Lorenzo Boni

Miami Beach, FL – February 26, 2011 - If you have ever (vicariously, of course) sweated and suffered along with the contestants on Food Network’s popular Chopped, then you’ve probably wondered how you might fare in the difficult challenge of preparing, in record time, a three-course meal from ingredients that seemingly should never share the same plate. Tofu, blueberries, and oysters? Jumbo shrimp, pepperoni, and cereal? Well today cooking participants had the chance to compete in a fun and friendly competition to shoot for bragging rights in a culinary showdown unlike any other. Chopped host Ted Allen and three of the program’s toughest judges—accomplished chefs Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Aarón Sánchez— were on hand to  help in a group-dinner version of the show.

Ted Allen

Ted Allen

Juan Howard

Marc Murphy

Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli & Lorenzo Boni

Lorenzo Boni & Ted Allen

Alex Guarnaschelli

Lorenzo Boni

Alex Guarnaschelli

Roly Cruz-Taura

Lorenzo Boni

Lorenzo Boni

Ted Allen