A Shreveport firefighter will appear on this Sunday’s episode of Guy’s Grocery Games, which will air on Food Network at 7 p.m. Mark Myers, Jr. cooks for private parties and does meal preparation for clients, all while laying his life on the line as a fireman. Myers says on this “American Heroes” episode, he faces off against a police officer, EMT, and military veteran.
“It is a challenging thing to do in 30 minutes. Right on the spot, 30 minutes to cook a full meal. It was very challenging but really exciting to do it as well.”
The 30-year-old has been a fireman for 10 years and says he’s always had a passion for spending time in the kitchen. Myers says the competition involves running through a grocery store, picking out ingredients and cooking a meal all within 30 minutes. He says Guy also includes an added challenge.
“Just can’t go cook me a chicken dish, they may say cook me a chicken dish under $15, they’ll throw a twist in every round.”
Myers says he’s a self-taught chef through trial and error and learning from YouTube videos. He says he started his catering company, Remarkable Foods, all through encouragement from friends a little over year ago.
“We were at the fire station, one of my good friends here, he was like just start you a business and I thought what’s the worst that could happen? So I did it and sure enough it just took off like wildfire.”
(photo courtesy of Mark Myers' Facebook page)