This won’t be your typical backyard burgers on the ol’ Weber. Chef David Guas, owner of the popular Bayou Bakery in Arlington, Va. will be the host of American Grilled, the Travel Channel’s new cooking competition show airing this summer which will feature grill-masters from all over the country going head to head to determine the best of the best.
“When we were talking about who I am and what I like to do for entertainment, my first thought was ‘I am just like all other average Joes, I like to get outside and grill,’” Guas told The Washington Post. “Being that my father is from Cuba, there was no other way to cook a piece of meat.”
According to the Travel Channel chef Guas will be traveling to a different city each week to “discover the best and boldest flavors competitors can fire up on their grills… from the Virginia countryside where hogs are classic, to Maryland where blue crabs are legendary.” Each episode will pit four BBQ masters against one another, from home cooks to electricians and professional chefs with the winner will receiving a $10,000 cash prize.
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