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Deep Fried Masters

Deep Fried Masters

Photo Credit:  Scott Gries/Destination America
  • Premiered: 
    August 5, 2013
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  • Network: Destination America
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

In each episode, four chefs compete in three rounds of culinary challenges at a different state fair in America, as they try to create new dishes, impress a panel of judges, and avoid elimination on their way to winning the Golden Corndog. In three elimination rounds -- Signature Dish, Fried Food, and Judges' Choice -- contestants display their expertise in creativity, marketability, and skill level, as they make culinary state-fair masterpieces like Elvis on a Stick, Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, Deep Fried Cheeseburgers, Deep Fried Mac-and-Cheese Balls, Double Stuffed Pizza and Fried Cream-Cheese Cinnamon Rolls. The three judges on the panel are: Butch Benavides, a chef and restaurant owner, whose crazy concoctions include fried candy bars, chicken-fried cactus bites and deep-fried bacon cinnamon rolls; Abel Gonzalez, a Dallas native, who is known for deep-fried butter, deep-fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches, and deep-fried jambalaya; and Jim Stacy, an Atlanta foodie, who perfected the Bananas Foster Corndog and invented the Fryinstein Monster.
On Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT, Destination America aired the Season 2 premiere of DEEP FRIED MASTERS with all three judges returning for a second season. In the season opener, "Minnesota Fair," features Pumpkin Pie Ball, Dynamite Dog and Fireballs! at the Great Minnesota Get-Together in Falcon Heights, MN. In subsequent weeks, the judges head to the Texas State Fair and fairs in Kansas, Oklahoma, and more.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Jane Street Entertainment