Salt Lake City chef will compete on ‘Best Baker in America’ series

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chef Adalberto Diaz Labrada, shown here at his Fillings & Emulsions Bakery in Salt Lake City, is one of eight contestants on the next season of "Best Baker in America," which premieres Sept. 27.

Salt Lake City baker Adalberto Diaz Labrada is one of eight contestants who will compete for the $25,000 grand prize on the next season of “Best Baker in America.”

The reality-show competition premieres Wednesday, Sept. 27, on Food Network. Check local listings for times.

Diaz, owner of Fillings and Emulsions, may have the edge over his competition as he was a finalist for the 2015 “Holiday Baking Championship” where he consistently impressed judges with his baking skills, a craft he learned while growing up in Cuba.

In each of the six episodes, the bakers compete in a skills challenge and a master challenge that tests their culinary know-how and their ability to work under pressure. Each week, judges send one baker home until a winner is crowned.

Diaz’s fellow competitors hail from North Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, California, Texas and Massachusetts.