Jason Talcott, executive chef of the Ogden Golf & Country Club will be competing on the Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” on for Dec. 15, 9 p.m. Eastern time (likely 6 p.m. in Utah, check local listings to be sure.)
Although Talcott can’t tell us who won, he said it was fun, and he would do it again if he had the chance.
The episode, titled, “Veterans Holiday Showdown” features four military veterans to represent each branch of service: Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy. The vets will make their best family holiday meal with a must-use ingredient. In the next round, they make their hometown favorite. In the final round, the vets must shop for their five-star dinners without their carts. The winning vet earns shopping spree for themselves and their chosen USO center worth up to $40,000.
Talcott’s cooking career includes time as the Utah National Guard foods director. He has also served in Iraq and at the Pentagon, where he was executive chef to Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and William Cohen.