Geoffrey Zakarian (Center) is the host of the 'Big Restaurant Bet'
Source: Food Network

Geoffrey Zakarian wants to invest 250K in a chef on the 'Big Restaurant Bet'

Where Was Food Network's Newest Series 'Big Restaurant Bet' Filmed?

Katherine Stinson - Author
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Apr. 19 2022, Published 7:07 p.m. ET

If there's one thing Food Network never lacks, it's a consistent flow of new and competitive food-related reality TV shows. From the Spring Baking Championship to Guy's Grocery Games, it seems like there are a plethora of culinary reality TV concepts to explore.

One of Food Network's newest shows gives six aspiring chefs the chance to win a substantial amount of money in order to start their own restaurant. Welcome to the Big Restaurant Bet!

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The show is hosted by noted restaurateur and chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Geoffrey has $250,000 that he wants to give to one of the Big Restaurant Bet's eight competitors, but they have to prove to him that they're worth the investment.

Where was the Big Restaurant Bet filmed?

Geoffrey Zakarian hosts the 'Big Restaurant Bet'
Source: Instagram/@luminaryhotel

Geoffrey Zakarian at the Luminary Hotel

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Where was 'Big Restaurant Bet' filmed? Take a look inside the filming location.

According to an official press release from Food Network, Big Restaurant Bet was filmed at "Geoffrey’s home base in beautiful seaside Florida." More specifically, Big Restaurant Bet was filmed in Fort Myers, Fla.

The Luminary Hotel in Fort Meyers posted a picture of Geoffrey on their Instagram page with the caption, "Recognize that dining room? The secret is out! It was an honor to host the culinary masterminds behind Big Restaurant Bet! Thank you for shining light on our fabulous neighborhood that's bursting with flavor."

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How many episodes are in 'Big Restaurant Bet'?

Big Restaurant Bet will have six episodes in total. Future challenges for the chefs include Geoffrey attempting to cook the chefs' dishes himself (a test to see if future line cooks could recreate the recipes, per the Food Network), and a party where the chefs must be able to adjust their menu for guests with dietary restrictions.

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Geoffrey will even have actors acting as nightmare customers when the chefs attempt a test run of their future dream restaurant. After all, he needs to invest in a chef who can handle one of the biggest challenges in the restaurant industry: Karens! (The episode is called "The Worst Possible Day!" for a reason...)

The final two chefs will get the chance to lead a full restaurant takeover. Who will push through all of the challenges to win Geoffrey's substantial investment money? Keep watching Big Restaurant Bet to find out!

New episodes of Big Restaurant Bet air at 10 p.m EST on Tuesdays on the Food Network.

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