De Chef/Dhe Chef was a cookery reality show aired on Malayalam General Entertainment Channel Mazhavil Manorama. Touted to be the biggest cookery reality show in India, it had popular Malayalam actor Dileep as the special guest.
Abraham Chunkath, who produced the reality show Indian Voice Junior and Poornima Indrajith hosted chat show Idavelayil, is the producer of this show.
Mathukutty and Jewel Mary hosted this show. The judging panel of the shows consists of Pradeep, Amrith, and Anjali. Apart from the special guest Dileep, other guests include singers Vijay Yesudas and Rimi Tomy, and actors Premam fame Anupama Parameswaran, Jamnapyari fame Gayathri Suresh, and KL 10 Pathu fame Chandini Sreeedharan.
The show had 20 contestants, those were selected from 5000 applicants. The first winner can have a price worth Rs. 50 lakh.
The participants of the show consist of people from different areas of life and professionals which include an advocate (Nataraj), a mechanical engineer (Navya), a bus conductor (Lijo), a gold merchant (Jose), a medical representative (Dhaneesh), and entrepreneurs (Heena, Mahima).
As the show wrapped up with the finale, E K Lijo from Kochi emerged as the title winner. Mahima Simon from Kochi was runner-up and Aneetta Maria Joseph from Alappuzha got third place.
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