Sean Brock

Food Network Challenge: The Next Great Chef

Oct. 5

When we got news that McCrady’s chef Sean Brock was going to be on the Food Network’s Next Great Chef challenge, we set our DVRs weeks in advance. Pitted against three other rising-star chefs from around the country, Brock raised a few eyebrows with his cutting-edge cooking techniques. When judges took his skill to mean his food lacked soul, it hit him hard. But when they learned that all of the food Brock was using came from his own farm, judges realized what we’ve known all along. Sean Brock won the challenge and walked away with $10,000 and the title of Food Network’s Next Great Chef.