Phoenix Chef Wins Top Prize On Food Network's 'Chopped'
If you’ve ever watched the Food Network’s fast-paced cooking competition "Chopped," you know the pressure is real.
The show pits chefs from around the country against one another in a three-round elimination challenge and makes them use a basket full of mystery ingredients in each round.
It’s no easy task, but Phoenix chef Nick LaRosa conquered it — taking home the top prize in an episode of the storied show this season.
LaRosa is the executive chef and part-owner of Blueprint Hospitality Group, where he runs two locations of Nook Kitchen and a few bars in town. But he said none of that made it any easier for him to conquer his nerves — and a bad cold — on the show.