Ultimate CHEF SKILLS Challenge: FLAVOUR | SORTEDfood
Today, our Chef, Ben lets loose on the Normals in another Chef Skills Creativity challenge! With three badges up for grabs, who’ll be able to take another for the leaderboard? Stay tuned for challenge 3 where we asked YOU to decide the winner!

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  • Redbeard The Pink
    Redbeard The Pink

    Poor barry 😆

  • Dunno

    "This is Barry's job!!" "In Third Place..." Lost my damn mind at that one

  • Emily Pearl
    Emily Pearl

    Yeah, I never viewed this challenge as super scripted but Jamie not getting that badge has made me consider it. Just. He did a solid flavor pairing and there were no complaints on quality of his dish. So it felt like they didn't want one person to pull ahead

  • Maltfalc

    add a durian badge.

  • Teon White
    Teon White

    I would love this if there wasnt so much damn acting

  • Erich Peters
    Erich Peters

    Not sure if anyone has said... but is "I'm not feeling this idea" a t-shirt concept?

  • Zarzar

    Barry's mistake was the color background and the side angle so it felt so flat and fake

  • Alan Stern
    Alan Stern

    What's our problem? Perhapse you should look onwards before seeking fault in the community.

  • Lana Pear
    Lana Pear

    I have watched the photo badge allocation part at least 50 times, crying with laughter! Aw Barry 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • cattus lavandula
    cattus lavandula

    Barry!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Barry coming in third for the pic contest is the funniest thing I've seen on Sorted. Basic photography or not, I think the background was too busy. I hardly noticed Barry's dessert against the colors.

  • adele hammond
    adele hammond

    this is a reminder to never vote for barry in anything

  • Michael Craig
    Michael Craig

    Jaime's laughter at the end of this is everything!

    • SORTEDfood

      It's infectious!

  • alamoaggie

    I keep coming back to this episode just for the reactions to Barry losing the photography badge. I laugh every time

  • Dale Power
    Dale Power

    In fairness, all the pictures were good. So it came down to the food in them, not the skill involved in taking the pictures.

  • Kristen S
    Kristen S

    I think the photography badge is mis-named. The basic photography badge should have been photographing the same thing, and seeing what you can do with it. I know I didn't vote for Barry, because despite being probably the most striking photograph, was not a dish I wanted to eat.

  • Yoshi

    Whoever designed your "As It Stands" graphic should be fired lol, it's completely difficult to see how they're doing against each other because they've placed the icons all over.

  • Alan Stern
    Alan Stern

    Barry loosing the photography portion made it all worth while. Now re the Barry is pretentious bit, so where's the substance?

  • Barry M
    Barry M

    Jamie's laugh at the end had me going 😅😅😅🤣

  • Meatbyproducts

    Barry losing photo is the most watchable bit ever

  • Erre Pi
    Erre Pi

    Oh man, sorry, Barry. The cup seemed like the focus and not the food. Beautiful photo of the cup though.

  • Random84530

    Man you guys sounded like a married couple at 19:40 Ben: You said it yourself James, we gotta keep high standards. Side note, I like James' new hair. Or is it just needing a barber trip?

  • Kaitlin Sebbage
    Kaitlin Sebbage

    I don't think the last badge was a test of food photography skills but of plating and food design. Photography wise, Baz's was the best composed and for colour and light, while he suffered because the dish wasn't as pretty or enticing looking as the other two. Baz's looks like an ad for the glass, it's Pro and creative. It was the most sophisticated of the dishes, but also a victim of the way you plate that kind of dish, and so the hardest to covey in a photo This badge should be re-labelled to Sexies or something. It's not an accurate judge of Photography Skill. Especially when it's by popular vote rather than judged by experts in the field. I reckon there should be an extension of the photography badge that involves food styling and plating for photography as well as the skills involved in taking the picture that best shows it off. And it should be judged properly, none of this social media voting stuff.

  • Kaitlin Sebbage
    Kaitlin Sebbage

    I think Mike went into Pass It On mode this time... It's a shame because he has so much clever potential and picked a really cool flavour pair to play with. I'd love to see them redo a flavour pairing creativity dish design type challenge. Like Mystery Box but more these rules.

  • Derek Martz
    Derek Martz

    I feel so bad for Jamie.

  • ahjgbhlahgaohgl

    Mike needs help, facepalm...

  • Bianca Malan
    Bianca Malan

    More of these, so much fun to watch!!!!!!!!

  • Eve Lambrick
    Eve Lambrick

    Tbf as hilarious as it was I think the photos alone were in the right order... Sorry Barry 🤣

  • khuang96

    Was the voting done via story? Anyone have screenshots? In all seriousness, Barry's photo was pretty but a bit distant and doesn't show off the dish as much 😅

  • khuang96

    Mike was in full pass it on level panic here 😅😂

  • Melissia Blackheart
    Melissia Blackheart

    So who's coming back here after Barry lost his badge?

  • complikated

    is there a chef terminology badge??

  • Savvy Oga
    Savvy Oga

    zime lest, yep, zime lest.

