Waconia's Marc Huebner competes on Food Network

Marc Huebner on "America's Best Cook."
Marc Huebner represents the north part of the United States on "America's Best Cook."

There's an art to putting dinner on the table every night. Yet, for most home cooks, an empty plate is the best accolade they can expect. Waconia's Marc Huebner—who regularly cooks for his 16-year-old and 13-year-old daughters, as well as his girlfriend and her two teenage children—was hoping for a little more than empty plates and a satisfied family as he geared up to compete on the Food Network's "America's Best Cook" competition.

The show premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday (April 13) on the Food Network, and Huebner is one of 16 competitors from four different regions of the country. Huebner, along with 3 other home cooks representing the North region, will compete for two spots on the team mentored by Chef Michael Symon (an Iron Chef and host on ABC's "The Chew"). Over the course of six episodes, home cooks participate in a variety of challenges to impress different celebrity chef judges and earn the $50,000 grand prize.

Huebner taped the show in December, but he can't tell us much about what happens until after the show airs—guess we'll have to tune in to find out!