© 2019 Decatur Chamber of Commerce Eighter Food Truck Challenge

MEET THE JUDGES

Cowboy Chef Newton

Cowboy Chef Newton is the real deal, Texas born and raised. This cattle rancher featured as “Newton”, the Cowboy Chef on MasterChef Season 8, is not your average cowboy - he has a passion for food and spends his days tending the ranch and coming up with new twists on typical Texas Chow, elevating it to his own Texas Cowboy Cuisine.

Some see Newton’s Cowboy nature and Texas drawl and think he doesn’t know food, but don’t underestimate him. He’s worked "the front of the house" with such Celebrity Owners and Chefs as Tony Vallone, Jack Baum, and Stephan Pyles, where that famous drawl has drawn folks into places like The Mansion at Turtle Creek, La Griglia, Sam’s Café, Hampton’s, Gershwin’s, Houston's, 8.0 and Richardson’s.

Zack Wood

Zack was born and raised in California. He has worked at the Harris Ranch, Emeril's and Rough Creek Lodge. 

Jordan Walker

Jordan is a Decatur Native. Currently, he is the Executive Sous Chef at The Ranch at Las Colinas. Jordan has worked at some of the greatest places to eat in Dallas and Ft Worth including:

  • Reatta Restaurant

  • Wild Mushroom Steakhouse

  • Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Queenies Steakhouse

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