Raleigh chef Scott Crawford to compete on Bravo’s ‘Recipe for Deception’

Raleigh chef Scott Crawford competes on Bravo’s ‘Recipe for Deception.’
Raleigh chef Scott Crawford competes on Bravo’s ‘Recipe for Deception.’ Nicole Wilder/Bravo

Raleigh chef Scott Crawford of Standard Foods will be competing on an episode of Bravo’s newest cooking competition show, “Recipe for Deception.”

The new show premieres at 10 p.m. Jan. 21. Crawford will appear on the Feb. 11 episode.

The show, based on the parlour game, Two Truths and a Lie, tests a chef’s culinary skills and ability to deceive. The show’s host is comedian Max Silvestri and the judges are New York chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto restaurant and Chris Oh, winner of the third season of “The Great Food Truck Race” and an owner of Seoul Sausage Co.

The premise: in each episode, four new chefs compete in three head-to-head elimination rounds in which they have to create a dish featuring a main ingredient.

The twist: they do not know what the ingredient is while they are cooking.

The lie: the chefs ask each other three “yes or no” questions to try to identify the ingredient and the opponent answers with two truthful answers and one lie.

The judges grade the quality of the dishes and the use of the secret ingredient. The winner takes home a $10,000 prize.

Crawford, a three-time James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southeast, is the executive chef of Standard Foods, a restaurant and market in the redeveloping Person Street corridor north of the Krispy Kreme. Crawford used to work at the upscale Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.

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