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Chopped Grill Masters, Season 3: Meet the Grillers

Get to know the competitive barbecuers and chefs competing for a chance to win $50,000 in Season 3 of Chopped Grill Masters.
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Round 1: Ashley Pado — Wooster, Ohio

As the corporate chef at Certified Angus Beef, Ashley teaches large groups of mostly men about the different cuts of beef, butchering and how to grill the meat. She happens to be the only woman at her job, and enjoys proving she can manhandle a side of beef just like any of her male colleagues. Ashley found her interest in food at a young age, getting inspired by Food Network, and she eventually attended a technical high school for culinary training, and then Le Cordon Bleu.

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Round 1: Bryan Moscatello — St. Helena, Calif.

Having been a chef for more than 30 years, Bryan's worked in restaurants all over the States: D.C., Chicago, Aspen and now Napa, Calif. He's currently the executive chef at Calistoga Ranch. Growing up in New Jersey, Bryan was raised in an Italian family where food was at the center of every Sunday and holiday. That led to him finding jobs as a dishwasher, and his big break came when a cook didn't show up for work. Bryan brings a modern aspect to his cooking and loves to grill in his downtime.

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Round 1: Chad Rosenthal — Ambler, Pa.

Chad wasn't always a restaurateur — after attending Ohio State for fine arts, he started a career as a print salesman. All that traveling ignited a love for barbecue, especially when he had stops in Memphis. He eventually opened a small restaurant, then a second, and after selling both he opened The Lucky Well, a high-end barbecue restaurant with a wide selection of whiskeys and live blues music. Chad sees himself as an experimental chef and enjoys fusing the influences of different cultures in his dishes.

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Round 1: Jonathon Sawyer — Cleveland

Jonathon is the chef-owner of three restaurants, Trentina, The Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat. He's worked in restaurants since the age of 13, and although his parents would have preferred he become an engineer like his two older brothers, Jonathon left engineering school after three years and went to culinary school. Jonathon is an avid griller and lover of smoke, and carries those passions into the menu at Trentina.

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