The proprietors of Abel's On The Lake, waterside brostauraunt to West Campus' Cain & Abel's, needed an executive chef for their lakeside location, so they did what anyone in their situation would do: harness the formidable power of reality television in the form of celebuchef Anne Burrell's Chef Wanted. Season two premieres this winter, and includes a stop at Abel's.
Burrell will test the skills of four chefs vying for the executive chef position at "this expansive restaurant" where they are "tested on their use of a difficult ingredient," plus more. Here's the official blurbage, from Food Network:
Anne brings in four candidates to 10,000-square foot restaurant Abels on the Lake in Austin, Texas to compete for the position of Executive Chef. The chefs are tested on their use of a difficult ingredient, as well as their ability to handle both quantity and quality when they must create a new dish and plate as many as they can in only one hour. When the final two chefs are each handed the keys to this expansive restaurant for dinner service they are given the challenge of cooking for a surprise special event. One chef must re-work an entire dish just as customers are entering the dining room, and the other must overcome poor communication with the staff. It's a big job for a big restaurant, and only one walks away with the title of Executive Chef.The Abel's episode of Chef Wanted airs Thursday, February 21st at 9 p.m. central.
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