That show you've been waiting for, where
"House of Food" is its name and like "The Real World" it is on
There is also some cooking of a (so far) not especially impressive kind. As I say, the show is most ardently devoted to exploring, which is to say exploiting, which is to say exacerbating the spiky interpersonal dynamics among its competitors, all in their early 20s, a few of whom do seem seriously interested in cooking. One feels they might have actually gone to audition for "The Real World" first and been funneled into this thing instead, where the usual fun perks (fancy big house with free food, swimming pool, pool table, possibility of sex) are somewhat dampened by their being asked to work hard and be judged by older people.
You do get more than a bit of such shenanigans in excellent shows like
The series is set in Los Angeles, and the chef-judges are local and successful: Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City), who's worked under