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New Food Network Show With Anne Burrell Features Chefs Battling for a Top Job at the Flamingo

“Vegas Chef Prizefight” launches in March

Anne Burrell
Host Anne Burrell, as seen on Vegas Chef Prizefight, Season 1.
Joe Buglewicz

A new Food Network series pits eight chefs against each other to become the new head chef presumably at the Flamingo’s mobster-themed Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. Host Anne Burrell leads the charge on Vegas Chef Prizefight as chefs duke it out at a different restaurant within the Caesars Entertainment empire every week.

Chef Scott Conant and regional president of Caesars Entertainment Eileen Moore join Burrell every week, while special guests make appearances throughout the season that kicks off on Thursday, March 5, at 10 p.m.

The six-episode series first stops at the Caesars Test Kitchen, where contestants have to use “an ingredient beloved by high rollers and vacationers alike.” The first contestant heads home in the second episode, an evening takeover of BLT Steak at Bally’s. Next comes a Mexican dinner at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho at the Rio with his Fieri’s son Hunter. Magician Penn Jillette, restaurateur Maximillian Chow, and chef Dicky Fung oversee the battle at Mr Chow at Caesars Palace, followed by a brunch takeover at Giada at the Cromwell with Giada De Laurentiis’s head of culinary operations Lish Steiling appearing. Another episode takes place at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. A 90-minute finale on Thursday, April 9, at 10 p.m., leaves two chefs to fight for the head chef position.

From left, Vegas Chef Prizefight competitors Janey Lyu, Roshara Sanders, Jeffrey Compton, Juan Zepeda, Lamar Moore, Julia Helton, Jeff Kraus, and Brittney Brown.
From left, Vegas Chef Prizefight competitors Janey Lyu, Roshara Sanders, Jeffrey Compton, Juan Zepeda, Lamar Moore, Julia Helton, Jeff Kraus, and Brittney Brown.
Joe Buglewicz

Contenders include Brittney Brown from Detroit; Jeffrey Compton from Auburn, Alabama; Julia Helton from Chicago; Jeff Kraus from Tempe, Arizona; Janey Lyu from New York City; Lamar Moore from Chicago; Roshara Sanders from Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Juan Zepeda from Denver.

And each week after the show, the Food Network showcases the featured restaurants online in Taste of the Strip.

Vegas Chef Prizefight [Official Site]

Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho

3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (866) 746-7671 Visit Website

Restaurant Guy Savoy

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 731-7286 Visit Website

BLT Steak

3645 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 603-4390 Visit Website

Giada

3595 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (855) 442-3271 Visit Website

Mr Chow

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 731-7888 Visit Website

Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse

3555 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109

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