By David T. Valentin
Just when we thought we couldn’t get enough of Dan Levy and his comedy in Schitt’s Creek, Levy is now signed on for HBO Max’s new cooking competition show The Big Brunch.
The show will feature two other judges alongside Levy, co-hosts chef Sohla El-Waylly and restaurateur Will Guidara in an unscripted brunch competition. According to Variety, the show is described as, “a cooking competition series that celebrates the most inspiring undiscovered culinary voices from every corner of the country. Chefs will be offered the opportunity to share their stories and their business dreams, also competing for a life-altering prize. All while finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.”
The show isn’t your usual cooking competition show. While many competitive cooking series feature big top chefs and bakers, Levy’s show will focus on local talent that might just need a bit of a leg up to really shine.
“Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy said. “...[T]hose special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, crème brûlée inspired French toast?”
And let’s be honest, is he wrong?
There is no confirmed release date as of yet for The Big Brunch, but you’ll be sure we’re going to be watching it with our mouths drooling when it comes out!