CULINARY STARS RETURN FOR NEW SEASON OF CHOPPED ALL-STARS
Sixteen All-Star contestants compete for title and Grand Prize for their charity
Season 3 premieres Sunday, April 7th at 9pm ET/PT as Food Network faces off against Cooking Channel in the Chopped kitchen
NEW YORK – February 26, 2013 – Season 3 of Food Network’s top-rated series Chopped All-Stars returns Sunday, April 7th at 9pm ET/PT, as sixteen culinary competitors battle it out for the title of All-Star champion and a $50,000 prize for the winner’s charity. The five-part competition series, hosted by Ted Allen, includes four chefs going head-to-head each week in themed episodes featuring Food Network chefs vs. Cooking Channel chefs, an all-out battle of the Mega Chefs, the much anticipated battle of the Chopped judges, and a can’t miss culinary showdown as four celebrities with a shared love of cooking compete against each other in the Chopped kitchen. Judged by a rotating roster of Chopped regulars who decide who gets “chopped” each week, including Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian, the competitors are challenged to create delectable courses in a limited amount of time from the ingredients in the renowned Chopped mystery basket. The winner of each episode will compete for the grand prize on Sunday, May 5th at 9pm ET/PT.
"Chopped All-Stars raises the stakes of our popular franchise by pitting fiercely competitive food stars, and for the first time, celebrities, against each other," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network. “These stars use their culinary prowess to battle it out for their charities and bragging rights for winning this all-star competition.”
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