The Chopped Champions season premiere features four NYC chefs competing for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize. Executive Chef Kenneth Johnson of Pescatore is one of these four and will be sharing complementary hors d’oeuvres at Pescatore’s bar while the episode airs Tuesday, January 15 at 10 pm on the Food Network, channel 50. Pescatore is located at 955 2nd Avenue between 50th and 51st, New York.
Executive Chef Kenneth Johnson of Pescatore will be competing alongside three other New York City chefs including Sylvian Harribey of Gaby at Sofitel, Sean Scotese of Ghost Street and Lish Steiling of TODAY show.
The four champions return to try to win a chance to compete for the $50,000 grand prize. Hating haggis will get the champs nowhere in the first round, where they must find creative approaches to the much-maligned meat dish in order to pass the judges’ scrutiny. Then in the entree round, sweet dough and an unnerving protein put the pressure on the competitors. And with unripe plantains in the final basket, the kitchen is rife with creativity. Lastly, both finalists pull from the pantry to make innovative wrapped dessert.