Who won Pressure Cooker season 1? We discuss the cooking reality competition and the outcome of the first season.
I’m not a great cook at all. I like the idea of preparing meals daily, making sure that the ingredients were fresh and seasoned properly, but let’s face it, many of us pretty much scrape by with a minimal amount of culinary knowledge. I could perhaps muster up some pasta dish or maybe something with chicken, but if I have the team from Ready Steady Cut round for a meal, it would be takeaway.
Now I imagine that many of you out there may be in the same boat, and if you are like me, then cooking reality shows are often a guilty pleasure. I have no problem telling you that I have watched every season of Hell’s Kitchen, and if they dropped a new season right now, I would be watching it while I write this. So, of course, when Netflix announced their own property, Pressure Cooker, how could I resist?
This show mixes reality TV with cooking drama, presenting us with eleven food mechanics all living together in a house, taking part in challenges, and trying to win the $100,000 prize. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. This show is pretty much a Hell’s Kitchen knockoff, but without Gordon Ramsay and the twist?
Well, the chefs themselves are the judges on the show, as one contestant is eliminated every episode. Now I have no doubt that you will already be looking for the article “Where can I watch Pressure Cooker?” but hold your horses because by the end of this article, you will know who won Pressure Cooker season 1.
Who won Pressure Cooker season 1?
Introducing Robbie Jester, the winner of the first season of Pressure Cooker. Robbie came from a very strong cooking background and revealed he had been preparing food from an early age. With his parents in the restaurant business, he found out that he loved being in the kitchen and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors.
After working for his folks for a while, he would eventually find a position at Toscana Kitchen and Bar in 2008. From there, our season one winner would move to 16 Mile Taphouse, where he would leave his mark with his talent being featured in Delaware Today Magazine.
Robbie would be named one of the top chefs in America from 2014-2016 and would serve up dishes for Swedish royalty and Joe Biden. This would not be Robbie’s first rodeo though, as he was also featured on TV shows Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games.
Making it to the final of Pressure Cooker, Robbie had to work hard to make it to the finish line. The four-course meal he would have to prepare for the finale would include
- Prawn Lejon With Crispy Pork Belly Glazed With Maple Mustard
- Mom’s Pasta Bolognese And Garlic Bread
- Jiggery-Crusted Bison Tenderloin With Grilled Mushrooms, Pomme Frite, And Truffle Demi-Glace
- Panna Cotta With Strawberry Rhubarb Gel And Brown Brittle
All of which I am hoping to recreate in time for the next RSC get-together.
Where is Robbie Jester now?
If you were taken by the skills of Robbie on the show, you can meet the talented winner of Pressure Cooker at Pizzeria Mariana at 140 East Cleveland Avenue, Newark, Delaware.
You can also have a look at some of Robbie’s excellent dishes through his social media, where he likes to share cooking videos and food recipes so people like me can try to make them, turn them into horrific parodies of themselves, then drop the dish on the floor while trying to film a Tik Tok. Robbie recently married his partner, Katelyn Jester, on October 7, 2022.
How do you compete in Netflix’s Pressure Cooker?
Pressure Cooker comes from Mission Control Media, a production company that specializes in reality competition shows. Their past shows include Hollywood Game Night, Face Off, and Celebrity Food Fight. It might be worth noting that the show includes a producer called David Friedman. Friedman’s past works include Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word. If you feel that the heady world of reality television and cooking is for you, you could probably head over to the Mission Control website and go to the contact us page. I am pretty sure that they will be able to point you in the right direction, although they still haven’t gotten back to me yet.