Chef John Sugimura is the latest Minnesotan to be a contestant on a Food Network competition show. Chef Sugimura is heading to Flavor Town Market to compete on Guy's Grocery Games on August 7th, 2019!

Currently a chef at PinKU Japanese Street Food in Minneapolis, his Instagram describes him as:

3rd generation Japanese-American and 2nd generation chef celebrating and guarding often-overlooked nuances and practices of Japanese cuisine.

His episode of Guy's Grocery games will be all-Asian food, and the judging panel is made up of Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner, and Jet Tila, all regulars on the show. The new episode airs on the Food Network on August 7th at 8 p.m.


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#eatfellowhumans aka #foodnetworkstarseason8 Justin Warner this moment is ingrained in my head...the stare...the commentary. Thanks to you and your fellow judges Next Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira (@aartipaartipics) and Food Network Jet Tila (@jettila). . Can’t wait to see it play out. Good fun. . August 7 at 8 p.m. #foodnetwork to air the ultimate Asian food showdown on Guy’s Grocery Games with chef @johnsugimura! . Get a preview and the dish 10 am, Monday, August 5 on @jasonshowtv #fox #kmsp #channel9 with @jasonmatheson. . @guys_grocery_games @pinkujapanese #foodnetwork #foodnetworkstar #foodnetworkfaves #foodnetworkasia #japanesefood #rootscooking @wedge_linden_hills_coop #sushi #worldfood #eatingfreely #goodeats #realfood #feedyoursoul #eatingfortheinsta #food #delish #eeeeeats #foodgasm #forkyeah #instafood #eater #lovefood __________________________________ #Repost @eatfellowhumans with @get_repost ・・・ Why am I *not* shocked? All-new all-Asian food @guyfieri #GroceryGames this Wednesday on @foodnetwork. Couldn't be surrounded by cooler people, total honor to be on this panel of judges.

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Check out a sneak peak of a dish he made on the episode!

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