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Dan Levy Takes Us to Brunch in New Cooking Competition for HBO Max

Dan Levy

Dan Levy’s cooking competition series The Big Brunch has landed at HBO Max, with a premiere likely in 2022.

The multi-hyphenated Emmy Award winner created and will host the series, which will focus on elevating undiscovered voices in America’s culinary scene — while of course centering the competition on the all-important meal of brunch.

Chefs will compete against each other to prove who can create the most innovative, yet personal, brunches. It’ll also showcase the chefs' stories and business dreams, according to Variety.

“Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy said in a statement. “Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world — friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners — those special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level.”

He added: “I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée inspired French toast?”

HBO Max’s head of original content, Sarah Aubrey said that the show is about more than just making delicious food, “it’s about heart, a love of cooking and spotlighting talent whose unique skills elevate the beloved brunch menu.”

She went on to praise the endeavor with Levy and Boardwalk Pictures. “There’s no better foodie or creative partner than Dan and the team at Boardwalk Pictures to celebrate those undiscovered voices, and, well, Brunch, the best meal to indulge in decadent sweet and savory dishes that are fueled by cocktails and caffeine.”

Auditions for The Big Brunch are currently open.

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