A Reddit user who claims to have been a chef contestant on the first season of "Chef Wanted," then called "Chef Hunter," recently aired his (or her?) grievances about the show, claiming that "participants are set up for failure."
The chef, who maintained anonymity throughout, went by the username tisbuttathrowaway. He did disclose that he'd previously worked at a two-Michelin starred, 100-seat restaurant, a one-Michelin starred, 30-seat restaurant and a catering business.
Among some of his allegations, the chef claimed that both "nights" of the show were actually filmed on the same day. He said chefs were told they'd have three hours to prep their dishes, but had that time sliced by a third without warning. The contestants were also also allegedly initially told they could use food from the walk-in refrigerator and that shopping scenes were just for show, which wound up being untrue.
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