I just discovered this on Netflix and binge watched over the past week or so. Wow. On one hand, the format is very similar to most of these shows (Top Chef, Chopped, even Iron Chef), the quality of the cooking and dishes just blew me away. Even Top Chef which gets some pretty high caliber talent couldn't touch this. I loved the fact there were little gimmicks, it was all about the food, the techniques, presentation.
It really also goes to highlight the difference between home cooks, decent restaurant chefs and then these folks, is not just talent and execution, but the ability to create on the fly, knowledge of ingredients and techniques and putting together dishes worthy of a Grant Achatz or Anna Sophie Pic to judge and enjoy.
Again, the quality of food just blew me away.