Chopped Sweets Tournament: Meet the Competitors

Get to know the sixteen sugar savy chefs competing for a chance at $50,000.

Round 1: Tarran Hatton

Tarren is the assistant manager of research and development at Milk Bar in New York.

Round 1: Jewel Johnson

Jewel is a pastry chef and owner of Green Jeans Cake Shop in New York City.

Round 1: Caroline Schiff

Caroline is a chef and owner of ParadigmSchiff in New York City.

Round 1: Stephanie Thornton

Stephanie is the executive pastry chef at Blue Star Donuts in Portland, Oregon.

Round 2: James Distefano

James is the Executive Pastry Chef at Catering by Restaurant Associates. He was previously an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Round 2: Emily Drucker

Emily is the pastry sous chef at Jean George's Public Kitchen at the Public Hotel in New York City.

Round 2: Daniela Martinez

Daniela is pastry chef at Il Dandy in San Diego.

Round 2: Emma Taylor

Emma is the chef and owner at Milk Sugar Love Organic Ice Cream in Jersey City.

Round 3: Ryan Butler

Ryan is a pastry chef and partner at Butler Bake Shop in New York City.

Round 3: Asha-Le Davis

Asha-Le is the head baker at Flour Bakery in Boston.

Round 3: Rachel Klemek

Rachel is the owner and pastry chef at Blackmarket Bakery in Southern California.

Round 3: Brigitte Oger

Brigitte is the chef at Craft Cakes CLT in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Round 4: Robert Gonzalez

Robert is the pastry chef at Concord Market in Concord, Massachusetts.

Round 4: Sandra Hakim

Sandra is the Chef at Baseema Chocolate in New York City.

Round 4: Ivan Marquez

Ivan is the executive pastry chef at Broken Spanish in Los Angeles.

Round 4: Aurora Wold

Aurora is the founder and head chocolatier at Aurora Grace Chocolates in Philadelphia.