via press notes:
Food Network Premieres Two New Shows
Ice Brigade: Premieres March 3rd at 10pm
Ice Brigade follows former chef Randy Finch and his team of renegade ice artists as they blow the lid off ice sculpting by creating original, unique designs that defy the imagination. To these frozen outlaws, the standard wedding swans are simply huge ice cubes. The real thrill of their bone-chilling craft is to make life-sized interactive pool tables or ice bowling lanes with frozen pins and working bowling balls; or designing a grand piano ready to play chop sticks. Every week Randy and crew use chainsaws, chisels, and sledge hammers to sculpt giant blocks of rock- solid ice into art one could only dream of. No matter the job or locale, the mission remains the same, get the job done, before it all melts away.
Chopped All-Stars: Premieres March 6th at 9pm
A Chopped event like no other, Chopped All-Stars features unbeatable drama, a $50,000 charitable cash prize and 16 celebrated chefs familiar to Food Network fans. In a fierce five-part competition, the16 chefs go head-to-head in hopes of winning $50,000 for their charity of choice. The champion from each of the first four rounds advances to the grand finale for a chance at taking home the prize and coveted title. With mystery basket ingredients like teething biscuits, rabbit kidneys and dried hibiscus flowers, these chefs must crank up the heat and get creative to avoid the chopping block. Competitors include Food Network stars like Anne Burrell and Duff Goldman, former contestants from The Next Food Network Star, recurring Chopped judges, and renowned chefs like Anita Lo and Jacques Torres. Judges for this special series include Chopped favorites Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy, and Chris Santos.