The Truth About Douglas Walls From Guy's Chance Of A Lifetime

The end of the first episode of "Guy's Chance of a Lifetime" must have been a relief for the seven contestants competing to win a Chicken Guy! franchise as none of them were eliminated. On the debut episode, the competitors were challenged to get familiar with the chain's menu and use that knowledge to take care of a large line of customers (per Food Network). 

One competitor, Douglas Walls, is familiar with the stress of working in a busy kitchen. According to his contestant bio on the Food Network, Walls has been working as a chef for over a decade. Most of that time spent in the kitchen was enjoyable for the Type-A personality chef — until recently. Not only was the establishment Walls was working in shut down due to a fire, but it was also closed a second time due to the pandemic. These setbacks put a damper on his dream of opening his own restaurant.  

While the past few years have been challenging professionally and personally, Walls has not been deterred from going after his dreams, which include making a name for himself.

Douglas Walls is TV-ready

Fans of "Cutthroat Kitchen" may recognize Douglas Walls, as per Mountain Xpress, the chef participated in an episode of the Alton Brown-hosted Food Network competition titled, "The Pesto Times, The Worst of Times." For Walls, it was an incredible experience. "It was the most extreme, exciting and liberating experience of my life," he said, adding "I will never forget the adrenaline I felt being on the set. I loved that limelight." 

The small screen seems to love Walls, too. According to the Citizen-Times, after his first TV appearance, he landed on Alex Guarnaschelli's "Supermarket Stakeout" and he was invited back to "Cutthroat Kitchen."

"I'm trying to build a name and a brand, and being on TV helps build a footprint," Walls told the Citizen-Times. Only time will tell if Walls' reality show competition experience will give the charismatic chef an edge over other "Guy's Chance of a Lifetime" competitors. Perhaps he will be the last chef standing and take home a set of keys to a Chicken Guy! franchise.