Chef Travis Masar was born and raised in Southeast Colorado where his exposure to food was mainly through his family and upbringing. Growing up in Colorado, he gained experience hunting wild game such as elk, deer, and antelope and he honed his craft by helping his family butcher whole pigs and beef. He has traveled and cooked all over the world including Alaska, Wales, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Czech Republic, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Over the last five years, Travis has focused on traditional Asian cuisine and says the food he cooks represents grandmothers all over the world.
The Latest from Travis
After the Knife: Travis
Does Captain Vietnam regret his biscuits?
Home Sweet Home -- The Dishes
Ep 10: See pics of the meals that reminded the chefs of home, and hopefully impressed New Orleans native Anthony Mackie.
The Chefs Make "Home-Cooked" Meals
Ep 10:The cheftestants dig deep cooking something personal that reminds them of home, as they serve for Leah Chase and Anthony Mackie.
The Chefs Go To War!
Ep 9: Restaurant wars has arrived and the two teams have only 24 hours to build their restaurant and menu.
Restaurant Wars NOLA - The Dishes
Ep 9: Flip through photos of the dishes David Chang, Danny Meyer, and the rest of the judges sampled at Found and Fin.
The Chefs Pig Out
Ep 8: Things get hot with guest judge Dr. John, while the cheftestants slice up a 300-pound hog.
All That Jazz
Ep 7: With Musician Kermit Ruffins as a guest judge, the cheftestants are challenged to prepare potluck meals in teams.