Chopped Grill Masters Heads to the Napa Valley for Season 3

Chopped Grill Masters is taking the competition to the Napa Valley for Season 3.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chopped is moving to the Beringer Vineyards in the Napa Valley for the new season of Grill Masters. Premiering Tuesday, July 5 at 10|9c, this special five-part tournament, hosted by Ted Allen, features 16 of the nation's best grilling experts competing for a chance to walk away with the title of champion and a truckload of money. Each episode starts with four chefs battling through three cooking rounds, with recurring Chopped judges and special guest judges deciding the fate of each. The winner from each heat wins $10,000 and earns a spot in the finale, where only one will walk away the grand champion with $50,000 more.

With access to an outdoor kitchen of ingredients and armed with charcoal and propane grills, and a smoker at each cooking station, the 16 competitors must incorporate mandatory ingredients from the mystery baskets through three cooking rounds — appetizer, entree and dessert. They will have to showcase their grilling skills to create unique and savory dishes if they want to impress the judges and move on to the next round. Over five episodes these grilling professionals will not only face one another but also have to contend with the elements, i.e., heat from the grills and unpredictable weather.

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Catch an all-new episode of Chopped Grill Masters on Tuesday at 10/9c.

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