Michigan-Based Chefs Make Food Magical in New Disney-Inspired Competition Series “Foodtastic”

Metro Detroit chefs Lindsey Pritchard, Erin Sonntag, and Ryse Swanson compete in an immersive global competition to create extravagant scenes and larger-than-life sculptures entirely made of food.

“Foodtastic,” a new adrenaline-packed series from Disney+, is one time playing with your food is encouraged. 

The immersive global competition puts food artists to the test and challenges them to create larger-than-life sculptures and extravagant scene work using everything from vegetables and fruit to butter and cheese. Through various challenges, chefs explore the intersections of art, food, design and science.

Hosted by actress KeKe Palmer with food expertise coming from Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem (Flour Shop founder) and Chef Benny Rivera of NYC’s City Cakes, the 11-episode series features four teams who are tasked with manipulating everyday food items into grandiose works of art based on themes from the Disney universe.

“It is a madhouse of creativity; so much food! People doing things with food that I didn’t even imagine,” says contestant Ryse Swanson, an award-winning pastry chef from Metro Detroit and one-third of Team Weirdoughs, with friends and fellow Michigan-based pastry chefs Erin Sonntag and Lindsey Pritchard. It’s fun, it’s unexpected and that’s absolutely how we felt walking into ‘Foodtastic.'” 

“Foodtastic” is now streaming on Disney+.


Listen: Metro Detroit-based contestant Ryse Swanson shares her experience on “Foodtastic.”


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