is preparing to fire up the grills May 16 for its 4th annual Steak Master Series
, an epic grilling competition with $200,000 in prizes that promises flavor, fun and more excitement than ever with two returning favorites and an extra award.
, who won the competition in 2017, is back — as is Kimberly Markley
, who was runner-up last year — for more grilling glory at Darden’s Restaurant Support Center in Orlando, FL
. They will go head to head with the other five finalists for the coveted title of Steak Master Champion and ultimate bragging rights. For the first time, each finalist can bring a guest and enjoy a paid day off after the final round concludes, enjoying all that Orlando has to offer.
Dubbed the Magnificent Seven, these grilling warriors survived months of intense rounds as more than 5,000 grill cooks from LongHorn Steakhouse’s more than 500 restaurants across the country and in Puerto Rico battled it out, with cash prizes awarded in all rounds.
Now, accompanied by their managing partners, the finalists will fight to the finish in an epic finale Thursday, May 16. The winner will take home the $10,000 grand prize. Guests and team members will be able to follow the competition in real time @LongHornSteaks on Instagram.