Andre Fowles, Jamaican-born chef, will return to the Food Network television competition series “Chopped” to participate in Season Five of the Champions tournament. He is one of 16 previous winners on the program to return for the five-part tournament competition. The winner will receive the title of Chopped Grand Champion and a monetary prize of US$50,000. Chef Andre won the “Cooking Caribbean” segment of “Chopped.” Chef Andre grew up in Kingston and received his inspiration to become a chef from his grandmother Veronica Davis, known as “Mama Cherry. He is the Sous Chef at Miss Lily’s in New York. The new season of “Chopped” begins April 19, 2015.
Chopped is an American reality-based cooking television game show where four chefs call on their cooking skills as they face off against one another to prepare a spectacular three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert.
The main challenge on the show is the mystery basket which could range from Gummie Bears to jalapeno peppers. Each chef has to take the mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on their taste, creativity and presentation. One chef is “chopped” at the end of each course by a panel of three guest judges. The last chef standing wins.