MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Familia premieres a reality show format contest series featuring twelve couples of amateur chefs from Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico, competing to discover the real taste, quality and originality of homemade food. BATALLA DE COCINEROS is hosted by Argentine presenter Leandro "Chino" Leunis, and includes the special participation of Mexican chef Alfonso "Poncho" Cadenas, and pastry chef Buddy Valastro. The series premieres November 7 and will air Mondays at 9PM E/P.
Although none of the contestants are famous chefs, own renowned restaurants, or have long careers in culinary arts, they all share a great passion for cooking and a deep love for entertaining and treating loved ones to authentic homemade foods. The first episode will feature all twelve couples in a qualifying contest tailored to their specialties, in which only eight couples will have a chance to remain competing.
Starting the second BATALLA DE COCINEROS episode, the kitchen will turn into a fierce and ruthless steaming battlefield, and each episode will feature the couples facing three challenges they will need to successfully overcome in order to stay in the competition. One of the episodes will have the contestants working in teams and preparing dinner for eight people including a celebrity guest of honor invited to the family table. Ultimately, only one couple will be declared the winner of the US$50,000 grand prize.
Celebrity guests include Argentine actors Leonardo Sbaraglia and Nicolás Riera, former Colombian soccer player Mauricio "Chicho" Serna, Mexican actors Iván Arana and Ana Serradilla, and renowned celebrity chef Narda Lepes from Argentina. All of them will taste the dishes made by the contestants and reach a verdict deciding who moves forward in the competition.
BATALLA DE COCINEROS is produced by Nippur Media for Discovery Familia, under the supervision of Michela Giorelli and Rafael Rodríguez.
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About Discovery Familia
Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery Familia is the Spanish-language network dedicated to Hispanic women and the things that matter in their lives. During the day, the Discovery Kids block provides a safe environment for children aged 2-6 with entertaining, curriculum-based programming to prepare them for the world around them. In the evening, the channel offers programming for women, focusing on topics such as home décor, food, health, beauty and parenting, For more information, please follow us on facebook.com/discoveryfamilia and Twitter @DiscoveryFam.
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