Host: Ty Pennington Chef/Mentor: Emeril Lagasse
Produced by Mark Burnett and team, On The Menu was a competition series where every day Chefs competed to have their favorite recipe on the menu at popular chain restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Chili's, Buca de Beppo, The Cheesecake Factory, Denny's, Dickie's Barbeque Pit and of course, Emeril's.
One day on set, Emeril took whatever was in culinary and threw together a gumbo for us. It was the greatest gumbo anyone has ever had. He ruined me for gumbo forever.