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The four-episode competition (which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs awards) will launch in October and air on Delta's in-flight entertainment, as well as the airline and the magazine's official sites. The winning chef will join Delta's culinary team, which includes consulting Chef Michelle Bernstein, Michael Chiarello, and master sommelier Andrea Robinson.
"Delta's passion and commitment to work with top epicurean talent and deliver the best customer service makes this an exciting partnership for us," said Food & Wine’s Senior VP and Publisher Christina Grdovic. "We're thrilled to collaborate with them on extending the Best New Chefs platform and to bring our brand of culinary expertise to the Delta audience."
The culinary challenge will be taking place at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York and will be hosted by Jackie Tranchida. Robinson and Chef Bernstein will be on hand to judge the contest, along with Union Square hospitality executives, David Swinghamer, Mark Maynard, and Christina Grdovic, publisher of Food & Wine.