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"Chopped" (TV show) is a cooking competition series on the Food Network that's all about skill, speed and ingenuity where four up-and-coming chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges and take everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary three-course meal.

Course by course, the chefs will be "chopped" from the competition until only one winner remains. The challenge? They have seconds to plan and 30 minutes to cook an amazing course with the basket of mystery ingredients given to them moments before the clock starts ticking! And the pressure doesn't stop there. Once they've completed their dish, they've got to survive the Chopping Block where three judges are waiting to be wowed and not shy about voicing their culinary criticisms! The host, Ted Allen, leads this high energy, high-pressure show which will have viewers rooting for a winner and cheering for the losers. "Chopped" is a game of passion, expertise and skill — and in the end, only one chef will survive the Chopping Block. Who will make the cut? The answer is on "Chopped"!

"Chopped: Impossible"

Former "Chopped" champions are pushed to their limits when they return to compete in this epic four-part tournament. Through three preliminary battles, Robert Irvine ("Restaurant: Impossible") will command a seat on the judging panel, as twelve returning champs face some of the most mind-blowing baskets in "Chopped" history. Three competitors will power on to the Grand Finale, where one will win $15,000 and the chance to throw down in an impossibly daunting wild card round: against Chef Robert. If the last chef standing can beat Robert, they stand to win $25,000 more, for a total of $40,000! But they will have to achieve the impossible to take home the huge prize and be judged along the way by "Chopped" judges Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian.

"Chopped Teen Tournament"

"Chopped Teen Tournament" features 16 talented teenagers bringing their extreme energy and ambition to the "Chopped" kitchen. In this five-part stunt, 16 culinary whiz kids are aiming for perfect appetizers, entrées, and desserts, as they navigate through three rounds. The teen cooks are given ingredients that could stump even top professionals, with a rotating panel of the "Chopped" judges, including Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian and special guest judge Alex Stupak determining who gets chopped each round. The winners from each episode will head to the finale with a chance at winning the grand prize of $25,000 plus a culinary school scholarship. In the end, only one will be named the first–ever Teen "Chopped" Grand Champion!

"Chopped" is produced by Notional Entertainment.


Network: Food Network
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 4, 2007
Seasons: 25
Production Company: Notional Entertainment

Ted Allen in "Chopped Junior" (right) Little Chefs Compete in 'Chopped Junior' — Premiering Tuesday, October 27, the new Food Network competition series with talented junior chefs is a spin-off of "Chopped," which also returns this fall with Robert Irvine for an "Impossible" tournament. Read more...
"Chopped All-Stars" host Ted Allen 'Chopped All-Stars' Battle It Out in Season 4 — Premiering Tuesday, April 28, the latest five-part tournament features sixteen culinary stars and the biggest charitable prize in "Chopped" history. Read more...
"Chopped Teen Tournament" scene with Ted Allen (right) 'Chopped' Holds Teen Tournament — The reality competition features 16 culinary whiz kids aiming for perfect appetizers, entrées, and desserts, as they navigate through three rounds. Read more...

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