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Leicester Chef Jay Powell to compete on Food stuff Network’s ‘Supermarket Stakeout’

By Barbara M. Houle

Chef Jay Powell hosted the 2020 Worcester's Best Chef competition in January at Mechanics Hall.

Jay Powell of Rochdale, chef/owner of JP’s Twisted BBQ, is among the chef competition showing up on Period 3 of Food items Network’s Television strike primetime collection “Supermarket Stakeout” which begins at 10 p.m. Dec. 29.

The speedy-paced outdoor cooking fight, with host Alex Guarnaschelli, was filmed in Oct in a pop-up kitchen area outside a grocery retail store in Los Angeles, in accordance to Powell, who mentioned temperatures in the parking lot ended up in the high 90s and reached about 105 levels at the chefs’ cooking stations.

Powell is an award-successful chef who has competed in other Food items Community exhibits, which include “Cooks Vs Disadvantages.” He is aware how to consider the heat, kick it up a notch and enjoys the creative imagination of cooking and the adrenaline rush that comes with competing.