Dan Levy's upcoming HBO Max cooking competition The Big Brunch has just found its judges. According to a report from Variety, the Schitt's Creek star and creator will be joined by chef Sohla El-Waylly and restaurateur Will Guidara as judges for the mid-day meal show.
"We owed it to our competing chefs to find judges who could help them in really meaningful ways -- both in the kitchen and beyond, and Sohla and Will do just that," Levy and fellow producers Andrew Fried and Sarina Roma said in the announcement. "They each have such distinctly unique culinary voices that combined, speak not only to flavor and technique, but also business and hospitality. We couldn't be more excited that Sohla and Will have joined us, as their expertise and insight are an invaluable asset to our incredibly inspiring group of undiscovered chefs."
El-Waylly is most famous as being one of the stars of Bon Appetit's popular Test Kitchen YouTube channel. In 2020, she was one of several people to speak up against the tokenization and underpaying of Bon Appetit's chefs of color. She also stars in History's Ancient Recipes with Sohla.
The show is described as "the next great American culinary success story." Levy created the show, "centering around one of the most versatile and underestimated dining experiences," and celebrating "the most inspiring undiscovered culinary voices from every corner of the country."
In the competition, chefs "will be offered the opportunity to share their stories and their business dreams, while also competing for a life-altering prize. All while finding innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."
Now that seems like something I'd wake up early to watch. The Big Brunch will debut on HBO Max sometime later this year.