Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood in Louisville is the chef judge of Culinary Genius, which premieres August 7 on FOX in select U.S. markets. Samantha Harris, who previously co-hosted Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight, is the host of Culinary Genius.

Each half-hour episode of Culinary Genius begins with a cooking demonstration by Lee, followed by competition between five contestants, all home cooks. At the end of each episode, the contestants will present final dishes to Lee, who will judge them and decide on a winner to receive the title of Culinary Genius. The show will air daily Monday through Friday for three weeks on select FOX-owned stations across the country. Full episodes will be available on online the day after airing.

The U.K. version of the show airs on ITV and is produced by Gordon Ramsay, who is the producer of the US Culinary Genius as well. Ramsay will also appear on the US version of the show.

Says Lee of the show; “It’s an intense competition wherein home cooks have to withstand my criticism but at the same time I’m trying to inspire home cooks to cook their very best.”

For updates and more information on Culinary Genius, please visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Full episodes will be available on Facebook the day after airing.

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