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Teens head into kitchen to compete in special 'Chopped Teen Tournament'

by jmaloni

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Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
A teen contestant with host Ted Allen on `Chopped Teen Tournament.`
A teen contestant with host Ted Allen on "Chopped Teen Tournament."

Sixteen talented teenagers bring their extreme energy and ambition to the "Chopped" kitchen, with "Chopped Teen Tournament," premiering Tuesday, July 15, at 10 p.m. on Food Network. In this special, 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 on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 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.

Don't miss all the action after the premiere on July 15, as "Chopped After Hours" returns for a special teen-themed webisode onFoodNetwork.com. "Chopped" judges Scott Conant, Freitag and Aarón Sánchez head into the "Chopped" kitchen to see if they can tackle the appetizer round ingredients from the first round of the "Chopped Teen Tournament."

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