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Second Season of ‘Chef Swap at The Beach’ to Air on Cooking Channel in Spring 2024

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
Chef Swap 2nd Season Judges with signs

National TV personality and local restauranteur Mason Zeglen to host new season, showcasing incredible, local culinary talent along Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Following the stellar success of “Chef Swap at The Beach” season one, Visit Myrtle Beach, in partnership with The WorkShop Content Studios, are excited to announce a second season of the hit TV show will air on the Cooking Channel this coming spring 2024.

“Season one of ‘Chef Swap at The Beach’ showcased some of the culinary talents found here along the Grand Strand. It was inspiring to see our community unite behind the featured chefs. We’re eager to watch the vibrant energy of season two captivate viewers from across the country,” said Karen Riordan, president and CEO, Visit Myrtle Beach.

Local Chef Mason Zeglen, owner of Milk & Honey Coffee Café in Surfside Beach, S.C., will host this season of “Chef Swap.” His knowledge of the region brings an insightful, genuine perspective to each episode while his previous appearances on TV shows like “Guy’s Grocery Games” and Dan Levy’s “The Big Brunch” provides a refined, on-screen presence.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen to host the second season of ‘Chef Swap,’” Zeglen said. “There’s an abundance of culinary talent along the Grand Strand and this series not only showcases the incredible stories of our local chefs, but shines a light on the unique flavors of our region.”

Seven episodes feature a total of 14 local chefs. Veteran judges Johanna Wilson Jones and Dylan Foster return for a second season to join Zeglen in selecting the winning chef and dish of each episode.

In addition to a new host, there are several additional changes that viewers can expect from the upcoming season, including a special “catch and cook” episode that will showcase fresh, local seafood and the use of additional local ingredients.

Visit for more information about the new season.

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About Chef Swap at The Beach:
“Chef Swap at The Beach,” now in production for its second season, is a cooking competition TV series airing on the Cooking Channel. Produced by Visit Myrtle Beach and The WorkShop Content Studios, the show highlights the culinary talents of chefs throughout the Myrtle Beach area. During each episode, Chef Mason Zeglen takes two chefs out of their resident kitchens and swaps them into each other’s restaurant to prepare a new dish for the evaluation of judges. Chefs are unaware of the dish they’ll have to prepare, but are able to take their favorite ingredient with them.

About Visit Myrtle Beach:

Visit Myrtle Beach is the destination marketing arm of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, which serves 14 communities that stretch 60 miles along the northeast coast of South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. Visit Myrtle Beach promotes tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the region, popularly known as the Grand Strand and the “Golf Capital of the World.” Along with world-class golf and over 90 golf courses, Myrtle Beach offers fresh coastal Carolina cuisine, vibrant entertainment and family attractions, shopping and more. For more information, go to

About The WorkShop Content Studios:

Formed in 2007 The WorkShop Content Studios has grown to become a prominent, vertically integrated company serving clients from the creative development stages of a project through final production. The company has had great success in structuring compelling stories and bringing them to life on the screen for platforms and networks ranging from Amazon, Netflix, PBS and TLC, to name a few. In addition to working with the major television networks the company’s productions span virtually all of today’s established and emerging platforms – ranging from linear to digital - with the goal being to entertain, inform and inspire the largest audience possible.