Judson Allen, 30 (Chicago), studied food science and began as a self-taught cook, eventually becoming a culinary-trained chef. He struggled with his weight for years but recently changed his lifestyle and eating habits and lost more than 100 pounds. He owns his own catering business, focused on healthy food and nutritional counseling. He’s been called an “architect of flavor” and uses the Creole-inspired culinary style he learned from his grandfather to build out-of-the-box dishes with lots of spice — all while fusing global inspiration and flavors.
Judson Allen is a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star.
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