The Brawl is back! A new crop of barbecue pitmasters step onto the scene and introduce themselves through their food. Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson choose their teams and get ready for battle, and nothing is off limits as they face off in their first team brawl in hopes of avoiding elimination.
Captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson get to know their teams better through nostalgic challenges that inspire them to dig deep into their BBQ memory banks and challenge their ability to work together.
A true Master of 'Cue must have the ability to handle any challenge or cooking condition, so the competitors have to prove their ability to pivot! Team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson keep an eye on who can adapt and overcome as the pitmasters try to avoid going home.
The teams celebrate a classic BBQ tradition: tailgating! Team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson mentor their pitmasters as they explore the sporty side of BBQ -- the kind that brings friends and family together around the grill to fire up their team spirit ... and their taste buds.
BBQ's explosion in popularity is partly thanks to massive BBQ competitions across America. Inspired by the competition circuit, it's all about low and slow as captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson see how well their contenders handle the classic BBQ cuts that have turned weekend warriors into household names.
Halfway through the competition, the contenders get even more determined to claim the big prize! The teams must prove that BBQ can be eaten anytime -- not just for lunch or dinner. Team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson mentor their pitmasters as they attempt to show the judges just how delicious and versatile BBQ can be.
The competitors face a challenge full of unexpected twists -- and proteins! The teams go fishing and attempt to prove they can handle delicate seafood just as well as meat. Team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson feel the pressure to perform and mentor their teams to claim the winning spot.
The boundaries of BBQ are pushed even further -- literally across the ocean -- to explore BBQ traditions around the world! The remaining competitors need to put their own spin on an international BBQ style, and the challenge pushes some contenders far out of their comfort zone as team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson watch on.
BBQ is a culinary art form built on many years of tradition, but the competitors are challenged to stretch their imaginations and make the BBQ of the future. They explore the possibilities under the watchful eyes of team captains Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson, and everyone tries to impress the judges one last time in order to make it to the finale.
Hard work has paid off for the final three competitors and their team captains who have reached the finale. To decide who deserves the grand prize and supreme BBQ bragging rights, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson watch on as the judges lay down the ultimate BBQ gauntlet: a super-sized, all-day competition filled with high stakes and surprises.