ATLANTA— Chase Davis, chef/owner of metro Atlanta’s King Kabob food truck, is vying to win big on the Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new competition reality show, “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime.” Fieri is expanding his successful restaurant empire and is searching for one talented food entrepreneur to run their own Chicken Guy! Franchise.
The 29-year-old Davis told On Common Ground News today (Dec. 31) that he is excited about being selected to compete on “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime,” which premieres on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 9|8c on Food Network. The final episode will air on Sunday, Feb. 6, when viewers will learn who wins the competion.
Davis is one of seven top candidates to participate in the most intense, high-stakes job interview they could ever dream of—becoming the owner of the newest location of the Chicken Guy! franchise. Guy was flooded with applications from candidates from around the country. The finalists selected must prove they can successfully lead every aspect of the food business–from culinary to marketing, and to front of house hospitality.
Over the course of the six, hour-long episodes, there is unexpected drama and a surprising turn of events when one of the candidates breaks under the pressure. Only one will have their destiny changed forever when they win the ultimate chance of lifetime.
“I’m excited and looking forward to the show airing. It’s the chance of a lifetime not only to compete but to give me national exposure,” said Davis, who learned about the competition from someone who suggested that he apply.
“I heard back from the show three days later. It happened so quickly that I thought it was a scam They flew me to Orlando, Florida, where they filmed the first episode,” said Davis.
Davis said the reality show competition is a pivotal point for him. He started his food truck business seven years ago and now he not only serves the public but provides catering to big names such as Amazon, Tyler Perry, The Walking Dead and many others. Davis said he won Best Food Truck Award for three consecutive years—2016-2018—in one of Atlanta’s most popular food competitions.
“I always wanted a restaurant, but I couldn’t afford the overhead so I bought a food truck,” said Davis, who decided to do kabobs because he wanted to do something different.
“If you look at the food truck industry, it’s basically a lot of the same: burgers, barbecue and seafood. So, I decided to just put everything on a stick—from chicken and waffles and grilled Philly Cheese Steak to veggie and low country seafood boil kabobs,” said Davis.
Davis offers nine meal variations including his signature, “Oh No You Didn’t!” kabob, which includes veggies, chicken or steak fried in a golden, crispy, tempura batter served over rice and drizzled with teriyaki and Yum Yum sauce.
The kabobs range from about $11 to $14, Davis said.
Davis, who grew up in Conyers, said he honed his culinary skills at the Rockdale Career Academy.
“I was in the culinary program for four years and learned a lot. I went to college from there,” said Davis, who graduated from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. and pledged Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Davis is hosting a pop-up Watch Party where customers can watch the first and second episodes of “Guy’s Chance of A Lifetime” on Sunday, Jan. 9, 1 to 9 p.m., Prep Atlanta, 3300 Marjan Drive, Atlanta.