THE GRILL DADS are Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, also known as Mark and Fey. Best friends for more than 20 years, the two worked by day as advertising executives when they started cooking together for dinner parties and casual barbecues. As the hungry crowds grew, Mark and Fey were able to turn their passion for making crave-worthy weekend eats into appearances as guest executive chefs planning sold-out pop-up menus at Los Angeles restaurants.
Mark and Fey were recently featured on Food Network’s Guys Big Project, an original competition reality series created and hosted by Guy Fieri, where contestants brought their own personal culinary styles to a food travelogue format. With their quirky and lovable charm and intrinsic food knowledge, Mark and Fey were named one of two winners to launch their own Food Network series. Leaning into their roles as fathers to young children (Zoe and Arthur), Mark and Fey became known as the Grill Dads. And the Grill Dads Outrageous, Super Awesome, Totally Tasty Food Extravaganza Show was born.
Featuring some of the most mouth-watering, outrageous and contemporary food in America, The Grill Dads series offers a comedic take on the restaurant road trip. It’s an irreverent, unexpected and delicious delight, kind of like Mark and Fey.