Meet the Chopped Champions Season 4 Competitors

Get to know the 16 previous Chopped winners who are returning to battle in Food Network's Chopped Champions Season 4, a five-part tournament, for $50,000 and the title of Chopped Grand Champion.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Round One: Sylvain Harribey

For Chef Sylvain Harribey, "the French technique" is the key to culinary success. He says that the last time he competed on Chopped, he was able to "make it happen under stress," and he believes that he has "the skills" to outcook the competition again in the tournament.

Round One: Kenneth Johnson

Chef Kenneth Johnson is confident that his years of experience and drive to win will be his advantage in the competition. He wants "to show these young whippersnappers what it's all about."

Round One: Sean Scotese

After winning a Halloween-themed Chopped battle with mystery ingredients like pig snout and gummy tarantulas the last time he competed, Chef Sean Scotese is confident that he can succeed with any new basket ingredients in this tournament.

Round One: Lish Steiling

A professional food stylist for a television show, Chef Lish Steiling credits her first Chopped win to food "cooked with love."

Round Two: Fatima Ali

Chef Fatima Ali thanks her "fearless" strategy and the "heart and soul" with which she cooked for helping her win Chopped the first time. She says that she'll become the Grand Champion because she's "younger, smarter, faster than any of the other contestants."

Round Two: Walter D'Rozario

Chef Walter D'Rozario has one goal: "Win the $50,000." Like it was after his previous victory, the prize money — should he win it — would go to help his family, especially his son with special needs.

Round Two: Vinson Petrillo

The last time Chef Vinson Petrillo competed on Chopped he was "very nervous," but the victory has helped him become "a stronger person today."

Round Two: Rachel Willen

Chef Rachel Willen is confident that the title of Chopped Grand Champion is hers for the taking. She credits her previous win to the fact that she "consistently made better food than" the other chefs.

Round Three: Corwin Kave

For Chef Corwin Kave, offerings of Southeast Asian-style food helped him win Chopped last time, and he plans to cook with the same culinary point of view in this tournament. Should he win the $50,000 prize, he would like to use it to travel.

Round Three: Elise Kornack

Self-described as "young and fast and passionate," Chef Elise Kornack is confident that she has the drive and skills to survive the chopping block again.

Round Three: Jun Tanaka

Chef Jun Tanaka was the first London chef to win Chopped, and he hopes "to take another victory back to Britain" after this competition. If he were to win the $50,000, he would use the money to open his own restaurant.

Round Three: Lester Walker

Nicknamed the Wolf, Chef Lester Walker has plans "to outcook everyone with skills, with personality, charisma." If he wins the $50,000 prize, he would like it to benefit his son.

Round Four: Rob Evans

A restaurant owner and James Beard Award-winning chef, Rob Evans believes that his "creativity and resourcefulness" will help him become the Chopped Grand Champion.

Round Four: Jean-Louis Gerin

Chef Jean-Louis Gerin credits his "classical background" for helping him win Chopped the first time, and he's now committed to bringing that timeless approach to the competition again.

Round Four: Helen Park

After her first Chopped win, Chef Helen Park spent two weeks exploring the culinary scene in Vietnam. She believes that she's now "a level better" in the kitchen than before, and she's confident that she can cook her way to the finale.

Round Four: Kris Wessel

Having served a winning entree of goat chops in a previous Chopped battle, Chef Kris Wessel has returned from Miami to try to claim the $50,000 prize.

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