Traci Des Jardin
Tournament of Champions is a reality food-themed competition series where 16 of the nation's most celebrated chefs will face off.
Keep in mind that this has nothing to do (let alone having a very close relationship to) their annual Tournament of Champions on the long-running syndicated quiz show Jeopardy!.
During the five-part tournament, the chefs' skills will be pushed to the limit, as they go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition, where a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style and time for each of the cook-offs. The pressure is on and emotions are throughout this unpredictable tournament, as the elite chefs enter this blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be, or what cooking challenges they will face. The intensity increases in each sudden-death round of the tournament as the coveted spots decrease from 16 to eight in the second round, then to four, until there are only two chefs in the final round.