The two winners in a local cookoff will jump out of the proverbial frying pan Sunday and into the firing line for contest finale showdown.

Local chefs Teddy Bryant of the traveling Lloyd Taco Truck and DJ Cook of Sample restaurant in Allentown will compete in the Nickel City Firing Line Finale after emerging as the winners of two previous cooking matches. Each chef will have 45 minutes to prepare an entree from ingredients in a mystery basket and a dessert featuring a secret ingredient in under 20 minutes. The chef with the highest score will be named the 2012 Nickel City Firing Line Champion.

The contest will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Artisans Kitchens and Baths, 200 Amherst St. The event will feature WBFO radio personality Bert Gambini and chef Mike Andrzejewski of Seabar restaurant as hosts.

The guest judges include Buffalo News restaurant critic Andrew Z. Galarneau; Buffalo Spree restaurant critic Julia Burke and chef Steven Gedra, owner of Bistro Europa on Elmwood Avenue.