Peruvian Chef Miguel Aguilar Squares Off in "Knife Fight" Finale - NBC News

Fans will be watching fearless chef Miguel Aguilar giving it his all in Tuesday's finale of Esquire TV's show "Knife Fight."

The Peruvian chef, owner of his own Brooklyn, New York-based restaurantSurfish Bistro, has had quite the trajectory. He first arrived in New York, from his home in Lima, Peru, after competing in a surfing tournament in Hawaii in 1992. He had no money in his pocket and no formal culinary education, but fast forward to 2011 and he was competing with four of the country's best chefs and won first place in Food Network's "Chopped." Now, four years later, he's in the spotlight again.