Finally a cooking show that is actually about the food... #TheChefsLine
18 Apr 2017 - 1:21 PM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2017 - 5:35 PM

Cooking shows spliced with “reality” and drama, Drama, DRAMA are pretty popular on social feeds and in water cooler conversations right now, but way too often the supposed star of the show – food – takes a backseat.

Imagine if things were different; the drama was toned down; the judges were more real; and the cooking shows became about, well, the cooking? Enter The Chefs' Line. Airing at 6pm weeknights, SBS's brand-new program snatches back spotlight from all the theatrics, and places it on Australia's incredible food offering.

Featuring 13 diverse, distinct and utterly delicious cuisines, The Chefs' Line showcases beloved family recipes alongside restaurant-quailty dishes, all the while showcasing the best of each culture. Finally, here is a series that will revive your love of food, increase your kitchen cred and give you 30 minutes of easy TV. Forget the drama, bypass the pretention, and dive straight into the food Monday through Friday at 6pm on SBS. 

Need a few more reasons to get home early and jump on the couch. We hear you: 

1. There is a cooking god!

Most cooking shows are full of high-pressure moments and heart-wrenching misteps. Like a fly on the wall, TV audiences watch on as things all fall apart – the oven is too high, the bread is missing yeast, and so on. Well The Chefs' Line does things a tad differently. (So you can save your frustration and vocal chords!) Each night chefs are competing against home cooks, but that never stops the restaurant professionals – watching on from their antique Singer stations – from jumping on the floor to lend a little advice to avoid the kitchen storm that we have come to know. #FeelGoodMuch

2. Chefs don't always yell

What? Restaurant chefs can talk calmly during a cook... they sure can! The Chefs' Line is about as far from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares as you can possibly get. 

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3. Pre-dinner cooking inspo

#TheChefsLine is only half an hour of cooking power each weeknight. Basically, leaving you with plenty of time to TV, dinner all before 7:30pm - score! 

3. Hiccups not hurricanes

Sure with any relationship you can expect hiccups along the way, but what this series shys away from is hurricane season. Let's face it, food has our back and this serious is all about the cooking, the food, the culture, THE FOOD. Don't we all just want to be in a loving relationship with food?


4. Bust a move

Cooking isn't rocket science, so why do so many shows involve vein-popping pressure? The Chefs' Line takes a cooler, calmer approach with giggles and dance moves aplenty.

5. The recipes are hot

From coconut and galangal crème caramel to a succulent peri-peri chicken, each week The Chefs' Line features woah-worthy recipes from passionate chefs and home cooks alike. You'll find the recipes on each night after the show airs, along with other tasty tidbits including food stories from abroad, cuisine lowdowns and chef tips


Written by Farah Celjo.

Sit back and tune in 6pm weeknights to The Chefs' Line. We guarantee your relationship with food will get a little stronger and a whole lot tastier. Check out the program page for episode guides, cuisine lowdowns, recipes and more.

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