Review | Chef Academy

Credit: Jaimie Trueblood

AIR DATE: Monday 11/16

Gordon Ramsay has some competition. In this reality cook-off, ranting star chef Jean Christophe Novelli (think Chris Noth with a suave Euro pean accent) aims to teach nine pro and amateur chefs culinary perfection at his inaugural U.S. cooking school in L.A.'s Venice. This isn't ground breaking material (the contestants' first task is to speedily cook an omelet), but Novelli bursts with passion and his protegees have competitive bite. (Bravo, 11 P.M.)