The host helps a chocolatier and a costume designer create a chocolate dress for a New York City fashion show. Then he heads to San Diego to learn how to make healthy dog food, inspired by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Adam Gertler visits Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas, to learn what it takes to be a pit master. Then he trains with champion competitive eaters in New York City before entering a pizza-eating contest.
The host gets into character while visiting Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum in Massachusetts. He prepares a traditional 19th-century meal that requires him to milk cows, chop wood and churn butter. Later, he heads to Las Vegas and works as a "wine angel" in Aureole Restaurant.
"Next Food Network Star" runner-up Adam Gertler hits the waters off Maine to learn the job of a lobsterman in the opener of the series that finds the chowhound trying out various food-related jobs across the country. And later, he heads to Southern California and attempts harvest honey from beehives.