Kitchen Battle is a 45-minute cooking show that has been broadcast on ZDF from Monday to Friday since January 14, 2008. Around 3,000 episodes have been broadcast to date. In addition, there are Advent specials, Kitchen Battles with children, on cruise ships, with star chefs or with celebrities.
Kitchen Battle garnered top ratings in the early afternoon slot from the get-go, with over 2 million viewers (17.6% market share) tuning in each week to watch six ambitious amateur cooks engage in a lively competition at the stove. Each show is hosted by Germany’s most popular TV chefs. What rivets viewers’ attention is not only which contestant will make it to the finale on Friday, but also the outstanding culinary creations that come into being on the show.