jay ducote beat bobby flay

Baton Rouge chef Jay Ducote piles on the crawfish near the end of last night's 'Beat Bobby Flay.' 

Baton Rouge chef and "Food Network Star" alum Jay Ducote returns to FN at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Ducote and former "Star" castmate Alex McCoy will compete against each other for the chance to square off in the kitchen against star chef Bobby Flay on his eponymously-named series "Beat Bobby Flay."

The episode was originally set to air Thursday, July 25.

The viewing party kicks off at 7 p.m. at White Star Market, 4624 Government St., Baton Rouge, Ducote said. The market is home to Ducote's Gov't Taco.

Ducote was runner-up on the 11th season of "Food Network Star" in 2015, and a pilot for his show "Deep Fried America" aired on Travel Channel in 2016.

For more info on "Beat Bobby Flay," go to https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/beat-bobby-flay.

Email Judy Bergeron at jbergeron@theadvocate.com.