24 in 24 Last Chef Standing is the ultimate culinary marathon

24 in 24 Last Chef Standing with Michael Symon and Ester Choi
24 in 24 Last Chef Standing with Michael Symon and Ester Choi / Food Network

While Food Network competitions test adaptability, creativity, and stamina, 24 in 24 Last Chef Standing combines all three into the ultimate culinary marathon. Only one of these 24 chefs will succeed in all the challenges and earn the win as well as respect of their peers.

Food Network competition shows keep getting bigger and bolder. While some older fans might remember Iron Chef or the first seasons of Chopped, the newer culinary competitions look to push chefs to their creative limits. Combining perfect execution with innovative ideas, these Food Network chefs are ready to showcase their talents.

The premise of 24 in 24 Last Chef Standing is clear. 24 challenges in 24 hours and one chef will remain standing in the end. Hosted by Michael Symon and Ester Choi, this concept is unlike any other Food Network competition.

The 24 participating chefs are: Carlos Anthony, Gabriella Baldwin, Emilie Rose Bishop, Josephine Clemens, Chris Dodson, Kess Eshun, Elizabeth Falkner, Declan Horgan, Christopher Ingram, Airis Johnson, Matt Jordan, Camille La Caer, Danielle Lee, Mika Leon, Chris Oh, Viet Pham, Marc Quinones, Nadine Charlie Ray, Chad Rosenthal, Vijay Sadhu, Aarthi Sampath, Martel Stone, Michael Toscano, and Marcel Vigneron. Food Network fans will see a variety of familiar names and faces.

As Betsy Ayala, Head of Content, Food, Warner Bros. Discovery, said, “We are always looking to innovate and bring our audience fresh and compelling content and we are redefining cooking competitions with 24 in 24: Last Chef Standing, as it’s a combination of a culinary marathon and a social experiment. No competition has ever captured intensity like this, breaking the fourth wall to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.”

The biggest difference with this Food Network culinary competition and other programs is breaking the fourth wall. How that aspect happens in the episodes remains to be seen, but it will keep viewers engaged.

More importantly, this grueling competition will give viewers a glimpse into the restaurant life. While diners spend a few hours enjoyed that delicious meal, the reality is that chefs spend hours and hours creating those moments. The long, grueling grind is reality for chefs in the restaurant world.

From simple challenges to quick work to get food to the pass, these chefs need to be able to conquer all the elements to earn the title. Who will be the last chef standing?

24 in 24 Last Chef Standing premieres on Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Episodes can be streamed the next day on MAX.