Features professionals committed to their work and very little interpersonal drama; female chefs are well-represented on the show; cooking skills are taken seriously.
Occasionally, chefs may get mildly angry at judges or each other. Rarely, a chef's backstory includes the loss of a family member or homelessness.
The very occasional curse word ("my ass was dragging," "damn") is unbleeped.
Occasionally celebrity chefs appear on the show to promote something, though it's usually something non-commercial, like the White House chef promoting a new kind of food pyramid. The food products cooked on the show are generic, unusual for this type of show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol occasionally appears as an ingredient in dishes.