The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a competitive food show that celebrates favourite family recipes, meeting a diverse variety of home cooks from across Britain over the 12 part competition.
Presented by Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussain, the series delves into kitchens up and down the country, showcasing family food that creates the heart within the home and brings generations together.
In search of Britain's best family of cooks, judging their efforts are renowned cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager and top Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli. The two judges set challenges in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens, whittling down the 16 teams of cooks over eight heats, three semi-finals and one grand final.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Big Family Cooking Showdown - The Big Family Cooking Showdown - Netflix
The Big Family Cooking Showdown, often referred to as simply Cooking Showdown or BFCS, is a BBC team cooking competition. The first series was hosted by Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and Zoë Ball. Each week, two teams of three family members compete in three challenges, judged by Michelin star chef Giorgio Locatelli and cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager. The winners in each of eight heats will move on to a series of further competitions, until a winner is selected. The Big Family Cooking Showdown premiered on BBC Two on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, then moved to Thursday evenings on 31 August to avoid a scheduling conflict with The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4. On 9 May 2018, the BBC announced that the show would return for a second series of 14 episodes airing in a new slot of 7pm. Presenter and Celebrity MasterChef winner Angellica Bell will join Michelin star head chef Tommy Banks to co-host and judge the series.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown - Format - Netflix
Each team consists of three family members. Each heat features two teams, while each semi-final and the final feature three teams.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown - References - Netflix