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Shipyard Chef on Cutthroat Kitchen

We are proud to announce that general manager and chef of the Shipyard Brew Pub, Shipyard Commissary Kitchen, and Regatta Room, David Squillante, will be one of four guest chefs competing on the next episode of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.

Cutthroat Kitchen is not your typical cooking show – each contestant must not only outcook their opponents but also outwit them. In the competition show hosted by Alton Brown, each contestant is given $25,000 to spend at auctions where they can purchase opportunities to sabotage one another. The chef left standing after three rounds of elimination wins and keeps whatever money he or she has not spent on auction items.

David brings a diverse mix of culinary experience to the show. With a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales, he spent nearly a year in the kitchen at the prestigious Hunter’s Country House in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa and has worked in such positions as chef for the World Cup in Germany, the Grand Prix in Manama Bahrain, the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island and executive chef for the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Clearwater, Florida.

Squillante, a native of Bristol, Rhode Island has been a part of the Shipyard and Sea Dog family of restaurants since 2011. His passion for cooking was instilled at an early age as he learned family traditions from his Italian and Portuguese grandparents who gave him the unique opportunity to appreciate and create fresh meals with ingredients from his family’s vegetable garden.

Squillante’s episode, called Superhero Sabotage: The Age of Alton, airs Wednesday, August 10 at 9|8c on the Food Network. The Food Network’s teaser reads, “In a special superhero episode, three chefs have to dress up as Cutthroat Kitchen superheroes as they make hero sandwiches. Then, one chef flies through the kitchen as he makes a gyro. Finally, one chef makes their superfood dessert on their own flaming hand.”

Next Wednesday David will be watching the show with his family in his hometown of Bristol, RI.


What: Cutthroat Kitchen – Superhero Sabotage: The Age of Alton
When: Wednesday, August 10 at 9|8c
Network: Food Network
Viewing parties: Shipyard Brew Pub Eliot – 28 Levesque Dr., Eliot Commons, Eliot, ME and Sea Dog Bangor – 26 Front St, Bangor, ME

Read more about David’s experience on, and Providence Journal