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Park City restaurant owner and culinary instructor, Houman Gohary, will attempt to "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Thursday, Dec. 17. episode of the Food Network competition show. Check local listings for times.

In the preliminary round, Gohary, the chef and owner of Good Karma restaurant and a director for the Park City Culinary Institute, will compete against Las Vegas titan, Alex Stratta. Labeled the "Italian Scallion" during a run on the now-defunct television show "Iron Chef USA," Stratta is the executive chef and owner of "Tapas by Alex Stratta." The two will create a dish using a secret ingredient of Flay's choice.

Comedian Judy Gold and "The Kitchen" co-host Katie Lee will determine which of the two chefs has the skills to move to the final round and take-down with culinary superstar Flay. In the finals, Flay must try to make a more impressive version of the challenger's signature dish.

Gohary is no stranger to food television. He has been a consultant for Food Network, scouting culinary talent for its programming and has made guest appearances on NBC's "Today Show" and the Discovery Network. Prior to opening Good Karma, an Indo/Persian restaurant, he was the international culinary trainer for the Ritz Carlton chain of hotels in Osaka, Shanghai, Barcelona and Dubai.

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