The Hotplate is an Australian cooking reality television series which aired on the Nine Network on 28 July 2015. The show consists of state-based restaurants with teams travelling the country to dine in and score each other's restaurants. The restaurants will be judged by British food writer and critic, Tom Parker Bowles and Melbourne restaurateur, Scott Pickett.[1] The show pits six established suburban restaurants against each other all striving for a leg up in the industry-and an extra $100,000 in the bank, Sydney's Guillaume Brahimi, the French-born chef, will appear as a special guest judge during all elimination episodes.