Chopped: After Hours is a brand new web series from the Food Network, which features the judges from the popular Chopped competition show cooking with the same basket ingredients that competing chefs they just judged had to work with. Armed with the same pantry and the same 20 or 30 minutes on the clock, the judges get to demonstrate their skill and creativity in a more “informal, anything goes, after-hours showcase”.
Now in its second week, the web series will feature judges such as Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos, Aaron Sanchez, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, host Ted Allen — and Amanda Freitag, who grew up in Cedar Grove, and will be making her debut in the episodes available online during the weeks of June 13 and 18. Chopped:After Hours will also include a behind-the-scenes look at the judges interacting in the kitchen and show a more playful side of the often tough critics. Ten different webisodes will be released through December, after each televised on-air Chopped show.
Baristanet caught up with chef Freitag the other day. Continue Reading