Celebrity chef brings more national awareness to PKD on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games

Michael PsilakisFamed chef and PKD Foundation friend Michael Psilakis is back at it.

Michael – who recently competed in Food Network’s Chopped All-Stars and came close to winning cash for the PKD Foundation – returns to the network this fall for another chance to earn some serious dough and raise awareness for his charity of choice.

On Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars, Michael will compete in an episode where host Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the grocery store aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills, grocery store cooking competition. In this episode – All-Stars in the Aisles – Guy challenges the chefs to make an upscale dinner using frozen and canned foods; prepare brunch in a multi grocery store cart swap game; and create a dish using one ingredient in two different ways.

Michael was inspired to compete for PKD Foundation after watching his father struggle with kidney disease and ultimately pass away from complications from his PKD. “If I can raise awareness and tell the story of PKD on television, I will do it. I want to engage the viewers and reach those affected by PKD,” Michael said.

Michael is the executive chef and owner of seven New York restaurants. In the short time he’s been on the culinary scene he’s acquired many of the world’s highest honors, including Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and Bon Appetit’s Chef of the Year distinctions.

Tune into Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Eastern on Food Network to cheer on Michael. For more on Michael, visit michaelpsilakis.com.