The table is set for the ultimate culinary clash in this one part cooking competition, one part game show. Host Adam Richman ("Man v. Food") will give homegrown amateur cooks the chance to test their skills against professional chefs. Every down-home cook has that one signature dish or secret family recipe that always gains favor with friends and family. Now, imagine going head-to-head in the kitchen against five professional chefs, who try to cook your specialty dish even better than you in the hopes of winning over a dinner party made up of the American public. With each savored victory, the cash prize gets bigger and bigger as the home cooks rise to every challenge and outcook the professional chefs.
Catch Adam hosting Food Fighters every Tuesday night at 8pm on NBC.
Adam Richman grew up in the food mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all the diverse culinary specialties the Big Apple has to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Richman had a desire to taste it all.
Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, he began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the southeastern United States. Though he majored in International Studies, his love of all things edible naturally drew him into the culinary world after graduation. Subsequently, he built a solid resume working in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world, from coast to coast and from the counter to the kitchen. Though he never trained professionally, Richman was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience from various restaurants where he worked.
In 2008, Richman began hosting "Man v. Food" for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show. With "Man v. Food Nation" and "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America," he not only hosted but co-executive produced both shows. His most recent show on the Travel Channel, "Fandemonium," premiered July 2013. Also on the 2014 menu is Travel Channel's "Man Finds Food," where host Richman will be on the hunt to uncover the most unique, surprising and delicious hidden food treasures in every town.