Recipe for Deception
Recipe for Deception (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Series Overview

Recipe for Deception is a reality cooking competition TV series that ran on Bravo in 2016. In each episode, four new chefs compete in three elimination rounds. The chefs are asked to create a dish featuring a main ingredient. However, none of the chefs know what that ingredient is.

The competing chefs have to ask each other three yes or no questions to try and figure out the mystery ingredient. Similar to the game “Two truths and a lie”, the chefs that answer the questions answer two of the questions honestly and lie about the third.

The judges assess each of the chef’s creations based on the overall quality and how well they incorporate their secret ingredient. The winner of the competition takes home a $10,000 award. Jonathan Waxman calls it “The thinking person’s chef show.”

Cast Overview

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show.

  • Max Silvestri, Host
  • Chris Oh, Judge
  • Jonathan Waxman, Judge

List of Episodes

The Recipe for Deception series ran for only one season with a total of 10 episodes. All of the episodes from Season one are available to stream online at Amazon Video.