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Overland Park’s Bill Pikus takes on whole bass in cooking show challenge

Bill Pikus of Overland Park was one of three contestants in a recent LiveWell Network “Home Chef Showdown” episode.
Bill Pikus of Overland Park was one of three contestants in a recent LiveWell Network “Home Chef Showdown” episode.

Recently, Bill Pikus of Overland Park appeared on an episode of LiveWell Network’s “Home Chef Showdown.”

The show pit Pikus against two other home chefs in a summer grill challenge. The show was actually taped in April in Palo Alto, Calif.

In Kansas City, you may know Pikus, who owns an insurance agency, as the creator of Grill Side Barbecue Sauces. The former sportscaster also has entered barbecue contests and his sauces have won ribbons, including second place in the 2012 American Royal Tomato Hot Sauce category.

In addition, Pikus is the spokesman and trade show chef for Wilton Armetale Gourmet Grillware, a handcrafted collection of grill-to-table platters and vessels.

In the LiveWell challenge, Pikus ended up with a whole black bass — head intact. It was the “one thing I didn’t want to encounter,” he said.

Follow this link to watch the full episode.

Read more about Pikus and his analysis of how he did on the show in this 913 story.

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