Chopped Heads West in a Five-Part “Grill Masters” Summer Battle

by in Shows, June 20th, 2012

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You’ve seen Chopped, Chopped Champions and Chopped All-Stars. Now, Chopped is traveling to the Arizona desert for a special five-part themed series: Grill Masters, which premieres Sunday, July 22, at 10pm ET/PT. Over the course of five weeks of dry desert heat, 16 grilling professionals from around the country face off in this captivating Wild West showdown. The stage is set for the ultimate culinary feud with Chopped favorites Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Aarón Sánchez at the judging table, and astonishing mystery ingredients and tremendously talented competitors. One chef from each preceding duel makes it to the final fiery face-off, and when the dust clears, the greatest grilling pro of all will walk away with a $50,000 grand prize.

Episode schedule:

Grill Masters: Part 1 – Sunday, July 22, at 10pm ET/PT
Fire up the grills, y’all! In this first-of-its-kind Chopped grilling tournament, the competition heads west for a fierce, five-part showdown for a $50,000 grand prize.
Competitors: Ray Lampe (Florida), Jennifer Duncan (Arizona), Tom Duncan (Arizona), Galen Zamarra (New York City)

Grill Masters: Part 2 – Sunday, July 29, at 9pm ET/PT
Four more grill masters step up to the challenge for a chance to compete in the finale. Some delicious Italian surprises await the finalists, but perfect desserts will be difficult to execute in a windy and intense final round.
Competitors: Sam Choy (Hawaii), Nicole Davenport (Texas), Carey Bringle (Tennessee), Dushyant Singh (Arizona)

Grill Masters: Part 3 – Sunday, August 5, at 9pm ET/PT
Advancing past the first round for these four masters of the open flame will require a lot of hard work in just 20 minutes.
Competitors: Robyn Lindars (Florida), Timothy Grandinetti (North Carolina), Ernest Servantes (Texas), Doug Keiles (New Jersey)

Grill Masters: Part 4 – Sunday, August 12, at 9pm ET/PT
The final four grill masters face off for the last slot in the finale. When the two remaining chefs open up the last basket and find every meat lover’s worst nightmare, they must attempt to put their feelings aside and grill up some terrific desserts.
Competitors: Chad Ward (Florida), Kent Rollins (Texas), Corinne Trang (Connecticut), Rick Browne (Washington)

Grill Masters: Finale – Sunday, August 19, at 9pm ET/PT
The champions of the first four competitions cowboy up to compete for the $50,000 prize in the grand finale. The final two chefs will draw from family memories when they open up the last basket and must grill some do-or-die desserts.
Competitors: The prior episode’s winners

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Comments (34)

  1. Babs says:

    Loved Cowboy Kent- the Food Network should give him his own show- I'd watch and I bet other people would, too!

  2. DeAna Avila says:

    Would love a show with cowboy kent…
    He has what it takes to be your next
    Food network star… I’d make a point to watch
    Sorry he took second but glad amarica got
    The chance to meet cowboy kent:)

  3. J. Ritter says:

    I think you should give Kent his own show. It could be called "Chuckwagon Chow .". He would be great!

  4. DAVID says:

    I have been looking for an hour to figure out who was the entertaining guy on some chef show..took a while but found it..its KENTTTTTTTTTT

  5. Wow, wonderful website layout! How long maybe you have been running a blog for? you make blogging appear easy. The total appear of one’s web page is excellent, let alone the content material!

  6. burçlar says:

    we want the champion to face up with Bobby in the final of this show

  7. sheila says:

    In all my years of watching Foodnetwork, I have NEVER EVER EVER been so upset about about a judges decision! It was so obvious why the guy won, considering who the judges were……it was SO obvious that the cowboy won…they simply do not make them like that anymore. He is just a diamond in the rough. What a crying shame. He SOOOOOOO deserved the win. Bummer….he was the good part of a dying America….

  8. sheila says:

    All this time, don't remember the cowboy mentioning his wife until this episode. Don't think Chef Freitag liked that much, (probably many women watching also)!

  9. Lee says:

    Food Network NEEDS a Kent Rollins Chuck Wagon Cooking show! Now!

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