NBC Buys Teen Chef Comedy
Enterprising young kid chefs are never going away; they're releasing cookbooks, competing on Junior MasterChef, working with Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, and producing television shows based on their own life.
Deadline reports that NBC has bought the rights to a "workplace comedy" about a young teenager chef, focusing on a "driven but naive 16-year-old prodigy chef who gets a job working in the kitchen for his idol, a temperamental and unpredictable celebrity chef."
The inspiration? Real life 14-year-old chef Flynn McGarry, the Los Angeles young'un who launched a monthly supper club (Eureka) out of his home when he was 10. You know, the kid who has apprenticed at Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA, Grant Achatz's Alinea in Chicago, and Eleven Madison Park.
McGarry is, naturally, a producer on the show, in between Eureka dinners at BierBeisl in Beverly Hills and getting featured in the New Yorker. What are you doing with your life again?