Michele Ragussis, who helms The Pearl on Rockland’s waterfront during the summer, will appear in the Tuesday, Sept. 2, episode of “Food Fighters,” hosted by Adam Richman (“Man Vs. Food,” “Fandemonium”).

The series, which began in July, aims to take culinary sparring to an exciting new level — familiar territory for Ragussis, who has competed on “Chopped,” “24 Hour Restaurant Battle,” “Food Network Star” and “Beat Bobby Flay.” The eight-episode series also features top chefs Cat Cora, Lorena Garcia, G. Garvin, Duff Goldman, Elizabeth Falkner and Jet Tila.

The show airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. The following day, Ragussis will host a Wine and Dine benefit event at The Pearl. She has invited three of her favorite Food Network celebrity chefs — Martie Duncan, Linkie Marais and Nikki Martin — to help prepare what is sure to be a meal fit for stars. All proceeds from the evening benefit Make-A-Wish Maine; see the link below for details.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.