In this brand new competition, there are no restaurants and no dreams of becoming a professional chef. Our contestants are inspired by great home cooking, they love entertaining and providing their guests with an experience to remember. They also believe that they can provide these things anywhere in New Zealand – or the world. Eight teams of two from around the country, consisting of partners, lifelong friends and in-laws will showcase their skills to prove their worth in The Great Food Race. They must impress our judging team, made up of top Wellington restaurateur brothers Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin. Our teams will need to excite them with their cooking expertise and hosting abilities to stop themselves from being eliminated. Series host, Zoe Marshall will take us through the show and ensure everyone is kept on their toes with a veritable feast of twists and challenges.

The Great Food Race - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2014-02-02

The Great Food Race - Great Pierogi Race - Netflix

The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race N'at, commonly called the Great Pierogi Race, is an American mascot race between innings during a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game that features six contestants racing in giant pierogi costumes: Potato Pete (blue hat), Jalapeño Hannah (green hat), Cheese Chester (yellow hat), Sauerkraut Saul (red hat), Oliver Onion (purple hat), Bacon Burt (orange hat), and Pizza Penny (checkerboard red and white hat). The pierogies travel once a year to Miller Park to take on the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages (the inspiration for the Pirates' version of the promotion) when the Pirates play the Brewers, as well as to Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals' racing U.S. Presidents when the Pirates play the Nationals. Conversely, both the Brewers and Nationals bring their respective characters to PNC Park when they play in Pittsburgh. The Pierogies are often introduced to the opening tune to Run Like Hell from the Pink Floyd album The Wall, and usually race in between the 5th and 6th innings.

The Great Food Race - Introduction of new pierogies - Netflix

During the Pirates first homestand of the 2015 season, the team hinted over the course of several days on its official Instagram account that a new pierogi would be joining the Great Pierogi Race. After being interviewed by the Pirate Parrot and later ordered to race around PNC Park, the pierogi was introduced as Bacon Burt. In addition to his orange cap, Bacon Burt has a moustache. Bacon Burt would win in his debut race April 19, 2015, coincidentally while the Pirates were hosting the Brewers, taking Potato Pete's spot. Along with introducing their annual new food offerings at the concessions at PNC Park, the team introduced its 2nd female pierogi, Pizza Penny, on March 30, 2017.

The Great Food Race - References - Netflix