Sweet Genius

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Sweet Genius
Genre Reality
Written by Amanda Hulsey
Presented by Ron Ben-Israel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3[1]
No. of episodes 34
Executive producer(s) Linda Lea
Donna MacLetchie
Producer(s) Jessica Carbrera
Editor(s) Brian Gale
Daniel J. Moratti
Gregg Paine
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 41 to 43 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Jane Street Entertainment
Original network Food Network
Original release September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) – present
External links
Website www.foodnetwork.com/sweet-genius/index.html

Sweet Genius is a reality-themed television cooking competition series that airs on Food Network. It is hosted by pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel. It started on September 9, 2011.[2] It is similar to Chopped in that four confectionery and pastry chefs compete in three rounds on the show: Frozen, Baked, and Chocolate. After each round, one chef is eliminated until one chef is left. The winning chef wins $10,000. In each round, there are two ingredients that the chefs must use along with an inspiration that they must base their dish on. The first ingredient that they must use and the inspiration are shown at the beginning of the round, while the second ingredient is shown in the middle of the round. Sometimes, there will be three ingredients. Each round has a limited amount of time that the chefs must make their dish in. There are 40 minutes for the first round, 50 minutes for the second round, and 60 minutes for the final round. After each round, Ben-Israel tastes and gives his thoughts on each chef's dish, and then eliminates one chef.

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