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Food Network heads outdoors as professional grill masters face the heat in 'Chopped Grill Masters Napa'

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Thu, May 26th 2016 11:30 am
Competitors Jonathan Sawyer and Ashley Pado on Food Network's `Chopped Grill Masters Napa.`
Competitors Jonathan Sawyer and Ashley Pado on Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters Napa."

Five-part stunt premieres Tuesday, July 5; 16 grilling experts compete for bragging rights and $50,000 grand prize

"Chopped" is heading outdoors to beautiful Beringer Vineyards, located in Napa Valley, California, as 16 grilling experts compete in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa," premiering Tuesday, July 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.

Hosted by Ted Allen, this special five-part themed tournament includes grilling professionals from around the country facing off for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize. Each episode includes four chefs competing over three rounds, with recurring "Chopped" and special guest judges deciding the fates for each pro. The winner from each heat wins $10,000 and a spot in the grand finale, to see who will walk away with $50,000 more.

With access to an outdoor kitchen of ingredients and armed with charcoal and propane grills, as well as a smoker at each cooking station, the competitors must incorporate mandatory ingredients from the mystery baskets through three rounds - appetizer, entrée and dessert - showcasing their grilling skills to create unique and savory dishes.

Over five episodes, these grill pros must not only battle each other, but also take on the elements, as they face the intensity of the heat from the grills and weather - along with surprise appearances from bees that make cooking outside that much more challenging.

Get more from the "Chopped Grill Masters Napa" tournament at FoodNetwork.com/Chopped, where you'll uncover photo and video highlights and hear from the winners. Join in on all the fun at #Chopped.

Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters Napa" host Ted Allen and judges Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters Napa" host Ted Allen and judges Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian.

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