TVN, Boomerang premiere Top Chef in Chile
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 26 September 2014
Top Chef Chilean, co-produced by Spain's Boomerang TV and public broadcaster TVN, has made its debut in the country's primetime audience and social networks.
With an average of 16% share and peaks of 20%, the show also became Chile's first trending topic on Twitter during its first night on-air.
Presented by Julián Elfenbein, Top Chef, will judge 15 cooks, selected to participate in the individual and group trials, who will compete to become Chile's best chef. The jury comprises Carlo Von Mühlenbrock, Pamela Fidalgo and Ciro Watanabe, all of them recognised chefs in Chile.
The main idea of the show isn't just to prove their skills as chefs, but also to demonstrate their capacity for teamwork, ability to adapt, talent and creativity. In each episode, candidates will compete in individual and group trials in order to remain in the competition. But, each week, one of them will be eliminated. Following the trials, participants will share common spaces where they'll comment on what happened in the show.
The format, which follows the original NBC show, has been adapted in Spain by Boomerang TV and is currently airing its third season in the European country.
The Spanish production house, which has been co-producing the format with TVN, intends to consolidate its international expansion, becoming stronger in Latin America. Formats such as El Tiempo Entre Costuras -premiered on Hulu in the US, Croatia, Hungary or Italy-, El Secreto del Puente Viejo or Los Misterios de Laura -currently airing on NCB-, have seen international success.