Eddie Jackson Brings the Heat in New Series Ultimate Summer Cook-Off

Backyard barbecue takes center stage in an exciting new cooking competition.

Photo by: Anders Krusberg

Anders Krusberg

Crack open a cold one, fire up the grill and get ready to see some of the best cuisine summer has to offer. Premiering Sunday, August 5 at 8|7c, Ultimate Summer Cook-Off challenges six talented chefs to cook their way through a series of culinary competitions for a chance at a $25,000 grand prize. Host Eddie Jackson challenges the chefs over four episodes, as each competitor takes on two rounds of summer-themed cook-offs that tests their skill and creativity and puts their reputation on the line.

Each week, judges Damaris Phillips and Jamika Pessoa are joined by special guest judges, including Comfort Food Tour’s Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, BBQ blogger Susie Bulloch, Comfort Nation’s Lazarus Lynch, Genius Kitchen’s Courtney Rada and pitmaster Cameron Treu, to determine which chef exemplifies what summer is all about.

In the premiere episode, the chefs will have 30 minutes to whip up their best backyard burger, with each chef randomly choosing a cooler with ingredients to use in their dish. In round two, the chefs make the quintessential American summer dish hot dogs! They have 60 minutes to create one fully loaded hot dog and one fully unexpected hot dog.

Don't miss the premiere of Ultimate Summer Cook-Off on Sunday, August 5 at 8|7c. To enjoy the ultimate summer culinary experience, share your favorite summer dishes using #SummerCookOff.

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