About the Show

Get ready, get set…cook! A brand new cooking competition series comes to BBC America this spring, packed with equal parts adventure and flavor!

“No Kitchen Required” is an original, unscripted series that follows three chefs who are dropped off in remote locations where they must work with the locals to hunt, forage and collect ingredients for a locally-inspired meal.

Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America calls the show, “…a unique hybrid food/travel/adventure show that gives our audience fascinating insights into diverse cultures…”

Join New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis, first ever “Chopped” Grand Champion chef Madison Cowan and international chef Kayne Raymond as they prepare dishes from ten very different and remote locations including Dominica, New Zealand, Belize, Fiji, Chiang Dao, Thailand, Koh Lanta, Thailand, as well as Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana and Florida.

Each chef is free to choose the indigenous ingredients he wants to use—the challenge comes when he must acquire and prepare the ingredients in the same manner as the locals. The chefs’ meals will ultimately be judged by the community and one will be chosen as winner in each episode.

Chachi Senior, President, Notional LA says, “We really wanted to create a cooking competition series as big in scope as ‘The Amazing Race’ or ‘Survivor,’ with ‘No Kitchen Required’ we’re confident that we’ve succeeded. Each week our chefs are dropped out of a helicopter into a super-remote part of the world  and the audience is invited along for the awesome ride.”

True to its name, “No Kitchen Required” takes our fearless chefs out of the kitchen and into the wild forcing them to gets their hands dirty and push their boundaries in order to experience incredible situations unique to any other typical food show. Host and British presenter Shini Somara will join the chefs on the adventure which will find them, among other things, hunting wild boar and diving for oysters as they journey to compete (and cook!) around the world.