The show premiered tonight and I just finished watching it. The premise: For two teams (Bobby Flay and Michael Symon vs. Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli) to create a dinner for 100 people with nothing but food that was intended or in the process of being thrown out. Most of this food never even made it to the shelves of the grocery stores because of it's "lack of quality". If the food has too many "bruises", the blind American consumer wont buy it, therefore it's discarded - either by trash or compost. This is a huge problem, and some of these farms have waste percentages as high as 50%. This is disgraceful. It's sickening.
The goal of the show is to open our eyes as consumers. As cooks, and chefs. If we can get these products and USE them before they're wasted, we can really make a difference. Also, profit margins would skyrocket because most of this stuff you can get for free just by asking!
I've never tried it, but I assure you, tomorrow I'll be dropping by my nearest grocery store to see what I can get. Some of the quality they found is staggering.