Jamestown Firefighter Competing In National Cook Off Contest

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM EDT

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Jamestown Firefighter Competing In National Cook Off Contest

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK, NY ( release from Buena Vista Television ) Sound the alarms! Popular morning talk show “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” is looking for great firehouse dishes to serve up this summer during LIVE’s “Coast to Coast Firehouse Cook-Off.” Every year, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” presents a weekly summer cooking segment. This year, LIVE has partnered with Bush's Grillin' Beans to give a special group of cooks their own showcase, as firefighters from all over America will have the chance to strut their culinary stuff on the show.

Regis and Kelly will announced the five contenders in the Desserts category, one of whom is Firefighter Shawn Tibbitts of Jamestown Fire Department Ladder 1 in Jamestown, NY. LIVE’s producers selected Firefighter Tibbitts as a finalist based on his recipe for “SWEDISH RICE.” After the show, viewers can log onto our website (LiveRegisandKelly.com) and vote for the recipe they'd most like to see prepared on LIVE. Voting will open at 10 a.m. ET Friday and will last until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The weekly winner will be announced on Tuesday’s show, and he or she will fly to New York to appear on "Live" and prepare the recipe on the Friday, July 9 show. (*And anyone who votes is entered to win a fabulous trip to New York City!)

You can also go to "News Links" at wkbw.com to vote.

Are you a firefighter whose recipes get rave reviews in the firehouse? Or do you know a first-class firehouse cook? Recipes can be submitted on LIVE’s website, LiveRegisAndKelly.com. Starting the week of May 17, each week up to five finalists will be announced, and LIVE’s viewers will vote on which dish they’d like to see created on the show. After the votes are counted, the weekly winning recipe will be announced, and that firefighter will fly to New York to cook the dish on LIVE. At the end of the summer, the at-home viewers will vote on the two recipes and firefighters they’d like to see face off on the show in a final end-of-summer cook-off. The winning cook will take home $10,000 and have his or her recipe published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

By going online and voting for their favorite dishes all summer long, LIVE’s viewers will have the chance to be winners as well. For every vote cast, viewers will be entered to win a trip for two to New York City, including airfare, hotel and tickets to a taping of “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.” Full details and contest rules are available online at LiveRegisandKelly.com.

Bush's Baked Beans, America's favorite brand of baked beans, is widely recognized for its lovable commercials featuring Jay Bush and his talking dog Duke, who always threatens to reveal the Secret Family Recipe. Founded in 1908, Bush Brothers & Company is based in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to its famous baked beans, Bush’s also launched Grillin’ Beans in 2008 featuring bold flavors, thick rich sauces and extra ingredients such as bell peppers and onions. Two new flavors of Grillin’ Beans were added in 2010: Black Bean Fiesta and Texas Ranchero. Today, Bush Brothers & Company remains family-owned and operated, working for the same ideals that were set forth by A.J. Bush nearly 100 years ago - ensuring the highest quality and best taste are found in their products. Bush's sells one-third of all canned beans in the U.S., making it the top bean brand in the country. For more information, visit www.bushbeans.com.

Better Homes and Gardens is America’s leading lifestyle magazine for women who have a passion for the home and the life they create there. With a circulation of 7.6 million and a readership of nearly 40 million, Better Homes and Gardens delivers smart, approachable editorial on design and individual style, decorating and gardening, food and entertaining and personal and family well-being.

We’ve asked for nominations by great firehouse chefs, and each week we’ll fly in one of the nominees to prepare the dish on our show. At the end of the summer, one winner will be named and the firefighter will take home $10,000 and their recipe will be featured in Better Homes and Gardens.

“LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” is executive produced by Michael Gelman, and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” airs in more than 200 markets across the country. The show airs weekday mornings at 9a.m. on Channel 7.