Chef Academy was a short-lived cuisine based reality series that tracks London chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's experiences in L.A. as he tries to launch a culinary academy and chooses nine students to be his test subjects.
The students are assessed weekly tests varying from preparing desserts to gutting a fish or usually re-creating one of Novelli's dishes. At the end of the test, Novelli determines who passes and who fails. If a student fails three tests, he/she is dismissed from his academy.
Although Chef Academy never had a true winner of the show, Kyle Daley was announced "Best Chef of Chef Academy". It was announced on the final episode of the season.