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Dallas vegan chef to compete on Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Chef Troy Gardner, founder of TLC Vegan Cafe in Richardson, will appear on Food Network in an episode of Beat Bobby Flay, where he'll compete in a contest to achieve vegan victory.
According to a release, the episode airs on Thursday, May 25, at 8 pm.
Gardner has earned awards and local acclaim for his vegan trailblazing, from doing vegan hot dogs to opening V-Eats at Trinity Groves to running a vegan ghost concept at Revolving Ghost Kitchen.
TLC Vegan Kitchen was voted D Magazine’s Best Vegan restaurant and won CultureMap's Tastemaker Award in 2021 for Best Ghost Kitchen.
This will be his debut on Beat Bobby Flay, but he's no stranger to Food Network. His first appearance was in 2018, when he was featured on Guy’s Grocery Games, in the episode called “Clash of the Vegetarians” where he competed against three other veggie chefs; he was runner-up.
In the Bobby Flay episode, comedian Nikki Glaser and Chef Michael Voltaggio will attempt to bring contenders Troy Gardner and Rachel Klein to a vegan victory over Bobby. Judges will be Nikki Dinki, Rich Landau, and Chris Cheung.
Gardner is hosting a watch party at TLC Vegan Cafe, at 1930 N Coit Rd. #140, Richardson. It'll start with a dinner at 7 pm (reservations required), in which fans and diners can enjoy special dishes before the show airs at 8 pm.