Thursday, August 4, 2011

Charlotte chef goes "Extreme"

Look for executive chef Adam Long of Big Daddy's Burger Bar in Charlotte on “Extreme Chef” at 10 p.m. Aug. 11 on the Food Network. The episode? “Wild Wedding Cookoff,” in which, according to the “Extreme Chef” description, chefs get $200 to buy ingredients at a 99-cent store, must make appetizers in 20 minutes, create a meal with the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” saying, make a three-tier wedding cake from “a variety of popular snack food cakes” and, if in the final two, swim across a pool, gather ingredients in a cabana and “make the perfect bite in 20 minutes using caviar, avocado, figs and almonds.” Just ... wow. He's up against a corporate chef from L.A. and Anthony Lamas, executive chef at Seviche in Louisville.