Bravo Media cooks up a battle of secrets and knives in its newest culinary competition series "Recipe for Deception" premiering Thursday, January 21 at 10pm ET/PT. Judges Chris Oh and Jonathan Waxman join host Max Silvestri in this fast-paced and innovative competition show where a chef's ability to lie is almost as important as their culinary skill. In each episode, Silvestri guides four new chefs through three head-to-head elimination rounds in which they are tasked with creating a stunning 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.

Recipe for Deception - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-21

Recipe for Deception - Max Silvestri - Netflix

Max Silvestri is an American stand-up comedian.

Recipe for Deception - Life - Netflix

After graduating Brown University in 2005, where he wrote for The Brown Jug and concentrated in semiotics, Silvestri began working as a stand-up comedian whilst writing for GQ, Food & Wine and Grantland. Most recently, he has begun to host the Brooklyn comedian show “Big Terrific” with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman, which Time Out New York named the best new stand up act. In 2016, he hosted his own cooking competition show on Bravo, Recipe for Deception. Silvestri appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on April 1, 2015, and on Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's 2 Dope Queens podcast on November 29, 2016. Silvestri currently opens for stand-up comedian John Mulaney on his North American tour.

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