CANTON, GA (September 27, 2023) – Red White and Blue BBQ announces Guest Chef from Food Network is coming to the event on October 27 and 28. You may have seen him on Food Network’s BBQ Brawl.

Chef Brian Duffy, who has appeared on several Food Network shows to include BBQ Brawl, will be coming to the Red White and Blue BBQ to be held in Canton on Saturday, October 28, at the Canton American Legion as part of the program.

This award-winning BBQ pitmaster will be providing his talents as food critic and judge for the mystery food cook-off, pitting amateur and professional BBQ’r on Friday night as part of the RWB Cornhole competition. He will be back as judge again on Saturday, October 28, for the main BBQ event and will host a cooking demonstration open to the public as part of the Saturday events.

Jim Lindenmayer, who is heading up the event, stated that he is very pleased that Food Network and Brian reached out to them to come to the event: “Canton is a great place for BBQ and for other local foods and we look forward to having someone of his stature coming to our event.”

The cooking demonstration is being worked out at this time with more information to come about the time and topics of the event shortly. Updated information will be posted on the Red White and Blue BBQ Facebook page and other social media. There will be no charge for this event, but space will be limited.

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In addition to having Chef Brian at the event, Stout’s Growlers, a Veteran-owned local Canton business, has worked with Service Brewing, another Veteran-owned brewery from Savannah, Georgia, to be able to provide their line of beers at this event. For more information on Service Brewing, please go to

All proceeds from this charity event will go to funding programs in Cherokee and Pickens Counties supporting Veteran mental health awareness and suicide prevention. More than 22 Veterans a day commit suicide nationally.

About Chef Brian Duffy

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Culinary school may have taught him technique, but it was those Sunday nights cooking with his family where he developed his passion.

After graduation, Chef Duffy worked under James Beard award-winning Chef Jean Marie LaCroix at The Four Seasons in Philadelphia. From there, he partnered in opening restaurants for employers & even a few of his own (CBD and his Consulting firm DEG have been involved in over 100 restaurant & venue openings). It was during this time that Duffy began to travel and create the experiences that would shape the next stages and steps in his career and life.

Duffy is perhaps most recognized from his abundant television appearances on the wildly popular Spike TV series Bar Rescue, where he tours the country (sometimes on his Harley) reforming failing bars and restaurants with his “tell it like it is” style. His most recent show, Opening Night, follows Chef Duffy through his seven-day process of opening a restaurant and the roadblocks that come along the way. Duffy made his national on-camera debut over seventeen years ago on the Food Network and has appeared on countless networks and streaming platforms.

Currently Duffy has collaborated with Ugly Brother Studios (Duffy Brothers) to launch the highly-anticipated “World Chef & Yum Crunch” platforms, an interactive portal for foodies that pair the world’s best chefs with an interactive platform & shoppable celebrity chef content. Chef, having his hands in multiple levels of business, is also the creator and host of Duffified Live, a talking and travel show with an over-the-top approach to eating, drinking, and experiences. His current love of BBQ and travel have exploded after winning the coveted “Barn Smoker” event in Dallas, Texas, during the summer of ’22 and his most recent appearances on the Food Network’s BBQ Brawl have him as a fan favorite.

Event Details

Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28

American Legion Post 45
160 McClure Street
Canton, Georgia

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