Fayetteville restauranteur to appear on new Food Network show

Chef Maudie Schmitt of Cafe Rue Orleans / Courtesy

A Fayetteville restauranteur will make her national television debut this month.

Cafe Rue Orleans chef and co-owner Maudie Schmitt is set to appear on the premier episode of a new Food Network show called Supermarket Stakeout, which will debut at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The show is hosted by Iron Chef and Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli.

Each episode begins outside a local supermarket where four competing chefs begin with a budget of $500.

In round one, the chefs approach unsuspecting shoppers who are leaving the store. The chefs negotiate with the shoppers to purchase their shopping bags without knowing what’s inside. They must then create a dish in a pop-up kitchen outside the store for a rotating panel of judges to sample.

In round two, the competitors may only purchase groceries from a single shopper, but may look through the bags before negotiating the price.

In the final round, the chefs may purchase five ingredients total, but can approach as many shoppers as it takes to get what they need.

After each themed cooking round, the least successful chef is eliminated, leaving two competitors who’ll face off for a $10,000 prize in the final round.

For a bit more info about the show, visit foodnetwork.com.

Chef Maudie Schmitt (second from left) will compete in a new Food Network Show next week.

Courtesy, Alex Guarnaschelli / The Food Network