RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Reno chef-owner and restauranteur Mark Estee won Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network, bringing home $10,500 for three nonprofit organizations.
Estee will split winnings equally and distribute among the Northern Nevada Food Bank, the Green House Project and Urban Roots.
“I competed for Reno and am thrilled this platform provided an opportunity to support causes I believe in,” Estee said. “I see these organizations working tirelessly in our community and can attest to the positive impact they have had.”
The show titled “Marshmallow Madness” airs Sunday, June 22. Three rounds of challenges included a Red Light Special where chefs incorporated marshmallows into their hearty lunch, Guys Grocery List where chefs created a taco night, and a last round where the final two chefs created a family favorite out of One Ingredient Per Aisle. Estee’s mouthwatering (and risky) lamb dish paired perfectly with his speedy shopping skills, making him a competition standout.
This is the second time in four years Estee has appeared on a Guy Fieri show, both of which aired on Food Network. Estee and Fieri first met when Estee’s Burger Me! was featured on Diners Drive-In’s and Dives. Later, Fieri ranked the Italian Stallion burger among the top 10 in the country.