Season 4, Episode 3

World Championship Steak Cook-Off

Food Network Challenge follows 43 grill teams from all over the southeast United States who have come to Magnolia, Ark., to prove that they have the chops to take top prize at the annual World Championship Steak Cook-off. $2500 is at stake, but it’s the bragging rights that competitors are really vying for. Each team wants to say they came, they grilled, and they cooked the number one rib eye around.


Alcoa a.k.a Chicken Griddles
David McWilliams – Team Leader
Magnolia, Ark.

Bankcorp South a.k.a Steak Busters
Mike Waters – Team Leader
Magnolia, Ark.

Beech Creek Farms
Hayden Franks – Team Leader
Magnolia, Ark.

Farmer’s Bank and Trust a.k.a. Flame Broiled & Taste CO.
Jeff White – Team Leader
Magnolia, Ark.

The Taste of South Texas Barbeque
Steven Clark – Team Leader
Van Vleck, Texas


Ed Hornyak
Performance Food Group
Cabot, Ark.

Chuck Lange
Executive Director
Arkansas Sheriff’s Association
North Little Rock, Ark.

Mark Pryor
U.S. Senator, Arkansas
Washington D.C.

Jeremy Reeves
Sous Chef – Best Impressions
Benton, Ark.

Garland "Buddy" Rich
Jefferson, Texas

Claude "Tubby" Smith
Executive Vice President
Arkansas Cattleman’s Association
Little Rock, Ark.

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Recipes From This Episode

The WhiteHogg World Championship Steak Marinade

Mike's Dry Rub

Rib-Eye Steak Rub

Luau Beach BBQ
Cartoon Cakes


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