Chef Alejandro Barrientos doesn’t have his own show on the Food Network.
But since the amount of time on the network has been lined up, he could start putting ideas together.
The co-owner of Curb Party Bistro will be on the hit television show “cut off” in prime time at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on the Food Network.
“I’m super excited,” Barrientos said. “I’m over the moon. It’s crazy to think about. It’s every person’s culinary dream. It’s something that everyone in the culinary world wants to be a part of. There’s a bunch of people out there who are showrunners and love to just keep it and don’t know anything about the cooking side. “
“Consumed” is a reality-based game show cooking show hosted by Ted Allen.
The series pits four chefs against each other for a chance to win $10,000.
The show made its debut in 2009.
This isn’t the first time that Barrientos has appeared on a show on the Food Network.
Just two years ago, Odessan was one of the contestants in the “Beat Bobby Flay” episode of the show, in which various chefs competed against Bobby Flay, which produced many celebrity appearances and became visible to the live audience.
As well as appearing on “Beat Bobby Flay,” Barrientos said he went through an extensive application process to appear on “The Plan.”
“It was like interviewing for a job,” Barrientos said. “You send pictures and resumes and pictures of your food and restaurants and explain why you were on the show. It’s stressful waiting for it until you finally get the yes back. It takes months. You’re worried and wondering the whole time.
Barrientos eventually heard from the executives that he was going to be on the show.
He flew to New York City in October, where he developed a film at the same studio as “Beat Bobby Flay.”
“It was kind of crazy to be back in the same studio,” Barrientos said. “This studio is huge. It was beautiful to be in the same green room and everything was surreal, but on a different show and thrown away and everything.”
In each episode of “Conscimini,” four chefs compete in a triple-round competition, where they try to incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes, which are then evaluated by a panel of three judges.
At the beginning of each round, the chefs are each given a basket containing four mysteries, and are expected to create dishes that use all of them in some way.
While Barrientos isn’t allowed to give spoilers about the outcome of the show, he did comment on the competitive aspect of the show.
“You never know what to choose because the secret ingredients are so difficult,” said Barrientos. “It’s really hard to prepare for something like that.”
But considering the amount of time he’s worked on the Food Network over the past two years, Barrientos said his dream would be to show his cooking one of these days.
“That will be a huge blessing,” Barrientos said. “Like, being on the Food Network is great. Coming from West Texas, we don’t have a huge arc. If something happens, it’s usually in the Houston, Dallas or Austin area. But sometimes I think I’ll sneak out to the West Texas area. It’s amazing just to be on the network.
But he is also happy with his restaurant, which he owns with his wife Stephanie Barrientos.
He says he plans to hold a preview party this Tuesday at Curb Side Bistro with the episode.
“It’s on a Tuesday at seven o’clock in the afternoon which is a little weird as we plan the logistics of it but we want to do something for the community and get people out,” Barrientos said. “We don’t have a big building or a lot of TVs, but we’re struggling with the logistics of trying to get things done.”
We are grateful for the support of all our customers and communities.
“I just want to thank all of the Basin community and customers and everyone who shares our services,” Barrientos said. “Because of all the wonderful things that customers share on Facebook and Instagram has made us popular and helps us to have this opportunity. Every time I post on my profile and bio, they see how much support we have. I wouldn’t be here without them.”