Local chef to appear on Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters

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Chef Prieto will appear on Food Network's Chapped Grill Masters.

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Head Fire Maker Christopher Prieto of Prime Barbecue is excited to announce that he will be appearing on Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters, with the first episode of the show airing July 31. 

Each chef competing is representing their region's barbecue style to battle it out for the $50,000 grand prize. 

Prieto is the owner and head fire maker of Prime Barbecue, and is also a champion pitmaster, book author, barbecue judge, teacher and barbecue eating expert. After years of experience through cooking, teaching and judging, Prieto believes that he has achieved what he considers “barbecue excellence” with his signature style that fuses together elements of Texas, North Carolina and Kansas City flavors. 

Prieto is opening Prime Barbecue in Knightdale later this fall. Prime Barbecue will include both indoor and outdoor seating along with a unique bar area by the "pit room.