Scott Conant's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle launches January 4 on Food Network Canada

Hosted by renowned chef Scott Conant (chef and owner of New York’s Scarpetta, now also in Toronto’s Thompson Hotel), each episode of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle features dueling teams of aspiring restaurateurs who have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own restaurants for one night.

On each team, one person handles front-of-house issues like décor, seating and service while the other manages back-of-house matters like menu planning, shopping and, of course, cooking.

When the doors open, each restaurant serves a discerning group of diners along with Scott and a rotating panel of judges representing three areas of expertise: restaurant marketer, restaurant reviewer, and restaurant investor.

Based on the restaurant’s concept, execution, and viability, the judges choose a winning team who receive $10,000 in seed money toward realizing their dream.



24 Hour Restaurant Battle – Tuesdays at 9pm ET/10pm PT beginning January 4 



About Scott Conant

After 15 years’ cooking in some of New York City’s finest Italian restaurants, chef Scott Conant opened Scarpetta in New York and Miami Beach in 2008, where he serves seasonally-inspired Italian cuisine. Both restaurants were critical successes, garnering glowing three-star reviews from The New York Times and New York Magazine, as well as a four-star review from The Miami Herald, the highest rating possible. The New York location also received a 2009 James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant. In 2010, Scott opened Faustina at The Cooper Square Hotel, Scarpetta Toronto at the Thompson, and Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills. In late 2010, Scott opens Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Scott is the author of two cookbooks: New Italian Cooking (2005) and Bold Italian (2008). Scott appears regularly as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped and now hosts the new Food Network series, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Meltem, and their daughter.

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