Cutthroat Kitchen Champ DJ Chef, of Long Beach, Takes on Supermarket Stakeout Next

CJ Chef
DJ Chef

DJ Chef, of Long Beach, who won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, continues his competitive cooking show stardom next month on Supermarket Stakeout, hosted by chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

DJ Chef, whose real name is Marc Weiss, is slated to appear March 9 on the reality show in which four chefs compete in three rounds to create dishes using grocery items from supermarket customers. 

“Let’s go! I’m back on #FoodNetwork #SupermarketStakeout March 9 @10pm! DVR Alert,” the chef tweeted about the show, expressing his excitement, last month.

DJ Chef has also made appearances on Food Network’s What’s Hot!, What’s Cool!, MSNBC’s Entertainment Hot List, and Discovery Channel’s Party Planner with David Tutera in the past.

DJ Chef began his career as a DJ at 15 years old and later attended culinary school in Manhattan, where he trained under top chefs such as Matthew Kenney and Bobby Flay. After catering private parties and working as a corporate chef with Sodexho-Marriott, he decided to combine his love for cooking and entertainment by preparing gourmet meals while he DJs. Now he provides “cooking party” entertainment for large-scale events like executive functions, celebrity parties and food festivals across the country.

Although he has trained in international fine dining, DJ Chef tailors his dishes for all preferences, and his catering and entertainment experience are the reasons why.

“I’m still working with all the precision it takes to make a dish but I use everyday ingredients and kind of make that creative and fun because you’re cooking for 20, 40 people,” he said in an interview with Donna Drake last year.

DJ Chef performs for several charity events on Long Island each year, including the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon at Crest Hollow Country Club and a luncheon for Northwell Health in February. Marty Lyons Foundation, which grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, is another charity he works with.

“I always had a day job and trying to support it, in the beginning was a lot of ups and downs,” the culinary entertainer previously stated. “To be doing it on my own full-time is a feat in itself.”

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