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THE CELEBRITY CHEF COOKING STAGE

Presented by Big Green Egg


Headlining the weekend is Chef Michael Symon and world-champion BBQ Pitmaster, Chris Lilly. Chef Symon is a star on the Food Network. His shows include Iron Chef America, BBQ Brawl, Burgers Brew & ‘Que and is perhaps best known for his hit Emmy Award winning show, ABC’s The Chew. 


Chef Chris Lilly is a six-time barbecue world champion, including four wins at the prestigious Memphis in May Grand Championships. He is the head chef at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q and heads their competition cooking team. Chef Lilly also serves as a judge on Food Network’s BBQ Brawl.

Celebrity Chef Lineup includes:

  • Hosted by Alabama’s own Food Network star, Martie Duncan

  • Michael Symon (Iron Chef, The Chew, BBQ Brawl and many others)

  • Chris Lilly (5x Memphis in May winner, Food Network, BBQ Brawl)

  • Aarti Sequeira (Guy’s Grocery Games, Season 6 Winner of Food Network Star)

  • Carl Ruiz (Guy’s Grocery Games)

  • Justin Warner (Food Network Star)

  • Panini Pete Blohme (Guy’s Grocery Games)

  • James Briscione (Food Network, Chopped)

  • Michele Ragussis (Food Network, Beat Bobby Flay)

  • Jim Smith (Top Chef)

  • Irv Miller (Cookbook Author)

  • Wes True (Bravo’s Top Chef) 

  • Linkie Marais (Food Network Star and Big Green Egg Chef)