Kelsey Nixon’s Essential Tailgating Tips

Kelsey's Essentials - North End Grill

Good news: Kelsey’s Essentials is returning to Cooking Channel for 13 new episodes of the essential techniques, equipment and foolproof tips you need to be the boss of your own kitchen. Tune in tonight at 8:30p/7:30c as Kelsey Nixon enlists the help of chef Floyd Cardoz of New York City’s North End Grill and learns his best outdoor grilling tips.

After the jump, get the contents of his grilling grab bag for a flawless on-the-go feast.

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s On-the-Go Grilling Essentials:

Kelsey Nixon's Essential Grilling Tools

Chef Cardoz’s most important tip for on-the-go grilling? Have snacks (like cheese, chips and dip)! It takes some time to get a fire going, he says, so guests are going to want something to eat while they’re waiting.

Tune into Kelsey’s Essentials tonight at 8:30pm ET to get more great tips along with suggestions for the best meat, vegetables and fruit for grilling.

More from Kelsey’s “On the Go Grilling” episode:

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