  • William Hart
    William Hart

    Filming this episode i think gave James epilepsy. Brioche Toast and Custard hahahahaha

  • Sebastian Müller
    Sebastian Müller

    Honestly, Barry's photo locked the worst out of the 3. It presents the background more then the actual dish. No surprise there that he lost that one. Its sad, as photography is his forte.

  • Keller Ranch
    Keller Ranch

    I've got the Bell on how did I miss this?? Oh well looks like I get 2 new shows this Sunday.... An old one from May that I've never seen and the one that will be coming out later today! Should be the perfect lazy Sunday. I can watch this one while my chicken is marinading and then fire up the grill and have a nice BBQ chicken for lunch while I watch today's show! I do hope it is a pass it on I love the chaos even if it does give poor Janice (mike) a complex. sorry Mike.... er I mean Janice.

  • Peter Schumacher
    Peter Schumacher

    Mike in every battle- “I’m going to make a desert version.” *Is given a desert challenge* Mike- *Makes toast* “This is a ridiculous challenge!”

  • Mezasu

    Jamie's laugh is so infectious I find myself come back to this just to hear it and help brighten up my day.

  • Bhargav Rentala
    Bhargav Rentala

    New challenge: pleasing Janice, 3 normals cook it out in an all out battle using flavours and products chosen by Janice. Who then gets to vote on the best dish and therefore, badge winner!

  • Thecla Shubert
    Thecla Shubert

    I'd love to see a teaching badge! Who can present the best recipe tutorial al la old school sorted when Ben would guide us through recipes!


    Mike: Mask-a-pony

  • Leo Smith
    Leo Smith

    Ben: hu- what is that? Me: The Huttlestorm

  • TheLocomono9

    I just realized that having pineapple as a flavor was rude seeing how Barry is allergic and wouldn’t know the flavor super wel

  • Sue Campbell
    Sue Campbell

    Why not do a badge earned for taking ingredients representing a particular type of food and making a different kind of dish - for example, hoisin, oyster sauce and sesame oil used in a dish that is NOT Chinese or tahini, olives and babaganouj used in a dish that is NOT Middle Eastern? It would challenge understanding of ingredients and creativity in using it in an untraditional way!

  • Toby Lyons
    Toby Lyons

    I was laughing at Mike spreading custard onto toast, until I realised I could well be watching a man have a mental breakdown. Now I just want to know that he is okay?

  • Mladen Bacic
    Mladen Bacic

    I would love to see someone sharping their knives, because those bad boys are DUUUUUUL

  • misssusansrockacademy

    I wonder what the story with each of Barry's rings are? They just seem to have an interesting backstory.

  • akhil patil
    akhil patil

    These guys are so cringey 🤢🤢🤢

  • Nathan Quant
    Nathan Quant

    As soon as i saw the pictures i knew Barry was gonna hit 3rd place. Aside from the horrible vignetting, its by far the most thoughtthrough and well composed picture. But it's not made for the right audience. It's way to distant, not showing enough of the juciy bits.

  • bloemundude

    How about a badge of cooking without injuring oneself nor giving oneself food poisoning? I would fail at this.

  • klobb

    12:16 flapist

  • Alissa Harder
    Alissa Harder

    I think the thing about Barry’s dish is that it really doesn’t look like anything he does for the channel. That’s what I think was conflicting.

  • Mike Baker
    Mike Baker

    I cannot wait until way down the road when I get to see the inevitable "Basic Photography Redemption Battle". The residual salt will be spectacular fun. 🤣🤣🤣

  • junior D.
    junior D.

    Barry's photo would have been better if his dish didnt look so bad. Good photography can make a bad dish look worse.

  • Carol Ostling
    Carol Ostling

    Helpful badge , where they work with one other person helpfully assisting them in the meal.

  • Carol Ostling
    Carol Ostling

    Mise en place/ preparation badge. Where they have to make a dish that requires a specific order. Like when you make a puff pastry or anything complex.And they can’t go back to get more ingredients or equipment. Only once do they get a chance to gather everything.

  • Carol Ostling
    Carol Ostling

    Blind box badge, where they have only the ingredients in front of them to make a dish.

  • Carol Ostling
    Carol Ostling

    Efficiency/ utility badge. Where it’s not just about cleanliness but about using everything you can. Placing the scraps of veggies into a soup instead of throwing it away, ect....

  • G B
    G B

    one of my favourite videos to date, hilarious.

  • James Cameron
    James Cameron

    Do a food adaption challenge where you have to replace food based on allergies, intolerances, or being a picky eater. But make them have to think about the taste and texture

  • Andrea C.
    Andrea C.

    Do BREAD OR PIZZA DOUGH! The mot simple thing is the most difficult

  • Mike Baker
    Mike Baker

    The nerd in me is curious what the poll vote size was for the challenge.

  • Elia Brown
    Elia Brown

    My heart breaks for Barry but he got too fancy. It looked gorgeous to begin with, he just had to close up on those lovely layers. Too many distracting colors to be able to focus on the food.

  • Vince young
    Vince young

    I think as a chef two of our most important responsibilities are equipment care such as keeping our knives sharp and pans well seasoned as well as the ability to delicate tasks to our kitchen staff I would like those abilities tested those skills separate you from a home cook and a professional chef

  • DevilboyScooby

    Herb identification badge?

