Cutthroat Kitchen

Douglasville's Chef Elliott Farmer will appear on Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen" on June 14.

Special to the Sentinel

Just how far will local Chef Elliott Farmer go to win a cooking competition?

Reality cooking show fans will find out at 10 p.m. on June 14 when Farmer appears on Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen."

According to Food Network's website, Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs $25,000 each and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors.

"Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition," the website reads. "With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish."

This isn't the first time Farmer has participated in a reality cooking show. In 2013, he made it to the second round on ABC's The Taste. He described his experience on Cutthroat Kitchen as "fantastic."

"They certainly treat you with the utmost respect as if you are the celebrity chef of your craft," Farmer said. "They totally respect your craft."

It also wasn't the first time that he met the show's host Alton Brown, who lives in Georgia.

"That wasn't my first time meeting him," Farmer said. "That was my first time working that close with him and I would definitely welcome the opportunity again."

Farmer, a traveling chef who caters primarily to corporate and celebrity clients, established Farmer's Kitchen in 2002. He later renamed it Farmer's Gourmet Catering in 2008. In 2013, he launched Chef Elliott's Enterprise, Inc.

Farmer isn't allowed to discuss the details of his episode until after it airs, but he is hosting a viewing party at the city of Douglasville's Pubic Safety and Municipal Court event hall at 2083 Fairburn Rd. The party will feature door prizes, food and music provided by Councilman Samuel Davis, who is also a deejay.

"A lot of celebrities have already RSVP'd — friends of mine who will be in the house," Farmer said. "There will be vendors out and there is a cut-off. We can only have a certain amount of people there so if you're wanting to come, you must RSVP."

Those wanting to attend can RSVP at Farmer encourages people to watch the show and follow him on social media. Farmer is on Twitter @ChefElliott.

"We're going to be tweeting live," he said. "We're trying to actually get a live remote of the viewing party."

Those who attend the viewing party are asked to provide a $10 donation. A portion of the proceeds will go to Feeding America's Hungry Children.

For more information about Farmer, visit

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