October 1, 2022

New Food stuff Network exhibit ‘Big Restaurant Bet’ functions 2 Arizona chefs

Two Arizona cooks are competing against each and every other and six other chefs on Foodstuff Network’s “Big Restaurant Guess” to gain a $250,000 financial commitment from Geoffrey Zakarian.

In the new sequence, Zakarian, a Food stuff Community star and restaurateur, is on the lookout to invest a quarter of a million pounds to enable the upcoming culinary soaring star open up their to start with restaurant. By means of six one-hour episodes, 8 cooks from around the state are provided troubles meant to establish who is most effective organized to open up a debut restaurant correctly.

“Opening a cafe takes unwavering resolve, razor-sharp skill and special culinary talent,” Zakarian said in a launch. “In ‘Big Restaurant Bet,’ viewers will stick to the journey and dreams of 8 gifted chefs that are passionate about launching their have restaurant. It is not just a the moment in a life span levels of competition – it is actual existence.

Host Geoffrey Zakarian with contestants Jesa Henneberry, Mariana Alvarado, Demetrius Baxter, Coby Farrow, Brett Vibber, Alicia Watson, Torrece Gregoire aka “Chef T”, and Leo Davila as seen on "Big Restaurant Bet," Season 1. The show filmed at the Luminary Hotel in downtown Fort Myers.

“In the close, I’m going to choose one chef to get guiding and help bring their concept to fruition. The stakes are superior, and my own standing is on the line as we find America’s future fantastic restaurateur.”

Meet the Arizona cooks competing in ‘Big Cafe Bet’

Arizona chef competitor Brett Vibber is a co-chef at WILD Arizona Cuisine.

Brett Vibber is a forager and co-chef with Jaren Bates at WILD Arizona Cuisine, a Phoenix-primarily based business that produces pop-up dinners and outdoor situations that showcase Native foodways and spotlight Arizona’s local bounty.

Vibber posted on his Instagram on April 5: “Good luck to all the cooks!!! Let us get #arizonacuisine recognized to all!!!”

WILD Arizona Cuisine:Meet Diné chef Jaren Bates, a winner of Native foodways 

Arizona chef competitor Demetrius Baxter is better known by his musician moniker Hosanna Bax.

Demetrius Baxter runs the catering company Chef Demetrius LLC in Phoenix. Baxter is far better recognized by his musical artist and producer name Hosanna Bax. Baxter posted on his Hossana Bax Instagram: “UH-OH….he created it to @foodnetwork too!!! Any individual Check out TO Stop THIS Person.”

In the premiere on April 5, the chefs confronted their initial challenge: create a uncomplicated, one-chunk dish that ideal showcases who they are and what their restaurant concept is. 

Zakarian’s spouse and business partner Margaret Zakarian and hospitality expert and  chef Eric Haugen judged the dishes and sent a person chef property.

We will never give it absent, but Baxter did post a bit of a spoiler on his Instagram the upcoming working day: “They observed my Signature ‘Dashi Tuna Sashimi’ flawless and one particular of a variety!! You are going to have to capture me @bellyphx in Gilbert in about 6 weeks to try it yourselves -IT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!” 

Episodes of “Massive Restaurant Wager” are available to stream weekly beginning April 5 on Discovery+.