New Orleans-born TV personality and chef, David Guas, is widely familiar from his frequent appearances on "The Today Show," “The Talk,” “Food Network,”
“CBS This Morning: The Dish,” and his role as host and co-judge of Travel Channel’s summer competition series, "American Grilled." Consistently, Guas appears on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior” as a co-celebrity judge. With no battle for attention, Guas has garnered national praise in publications like Food & Wine, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Saveur, and Bon Appétit for showcasing the soul of the South in his sinfully delicious, Louisiana-style favorites and signature desserts at his neighborhood spot in Arlington, Virginia. Guas has completed two cookbooks – his first, Dam Good Sweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style [Taunton Press], was a James Beard Award Cookbook finalist and named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Dessert Cookbooks; and his second was with Oxmoor House, Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill like a Pro. This hunting, fishing, Harley-riding chef, and father of two sons, is a long-term member of Southern Foodways Alliance; Slow Food USA; Share Our Strength; Chefs for Equality; Real Food for Kids; U.S. State Department and the James Beard Foundation's Culinary Diplomacy Initiative; a former spokesperson for the National Honey Board; and a former board member of Best Buddies in Virginia. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is the recent recipient of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Best Business Award for Retail Small Business of the Year.
1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22201