Chopped

Season 13 Episode 3

Class Acts, Too

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Lynette Thomas is the head cook at St. Martinville Primary School in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
Terry Accaira is the head cook and nutritionist at Avery/Parsons Elementary School in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Cindy Tinnel is a cook at Henry C. Maxwell Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shannon Solomon is the cook manager of William C. Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colorado.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Ground Turkey
Broccoli
Raw Pepitas
Frozen Yogurt
Appetizers:
Chef Lynette - Ground Turkey Tacos with Broccoli 
Chef Terry - Turkey & Cheese Quesadilla with Broccoli Salsa 
Chef Cindy - Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wrap with Yogurt Sauce
Chef Shannon - Spicy Lettuce Wrap with Turkey & Broccoli
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Chef Terry Accaira was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted the flavors that resulted from her combination of the mystery ingredients.
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Entrée Baskets:
Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Potatoes
Rainbow Chard
Hoisin Sauce 
Entrées:
Chef Cindy - Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Hash 
Chef Shannon - Twice Cooked Pork with Sweet Potato Fries
Chef Lynette - Creole Smothered Pork with Baked Sweet Potato
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Chef Shannon Solomon was chopped after the Entrée round. 
The judges did not think the flavors were developed enough.
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Dessert Baskets:
Corn Flakes
Carrots
Skim Milk
Blueberries
Desserts:
Chef Lynette - Caramelized Carrots with Blueberry Pudding
Chef Cindy - Berry Stuffed Crêpe with Chocolate Corn Flakes
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Chef Lynette Thomas was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges cited the under-treated broccoli and yogurt in her Appetizer; the undercooked sweet potato in her Entrée; and that her Dessert did not really come together.
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Chef Cindy Tinnel won the $10,000 prize. 
The other competitors were each awarded $5,000 on behalf of the Food Network; the White House extended invitations to all four competitors to come for a visit.

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