Chopped

Season 17 Episode 4

Hero Chefs

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 10, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Pedro Rodriguez is the head chef with the New York City Rescue Mission in New York, New York.
Nicki Bogie is a culinary instructor with The Fresh Air Fund in Fishkill, New York.
Wilhelmina Bell is the executive chef at Children's Village and the program coordinator of C-CAP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Derek Walker is the executive chef at Bread and Roses Café in Venice, California.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Chicken Soup
Ground Pork
Pattypan Squash
Barbecue Sauce
Appetizers:

Chef Pedro - Jerk BBQ Bolognese with Fried Pattypan Squash
Chef Nicki - Jerk Pork Meatball with Pan-Seared Pattypan Squash
Chef Wilhemina - Ragoût of Ground Pork over Fried Potatoes and Squash
Chef Derek - Country Pork Dumpling Soup with Sautéed Squash
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Chef Wilhemina Bell was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought her dish was too sweet overall.
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Entrée Baskets:
Scallops
Chinese Broccoli
Tamarillos
Finger Limes
Entrées:
Chef Nicki - Scallops Two Ways with Blanched Chinese Broccoli
Chef Derek - Pan-Seared Scallops with Sautéed Chinese Broccoli
Chef Pedro - Pan-Seared Scallops with Scalloped Potatoes
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Chef Pedro Rodriguez was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges cited his presentation.
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Dessert Baskets:
Aged Cheddar Cheese
Granny Smith Apples
Hamburger Buns
Vanilla Frosting
Desserts:
Chef Derek - Cheddar & Apple Cookie with Raspberry Cream
Chef Nicki - Deconstructed Apple Crumb Cake with Aged Cheddar Ice Cream
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Chef Nicki Bogie was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted undercooked meatballs in the Appetizer round and improperly prepared scallops in her Entrée.
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Chef Derek Walker won the $10,000 prize.

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