World-famous and voted "World's Sexiest" chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, is heading stateside in order to teach nine aspiring chefs how to actually cook. The nine folks he'll choose to work with have varying amounts of culinary training, and Novelli is only willing to teach each until they fail three of his tests. Do that, and their out of his new, and somewhat experimental, academy. Novelli isn't coming to the States alone, he's bringing his executive chef, Steve Kitchen, with him as well as his pregnant fiancee, Michelle and a new temporary assistant, Joel. As the temperature in the kitchen goes up, tensions are sure to rise, and that promises to make for much drama.