This past Sunday, August 24th, several Talking Rock members and Chef Richard Saldivar participated in our very own version of “Chopped”, based on the popular Food Network show.
In an effort to handicap Chef’s culinary talents, all member participants were given a list of ingredients they would have to use in the competition days in advance. Meanwhile, Chef Richard learned about the ingredients just seconds before having to prepare a dish from scratch. Judges timed the efforts to prepare a series of dishes and then rated each dish on taste, creativity and presentation. At the end of each round, one participant was “chopped” or eliminated. In the end, Chef Richard prevailed and once again claimed his rightful title as “Chopped Champion!”
Here is a photo of the talented participants. Thanks to all who took part in the event. It was delicious!