Local grill man named a top steak master

Local grill man named a top steak master

North Haven LongHorn Steakhouse Grill Master Christopher Bowman was recently named one of the top steak masters in the country.

Bowman took home the regional win after competing in the Steak Master Series, a culinary competition where LongHorn Steakhouse’s grilling experts are put to the test.

Bowman is one of 60 team members from across the country to achieve this distinction, out of the more than 5,000 who were invited to participate in the competition.

“Every LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant in the country has a team of certified Grill Masters who are specially trained in the art of grilling,” said Thomas Hall, executive vice president of operations at LongHorn Steakhouse. “We’re all about quality, and Chris has proved day in and day out that he is passionate about serving great quality steaks to our guests. That passion and expertise really came to life during the competition.”

Bowman, an East Haven native who has worked at LongHorn for 10 years, says his favorite parts of the job are the people and the atmosphere.

This year’s Steak Master Series competition began at the restaurant level, where grill cooks across more than 510 LongHorn locations competed to move on to the regional round.

Following the semifinals, the top seven contenders advance to the finals at LongHorn’s headquarters in Orlando.