Sweet Genius is a reality-themed television cooking competition series that airs on Food Network. It is hosted by pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel. It started on September 9, 2011. It is similar to Chopped in that four confectionery and pastry chefs compete in three rounds on the show: Frozen, Baked, and Chocolate. After each round, one chef is eliminated until one chef is left. The winning chef wins $10,000. In each round, there are two ingredients that the chefs must use along with an inspiration that they must base their dish on. The first ingredient that they must use and the inspiration are shown at the beginning of the round, while the second ingredient is shown in the middle of the round. Sometimes, there will be three ingredients. Each round has a limited amount of time that the chefs must make their dish in. There are 40 minutes for the first round, 50 minutes for the second round, and 60 minutes for the final round. After each round, Ben-Israel tastes and gives his thoughts on each chef's dish, and then eliminates one chef.
|Written by||Amanda Hulsey|
|Presented by||Ron Ben-Israel|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||34|
|Executive producer(s)||Linda Lea|
Daniel J. Moratti
|Running time||41 to 43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Jane Street Entertainment|
|Original network||Food Network|
|Original release||September 22, 2011 –|
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- "Food Network Hits A "Sweet" Spot With Ron Ben-Israle's New Primetime Series "Sweet Genius"". The Futon Critic. August 23, 2012.