Ben Sargeant likes to call himself the Brooklyn Chowder Surfer, and for good reason. He has been making chowder since the age of seven, and has surfed the waves all over the world. Based in Brooklyn, he serves his acclaimed soups at the Hurricane Hopeful Surf Bar. Ben's life-long dream has been to get his chowder recipes on every super market shelf in America. When Ben gathers his friends together in a Brooklyn Park to celebrate his Food Network debut, he has no idea that Bobby Flay will be arriving fashionably late to challenge him to a Throwdown. In this contest, it's sink or swim.