompanied by hosts, Michelin-starred London restaurateur Richard Corrigan (“Masterchef”), and Claire Robinson (“5 Ingredient Fix”). With no money and minimal resources, the chefs must rely on more than just their cooking skills — resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership and finesse will be equally as important on their 3,000 mile adventure.

“The restaurant business is one of the toughest in the world and to be successful in it these days takes so much more than just being able to cook. You’ve got to have a good business sense, vision, leadership and so much more. This series is the first time that anyone has really dug deep into what it takes to be successful and it’s going to take an incredible individual to win it,” says Oliver.

“Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.” is the latest commission to join BBC AMERICA’s stable of all-new original programming, along with scripted drama “Copper”, airing Sundays at 10/9c.