Scripps Goes Big With 40 Episode Order For Cooking Show ‘The Big Eat’

Lisa FaulknerScripps Networks UK has made their biggest ever commission.

The broadcaster has handed a 40 episode order to cooking show The Big Eat, which will go out on their Food Network this November, TVWise has learned.

The Big Eat will feature a number of TV chefs, including Lisa Faulkner and Matt Tebbutt, who will create the ultimate family menu across 10 episodes. Jeni Barnett is set to share tips on Christmas coo0king, while Andy Bates and John Whaite will present classic British dishes with a twist, and Ching-He Huang will showcase oriental cooking.

The forty-part series will be shot in a newly created Food Network kitchen and is being produced by independent production company Sweet TV. The Big Eat was commissioned by Nick Thorogood, Scripps Networks UK’s Senior Vice President of Content and Marketing,  and Gareth Williams, Scripps Networks UK’s Vice-President of Commissioning. The executive producers are Sarah Freethy and Nicky Davies.

“We pride ourselves on our investment in local talent as well as faces that have now become international celebrities, and we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to showcase a number of Food Network chefs on our biggest and most exciting show to date”, said Scripps Networks UK’s Nick Thorogood.