Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition at carnivals around the country.

Season 1, Episode 8

Frozen Treat Tag -- You're It!

Chef Richie Farina has found a dessert titan near the San Francisco Bay! Matt Holguin of Fabe's Churros and Gelato has taken over the Alameda County Fair with his Bacon Caramel Gelato Milkshake and now Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own spin on that refreshing concoction. He'll then face a head-to-head cook-off where actual fairgoers will determine whose dessert is the best.

Wednesday
Jul 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Deep-Fried Burger Battle

Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found two worthy adversaries at the biggest "carnival" in the country -- the State Fair of Texas. Brothers Brent and Juan Reaves have created a Texas-sized sensation with their "Deep-Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick" and now Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their famous dish. A head-to-head cook-off is judged by real fairgoers and they decide whose burger is really better.

Tuesday
Aug 27
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

It's Nacho Business, Dude

Fearless Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he finds it at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Nate Janousek of Texas Steak Out and his deep-fried carnival twist on nachos supreme. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Nate's insane nachos before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Tuesday
Aug 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

What's Your Queso-DILLA, Man?

Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina hits the road to Southern California where he may have met his match at the San Bernardino County Fair. Jessica and Daniel Lopez of Orale Taco Grille created a Deep-Fried Quesadilla they call the "Queso Loco" and it's the food sensation of the fair. Now, Richie only has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their crazy concoction before battling it out in a head-to-head cook-off judged by fairgoers.

Tuesday
Aug 27
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Why'd the Chicken Sandwich Cross the Road?

Chef Richie Farina hits the Alameda County Fair near the San Francisco Bay for a cutting-edge culinary competition. Phil Delahoyde's "Captain's Chicken Sandwich" combines kids'-cereal-coated chicken and a spicy-sweet sauce into a top-selling fan favorite that Richie must recreate in less than 24 hours. Once he's perfected his own version, Richie will go head-to-head with the "Captain" to see whose food the fairgoers love the most.

Tuesday
Aug 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

What Came First, the Burger ... or the Egg?

Fearlessly innovative Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is rolling the dice at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada! Robert Magsalin's Fukuburger Food Truck was voted the Best in Las Vegas and his fried egg "Tomago Burger" is tearing up the food scene in Sin City. Now, Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of Robert's big-time burger before a head-to-head cook-off where the fairgoers decide on a winner.

Tuesday
Aug 27
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Duck, Duck...Sliders

Michelin-starred Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of innovative culinary competitions, and he's found one at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Dominic Palmieri's Duck Sliders with Flaming Hot Cheetos and Caramel Apple Slaw. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Dominic's crazy concoction before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Tuesday
Aug 27
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Deep-Fried Burger Battle

Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found two worthy adversaries at the biggest "carnival" in the country -- the State Fair of Texas. Brothers Brent and Juan Reaves have created a Texas-sized sensation with their "Deep-Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick" and now Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their famous dish. A head-to-head cook-off is judged by real fairgoers and they decide whose burger is really better.

Wednesday
Oct 16
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

We All Scream for Ice Cream! And Waffles!

Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found it at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada. He takes on Adam Terry of Waffle Love and his fluffy, ice cream-covered Dulce de Liege Waffle. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his version of Adam's decadent dessert before before fairgoers pick a winner in a head-to-head cook-off.

Wednesday
Oct 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

What Came First, the Burger ... or the Egg?

Fearlessly innovative Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is rolling the dice at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada! Robert Magsalin's Fukuburger Food Truck was voted the Best in Las Vegas and his fried egg "Tomago Burger" is tearing up the food scene in Sin City. Now, Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of Robert's big-time burger before a head-to-head cook-off where the fairgoers decide on a winner.

Wednesday
Oct 16
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

What's Your Queso-DILLA, Man?

Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina hits the road to Southern California where he may have met his match at the San Bernardino County Fair. Jessica and Daniel Lopez of Orale Taco Grille created a Deep-Fried Quesadilla they call the "Queso Loco" and it's the food sensation of the fair. Now, Richie only has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their crazy concoction before battling it out in a head-to-head cook-off judged by fairgoers.

Wednesday
Oct 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Donut Burger? Bombs Away!

Chef Richie Farina has found an over-the-top burger battle at the Sacramento County Fair in Northern California! Al and Bobbie Sensano of Al's BBQ Pit created an all-out Asian-inspired assault on the senses with their "Kanak Attack" Burger that has people lining up to try it. Richie now has just 24 hours to make his own version of their burger before going to a competition judged by fairgoers.

Wednesday
Oct 16
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 9

Why'd the Chicken Sandwich Cross the Road?

Chef Richie Farina hits the Alameda County Fair near the San Francisco Bay for a cutting-edge culinary competition. Phil Delahoyde's "Captain's Chicken Sandwich" combines kids'-cereal-coated chicken and a spicy-sweet sauce into a top-selling fan favorite that Richie must recreate in less than 24 hours. Once he's perfected his own version, Richie will go head-to-head with the "Captain" to see whose food the fairgoers love the most.

Wednesday
Oct 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Donut Burger? Bombs Away!

Chef Richie Farina has found an over-the-top burger battle at the Sacramento County Fair in Northern California! Al and Bobbie Sensano of Al's BBQ Pit created an all-out Asian-inspired assault on the senses with their "Kanak Attack" Burger that has people lining up to try it. Richie now has just 24 hours to make his own version of their burger before going to a competition judged by fairgoers.

Monday
Nov 11
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

Deep-Fried Burger Battle

Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he's found two worthy adversaries at the biggest "carnival" in the country -- the State Fair of Texas. Brothers Brent and Juan Reaves have created a Texas-sized sensation with their "Deep-Fried Bacon Burger Dog Slider on a Stick" and now Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of their famous dish. A head-to-head cook-off is judged by real fairgoers and they decide whose burger is really better.

Monday
Nov 11
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

It's Nacho Business, Dude

Fearless Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition, and he finds it at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Nate Janousek of Texas Steak Out and his deep-fried carnival twist on nachos supreme. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Nate's insane nachos before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Monday
Nov 11
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 8

Frozen Treat Tag -- You're It!

Chef Richie Farina has found a dessert titan near the San Francisco Bay! Matt Holguin of Fabe's Churros and Gelato has taken over the Alameda County Fair with his Bacon Caramel Gelato Milkshake and now Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own spin on that refreshing concoction. He'll then face a head-to-head cook-off where actual fairgoers will determine whose dessert is the best.

Monday
Nov 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Duck, Duck...Sliders

Michelin-starred Chef Richie Farina hits the road in search of innovative culinary competitions, and he's found one at the Pima County Fair outside Tucson, Arizona. He takes on Dominic Palmieri's Duck Sliders with Flaming Hot Cheetos and Caramel Apple Slaw. Richie has just 24 hours to come up with his own version of Dominic's crazy concoction before a head-to-head cook-off, judged by fairgoers, decides the winner.

Monday
Nov 11
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

What Came First, the Burger ... or the Egg?

Fearlessly innovative Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is rolling the dice at the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada! Robert Magsalin's Fukuburger Food Truck was voted the Best in Las Vegas and his fried egg "Tomago Burger" is tearing up the food scene in Sin City. Now, Richie has 24 hours to come up with his own version of Robert's big-time burger before a head-to-head cook-off where the fairgoers decide on a winner.

Monday
Nov 11
9:30am | 8:30c

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