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Can the contestants on Chopped hear the judges?

Can the contestants on Chopped hear the judges?

The judges watch as the contestants cook and comment on everything from a contestant’s skills to their ingredient choice—and, yes, the contestants can hear them. You get no info about the ingredients beforehand. That’s right, everything that comes out of the mystery basket really is a mystery to contestants.

Who is the nicest Chopped judge?

1. Marcus Samuelsson — The gold standard of judges.

  • Marcus Samuelsson — The gold standard of judges.
  • Amanda Freitag — Perhaps a controversial choice for the number two slot, but a personal favorite of mine.
  • Aarón Sánchez — Probably the second best judge from a technical standpoint, Aarón is a very measured judge.

Do the judges eat all the food on Chopped?

Do the judges have a say in the basket ingredients? After all, they do have to eat them. The basket ingredients are chosen by a committee that’s led by our staffer Sara Hormi, and Sara’s job is to find us things that we’ve never seen before, which with chefs as great as our judges is a hard thing to do.

Who is the least liked Chopped judge?

Don’t fret, the least liked judge isn’t one of the regulars. Turns out, the fans have turned on Tiffani Faison, with one noting on Reddit that they see her as a “snobbish know-it-all who puts me in the mind if a cooking channel version of Meghan McCain.

Are the Chopped judges friends?

Chef Marcus Samuelsson told us that when it comes to his 23 seasons judging Chopped, “the best part is by far the camaraderie. Chopped is like family.” He said it would be impossible to even choose his favorite judges to work with, because they have all been friends for so long, and grew in their careers together.

Do chefs on Chopped know ingredients beforehand?

In a 2016 interview with Tasting Tables, “Chopped” winner Michael Vignola said that although the contestants get a tour of the pantry, they don’t get to see the mystery ingredients ahead of time. Also, they don’t get any extra off-camera time to come up with a recipe idea.

Do contestants on Chopped know ingredients ahead of time?

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