Chef Swap at The Beach is a unique competition show like you’ve never seen before. It’s hard enough for chefs to complete their perfect dish in 60 minutes, and then we made each swap kitchens! In each episode two chefs will go head to head, learning to navigate a new kitchen and utilizing their chosen ingredient in the dish challenge with a clock ticking away.
Lunch Plate Showdown | Jonathan vs. Gabe
New host Chef Mason Zeglen dives deep into the heart of Myrtle Beach with two very special, family-run restaurants. Fiesta Mexicana’s Chef Gabe Hernandez swaps kitchens with Chef Jonathan Glass of Nonna’s Taste of Italy for a Lunch-Plate-Special showdown. Who will bring home the Chef Swap Knife?
Catch & Cook | Vinny vs. Rex
Chef Vincent Tumminello of Bar 1912 and Chef Rex McKinney of Dead Dog Saloon face off in a Catch and Cook challenge. Whatever fish the judges catch, the chefs have to cook. Which chef will hook the Chef Swap Knife?
Sandwiches & Cocktails | Danny vs. Ben
It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween as Chef Mason challenge restaurant neighbors Chef Ben Flores from Crafty Rooster ad Chef Danny Jira from Hop N Wich to swap places and cook up a delicious Southern Sandwich with a side of signature Mac-and-Cheese and a spooky cocktail.
Meat & Appetizer Duo | Terry vs. Justin
It’s time to bring the meats on today’s Chef Swap at the Beach, as Chef Mason tastes Meat Appetizer Duos from Chef Terry Flores of Rivertown Bistro and Chef Justin Feasel of Fire and Smoke. Both chefs go above and beyond to wow the judges with their carnivorous specials.
Spicy Chef Swap | Jerrett vs. Dan
Chef Jarrett King of O.A.K. Prime and Chef Dan Sheppard of Inlet Prohibition are ready to trade restaurants and wow our judges with their take on an entree with a spicy side. Which chef brought enough heat to win the Chef Swap Knife?
Steak and Eggs Swap | Derrick vs. Casey
Steak and Eggs are a breakfast staple, but this hearty combination certainly doesn't have to be boring. Chef Mason pushes the limit of this classic dish as he challenges Chef Derrick Carrozza of Filet’s and Chef Casey Blake of Drunken Jack’s to both bring their “A-game” in each other’s kitchens — or should we say their "egg-game"?
3 Veggies, 3 Ways | Jordan vs. Mike
Chef Mason is ready to go green and get healthy as Chef Jordan Lazarus of Lekker Eats swaps with Chef Mike Mammola of Zardin to create a vegetarian paradise of three vegetables each presented in three different ways. That’s nine good-for-you moments each if you are keeping count!
Breakfast Chef Swap | Jamie vs. Jess
Chef Amanda kicks things off with a bang as she swaps Chef Jamie Daskalis of high-volume breakfast spot, Johnny D's, with Chef Jess Sagun of eclectic downtown bistro, Winna's Kitchen for a head-to-head Breakfast Chef Swap Challenge. Find out who will take home the inaugural Chef Swap Knife!
Lunch Chef Swap | Greg vs. Eugen
A Chef Swap Challenge with international flair! Amanda visits Ciao Italian restaurant and unique coastal eatery, Drift, for a Lunch Challenge. Things get messy as Chef Eugen Hysa and Chef Greg Plingau do their best to come up with a lunch dish to wow the judges.
Burger Chef Swap | Darren vs. Chad
Tidal Creek Brewhouse, a Myrtle Beach brewery known for its outstanding food and brews, swaps kitchens with Bonfire Taqueria, a barbecue fusion restaurant in historic downtown Conway, for a Burger Chef Swap Challenge you won't want to miss. Chef Amanda pits Chef Chad Wiers against Chef Darren Smith to see who has the best burger around.
Entrée Chef Swap | Steve vs. Adam
Chef Steve Perrone of Perrone’s and Chef Adam Kirby of Bistro 217 take on an Entrée & Cocktail Chef Swap Challenge. When our host Amanda Freitag presents an added curveball, will it be a turning point for these two or will they rise to the challenge?
Surf 'N' Turf Chef Swap | Matt vs. Gary
Things are heating up in the kitchen as iconic oceanfront spot Sea Captain's House and the upstart 44 & King go head to head in a Surf 'n Turf Chef Swap Challenge. Will one hour be enough for these two chefs to make magic?