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Chris Santos got his first job at age 13, washing dishes at a small restaurant in his hometown and is now a judge on Chopped. Find out more on Food Network.
On Chopped All-Stars, 16 chefs you know and love are competing to win $50,000 for their favorite charity. Check out which organization each chef is playing for in Season 2.
Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. He appears frequently as a judge on Chopped. Find out more on Food Network.
Dean McDermott, actor, television personality and Gourmet Dad, opened his home to America during the six seasons of the hit show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, along with wife Tori Spelling. Born and raised in Toronto, Dean is the winner of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Season 2 and recently returned to his hometown to host the highly anticipated Food Network Canada series Chopped Canada. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, the father of five is an avid adventurer and a mixed martial arts enthusiast. He also races motorcycles and is a phenomenal cook and a master DIYer. He appears regularly on a variety of daytime talk and entertainment shows, is a regular contributor to Parenting.com and is concentrating on growing his Gourmet Dad brand as he continues his culinary arts studies at the Art Institute of California's Culinary School. Dean shares his experiences and knowledge on his website, DeanMcDermott.com. From family and relationships to projects and hobbies, the site serves as a pit stop for dudes and dads of any age who want to talk shop about man-of-the-house stuff. Dean recently finished production on Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever, a series that follows Tori and Dean and their kids while they renovate an Ontario lakeside cottage into their dream vacation home. As a modern-day renaissance father, Dean keeps family, food and fun his primary focus. Dean is currently working on his first cookbook, which will be released in 2014. Find Dean on Twitter, @Deanracer, and Facebook, DeanMcDermott007.
Become a winning Chopped competitor at home by taking the Chopped Dinner Challenge: Cook your way through a series of recipes developed by Food Network Kitchens that feature mystery basket ingredients from the show.
Take the quiz to find out which Chopped judge you 're most compatible with.
Test your knowledge of barbecue styles and grilling technique to find out whether you'd be a champion or get chopped.
Amanda Freitag is the chef and owner of Empire Diner in New York and appears regularly as a judge on Chopped. Find out more about her on Food Network.