Tara Beam of Great Falls is preparing for a stint in the limelight as her appearance on a Food Network game show approaches.
Beam will appear as a contestant on the TV show "Guy's Grocery Games" on May 28th.
She taped the episode several months ago, but is forbidden from revealing any details about her appearance, such as whether or not she won, until the episode airs.
The program is hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and requires contestants to create meals according to the rules of one of more than two dozen "games."
The show website explains the premise:
Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills, grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are hit by real-world challenges like finding workarounds when all the essential ingredients are suddenly "out-of-stock" or having to create a masterpiece when you can only cook with "5 items or less" or on a $10 budget. In the end, the food does the talking, as the last chef standing has the chance to make some serious dough!
Beam is no stranger to kitchens, cooking, and shopping; she and her husband Jason own the Roadhouse Diner in Great Falls, and specialize in offering unique takes on traditional burgers - which could give her an advantage.
The episode she appears on is titled "All Burgers 2," and the description on the Food Network site says:
Four burger masters are ready to see how they stack up against each other in a contest worth up to $20,000. First, the chefs must shop for the ingredients for an over-the-top burger using an underwhelming, tiny bag. Next, the chefs make their take on a classic burger without any of the classic ingredients. Then, when one of the finalists falls by the wayside, the judges are forced to hustle their buns and compete in a surprise burger finale.
The episode is scheduled to air on the Food Network on Sunday, May 28th, at 6 p.m. (Montana time).