  • DevilboyScooby

    Would've been fun if they had to pick the ingredients based on the smell alone 😆

  • DevilboyScooby

    The fact that the normals think stuff like eucalyptus and lavender are BASIC flavours says a lot...

  • S.E.E.S Boy
    S.E.E.S Boy

    20:44 Hide the pain Barry.

  • MangaMango13

    Things that destroyed Barry..... Bread and Butter, Honey on Toast

  • Spencer Backman
    Spencer Backman

    That was a classic. 👏🏼👏🏼

  • Rokurokubi83

    It actually hurts to watch videos with James in them, I wish him all the best in his future career journey, but I am going to miss dearly what he brought to this channel.

  • itsgonnabeokk 1
    itsgonnabeokk 1

    Mike’s dance when he beats Barry’s photo 😂

  • Eric Butterfield
    Eric Butterfield

    “In third place, Barry” has to have generated the most laughter in the shortest time in the history of Sorted.

  • Souly Medicated
    Souly Medicated

    2:28 there are two types of people

  • Stephanie Lachance
    Stephanie Lachance

    What about a challenge about meats and cuts? They would have to cut the wanted cuts and use them in recipes. This could be done with meat ou fish.

  • Hannah Hill
    Hannah Hill

    I’m so impressed with Jamie’s dessert! Amazing.

  • Vixey Teh
    Vixey Teh

    Jamie it smells like "sex wax"... Barry "sun tan lotion" ....well....... they're not wrong... Coconut oil is used for those things...

  • Nytemehr

    Since the comments are mentioning Barry's colorblindness. I'd like to see him try on those glasses that have come out in recent years that fix it, if you can get a handle on some, I just want to see the happiness on his face.

  • Jacob Sayre
    Jacob Sayre

    Jamie was wrobbbbbbbbed

  • Niloofar Sadeghi
    Niloofar Sadeghi

    Barry's picture definitely looked the most professional to me.

  • Aaron Macy
    Aaron Macy

    Pretty sure my local midwestern USA Dairy Queen has Barry’s pic as it’s “Mud Trucker Monday’s Brownie-Berry Bash” background on the flickering neon drive-up menu ..while Jamie’s looks like a professional Instagram ad. Cut Barry’s pay in half. Edit; please god let SORTED see this.

  • Learoy P
    Learoy P

    I thought Mike’s spiral in challenge two was going to be the highlight of this video. But Barry’s indignation was perfection 👏🏾👏🏾😂

  • Hyperionname

    It's time for a math skills challenge! Not just doubling but five times a recipe. Not just any recipe but one that requires you to pay attention to measurements.

  • T.Chui

    I couldn't tell what was in Barry's picture... its a beautiful picture... it just doesn't entice me to eat it.

  • Isobel Turner
    Isobel Turner

    James’ ‘but first’ at the start reminded me of fridgecam 😭

  • Lt Col Tealeaf
    Lt Col Tealeaf

    not gonna lie but amazing photography skills or not unfortunately Barry's dish looked like sick in a glass

  • Balázs Gyekiczki
    Balázs Gyekiczki

    Oh. The "butt first" joke is back thanks to the editor. Sad.

  • Deadbolt Vulpoon
    Deadbolt Vulpoon


  • Tanece Brooks
    Tanece Brooks

    Oh my goodness that ending when Barry found out he was third in the photography round had me losing it! Just that minute onward I could not stop laughing, my stomach hurt! Oh Barry! Next time bud!

  • Bird Brain
    Bird Brain

    Was coconut part of the challenge or are they subtlety showing off a sponsor/ endorsement?

  • jap pperon
    jap pperon

    Blind preparation.

  • John Lemon
    John Lemon

    I totally saw the Jamie's win coming on the photography thing, simply because that plating was immaculate.

  • Caitlin A
    Caitlin A

    The badge idea was so smart! I'm loving the videos this year

  • The Harrison Wild
    The Harrison Wild

    I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a challenge. Made my day 😂

  • Ethan Bell
    Ethan Bell

    I'm so proud of Barry for making and trying the test trifle!!!

  • Zawadi .Mwangi
    Zawadi .Mwangi


  • Me

    Omg I was ganna do black pepper and honey but idk how to use black pepper creatively

  • Liv

    maybe a memory badge? They have a certain time frame to remember a recipe and then they have to prepare it and the most correct in regard to finished products and steps correctly completed wins?? ...

  • Jordan Frey
    Jordan Frey

    I don't think there's a single show on all of television that makes me laugh harder than this channel.

  • Lady Berd
    Lady Berd

    Tbh James' reaction to Barry being picked last for the food photography contest was just downright HILARIOUS......funnier than even Jamie and Mike's!

  • Lady Berd
    Lady Berd

    Damn Barry got robbed on that photography badge! I mean...ok Jamie's looked like an Instagram post, so maybe it felt very relatable, but honestly, for artistry...its Barry hands down! His photo was.....book-worthy! Thats why he's the photographer! That trifle with the tri-colour background was just so artistic!