The first trailer was released this week for MTV’s latest reality concoction, “House of Food,” a competition series where eight aspiring chefs – with no formal culinary training – must not only compete against each other, but also live together under one roof.
The drama that ensues includes fights, hookups, screaming matches – and as always, someone being called “a fake b**ch.” In the promo, the latter appears to be directed toward contestant Suki Secka, who was quickly labeled a “princess” by housemates accusing her of prima donna behavior.
“I definitely do rethink a lot of my personality now that I’ve kind of seen a little bit and look back on how I behaved,” Secka told us in January during a TCA panel for the series. “But I just have a very strong personality, and that’s just who I am.”
“The whole princess thing, high maintenance,” she continued, “I don’t think I’m a princess. I just like the best things.”
The contestants were selected based on their passion for cooking and food culture. They’ll be judged by three of the nation’s best chefs – Brooke Williamson, Brendan Collins, and Casey Lane – for the chance to win a killer apprenticeship.
In addition to eliminating contestants each week, Lane says the judges are also there to remind contestants that being a good chef takes more grit than just winning a reality show.
“It’s a grind every single day, but for all of us – and I’m sure [it’s] the same way in other professions – there are few that I find as much as ours where we love what we do,” said Lane. “That grind that seems so difficult and seems like such long hours is something that very often you lay in bed thinking about when you get to wake up and go do it.”
Below, Secka says she didn’t really think of her kitchen experience on the show as “a grind.”
“House of Food” premieres Monday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV. Watch the trailer below.