Valley chef wins Meals Community’s ‘Chopped’ culinary problem

MESA, Ariz. — A thriller basket of substances wasn’t sufficient to stump one Valley chef within the newest episode of Meals Community’s “Chopped.”

Roberto Centeno of the Espiritu restaurant, situated in downtown Mesa, not too long ago appeared on the long-running cooking competitors and managed to outperform three different cooks to win the troublesome culinary problem.

In every episode, “Chopped” selects 4 cooks to rapidly put together dishes with a random assortment of substances. In an episode that aired Tuesday night time, Centeno defeated his rivals to assert the $10,000 grand prize.

Centeno has additionally labored because the grill grasp at Phoenix’s Bacanora, which was named by Esquire final yr as probably the greatest new eating places within the US

Main John Giles and Centeno’s colleagues at Espiritu have been fast to congratulate the native chef on his spectacular win.

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