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Antonia Lofaso anchors Food Network’s “Beachside Brawl”

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Food Network is reigniting the East Coast vs. West Coast grudge match with a new seaside-themed culinary competition hosted by celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso (Top Chef, Cutthroat ...
May 13, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Food Network is reigniting the East Coast vs. West Coast grudge match with a new seaside-themed culinary competition hosted by celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso (Top Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen).

Premiering on the Food Network and Discovery+ on June 19, Beachside Brawl pits a team of professional chefs from the East Coast against a rival team of their counterparts from the West in a six-week competition to determine which coast can boast the most delicious summertime dishes, ranging from casual beach bites to elaborate, mega-yacht-worthy fine dining.

Boston-based chef Tiffani Faison will captain and cook alongside the East Coast squad, while L.A.-born Brooke Williamson — who Faison bested on the season three finale of the Food Network’s Tournament of Champions — will do the same for the West’s team. On each episode, Lofaso (pictured) and a rotating guest judge will sample the teams’ offerings, until finally one team member will be crowned the winner and receive the grand prize of a beach getaway valued at US$25,000.

Confirmed guest judges for the series include Stephanie Boswell, Noah Cappe, Tim Hollingsworth, Rashida Holmes, Sabin Lomac, Jeremy McBryde and Ben Robinson.

Beachside Brawl is produced by Knuckle Sandwich and Lando Entertainment for Food Network and Discovery+.

Photo by Jeremiah Alley, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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