Four FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alums—Hugh Acheson, Kelly English, Linton Hopkins, and George Mendes—took on the Cabin Pressure Cook-Off. Here, a behind-the-scenes peek at the star chefs in action.Four FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alums—Hugh Acheson, Kelly English, Linton Hopkins, and George Mendes—took on the Cabin Pressure Cook-Off. Here, a behind-the-scenes peek at the star chefs in action.
[MUSIC] Hi I'm Jackie Tranchida and we're behind the scenes at New York's institute of culinary education for the first ever cabin pressure cook off. Take one. The rules are simple. Four chefs, three challenges. In each round one chef will be named the winner but one chef will be eliminated, and the chef who wins who the final challenge will join Delta's elite culinary team. I would want passengers to rethink that airplane food actually should be excellent. I want them to be surprised and delighted I want them to taste a chef's identity through their food. Look this way. Were gonna cook great food. The people enjoy thousands and thousands of feet off the ground. You have 45 minutes chef, your now free to move about the kitchen. [MUSIC] So at Food and Wine we're really excited about being able to help find the new Delta chef and because we're starting with all three line best new chefs We know they're all winners so it's gonna be really tough competition tonight. Ten seconds. Five, four, three, two, one. Hands in the air. [MUSIC] Oh. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] To find out who wins watch online at foodandwine.com/cabinpressurecookoff. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]