Food Network “Chopped” Contender is Hot Chef Winner


Food Network “Chopped” Contender is Hot Chef Winner

Food Network’s “Chopped” participant Jeremy Hanlon of Palm Beach, Fla. has been selected the winner of the National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge 2010. A feature of the Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, this year’s challenge invited professional chefs and home cooks to submit a short YouTube™ video of themselves preparing a recipe using fresh produce and any other ingredients for their chance at culinary stardom.

Hanlon’s winning video featured him preparing achiote accented cobia “sous vide” with local oranges, fennel and scallion, served with toasted organic quinoa and fresh basil.

Jeremy Hanlon, Winner of the National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge

He will receive a trip to NRA Show 2010 (May 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago) where he will cook alongside celebrity chef, restaurateur and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef Masters 2” contestant Marcus Samuelsson in the Show’s World Culinary Showcase on Saturday, May 22. Also, he will receive a special dinner with wine pairings at Samuelsson’s C-House restaurant, and have his recipe featured in an upcoming edition of American Airlines’ American Way magazine.

Samuelsson, food blogger and freelance writer Louisa Chu, and last year’s NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge winner Kristina Vanni, served as judges of the competition.

NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and is the world’s largest restaurant and foodservice industry event.