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Recipe for Deception

Recipe for Deception

Photo Credit:  Nicole Weingart/Bravo
  • Premiered: 
    January 21, 2016
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  • Network: Bravo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the parlor game (Two Truths and a Lie) 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

Judges Chris Oh and Jonathan Waxman join host Max Silvestri in this competition series, where a chef's ability to lie is almost as important as their culinary skill. In each one-hour episode, four new chefs compete in three head-to-head elimination rounds in which they create a dish featuring a main ingredient. The twist is that they have no idea what that ingredient is while they are cooking. Based on the popular parlor game "Two Truths and a Lie," competing chefs ask each other three "yes or no" questions to determine what their mystery component is, and their opponent answers strategically with two truthful answers and one outright lie. Judges Oh and Waxman grade the chefs on their final dishes based on overall quality and how well they incorporate their secret ingredient. In the final round, eliminated chefs have a chance to scheme their way back into the competition by trading potentially valuable information about the undisclosed ingredient for a chance at the $10,000 prize. Season 1 of RECIPE FOR DECEPTION features two special episodes: a special Celebrity Chef contest with Hollywood stars Coolio, Steve Howey, Lou Diamond Phillips and Alanna Ubach; and a Master Chef competition with Lorena Garcia, Rick Moonen, Art Smith and Bryan Voltaggio.
Bravo premiered the season final of RECIPE FOR DECEPTION on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. In the season ender, "In the Can," a meticulous, by-the-book pastry chef from New York City faces a free-spirit from Los Angeles. In the battle of skinny versus fat, two chefs are blindsided by the truth.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Embassy Row
  • Produced by Realizer Productions