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LongHorn Steakhouse’s Steak Master Series: Michael Coates Named Division’s No. 1 Steak Master

Denver resident Michael Coates is a finalist for LongHorn Steakhouse’s Steak Master Series, an epic culinary competition where the restaurant’s top-performing grill experts vie for the coveted title of Steak Master. Coates is one of seven division winners selected this year from nearly 5,000 culinary professionals, making this a truly prestigious honor.

Coates, a culinary team member at the LongHorn Steakhouse at 100 E. 120th Ave. in Northglenn, will advance to the final round taking place at the restaurant’s headquarters in Orlando, Fla., to compete in front of top executives for a chane to win the $10,000 grand prize.

“This recognition is a well-deserved testament to Michael’s grilling expertise” said Paul Livrieri, executive vice president of operations at LongHorn Steakhouse. “All of us at LongHorn share his passion for serving outstanding food and perfectly grilled steaks.”

Coates has worked at LongHorn for more than five years. His culinary expertise and on-the-job training make him an expert on all things steak.

The second annual Steak Masters Series, which awards cash prizes totaling more than $200,000, celebrates LongHorn’s commitment to craftsmanship on the grill and challenges participants to continuously strive for excellence.

This year’s competition began on the restaurant level, as culinary team members were invited to participate in written tests and grill offs. All 490 LongHorn locations selected 59 winners at the regional round. The seven finalists will compete to become the Steak Master Series Champion on June 29 in Orlando, Fla.

For more information about LongHorn Steakhouse, or to find a nearby restaurant, visit

About LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse is known for fresh, boldly seasoned and expertly grilled steaks- like the signature bone-in Outlaw Ribeye- all served in a relaxed, warm atmosphere inspired by a rancher’s home. LonHorn has 490 restaurants across 40 states and is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others in the community. As part of this commitment, LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants have donated nearly 17 million pounds of food to local non-profit organizations across the country. For more information and to find a location near you, visit Fans can also follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @LongHornSteaks.

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