Next Up

Top Moments of Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay

Browse highlights from the tournament to find out who got chopped and who earned a spot in the final battle, getting a chance to beat Bobby Flay.
1 / 41
Photo: Anders Krusberg ©

The Finale of All Finales

Two-time champions Demetrio Zavala, Kathy Fang and Seis Kamimura worked hard to earn their spots in the Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay finale. Now it's just a matter of who will cook his or her way through the appetizer and entree rounds to earn the chance to battle the master of competition. The winning chef will be awarded $15,000 before heading to battle, and if he or she beats Bobby an additional $25,000 awaits, along with some pretty substantial bragging rights. Find out how the finale played out.

More photos after this Ad

2 / 41
Photo: Anders Krusberg ©

Missed Opportunities

"Great, another obscure meat I've never cooked before," says Kathy upon seeing camel tenderloin in the appetizer basket. She decides to create a stir-fry, marinating the meat in Asian condiments to hide the gaminess. Unfortunately, she can't find her preferred herbs to add freshness to her noodles. "I find myself wanting a little more of everything," Chris tells her, feeling that the dish lacks punch. "I think you're holding back a little bit," Amanda adds. And Alex doesn't care for the mint.

More photos after this Ad

3 / 41
Photo: Anders Krusberg ©

Presentation vs. Preparation

The coconut-almond candy in the basket leads Seis down a Thai route, and he turns it into a coconut broth, in which he'll poach camel meatballs. "This broth has so many levels of flavor," Amanda tells him. "Your cooking is clearly stellar and next-level," says Alex. The only negative comment is about the messy plating. Conversely, Demetrio has a beautiful presentation for his camel carpaccio, but Chris finds it's not the right preparation for the meat. Kathy ends up getting chopped for her dish's lack of flavor.

More photos after this Ad

4 / 41
Photo: Anders Krusberg ©

Setting His Eyes on the Target

"I can't take things for granted," says Seis, excited to have made it into the entree round, one step closer to battling Bobby. "I do have to get through Demetrio," he says, thinking about his first goal. He decides to cook the eel in the basket with a molasses glaze, and with the basket's breakfast nachos, he uses the waffles for a puree with sweet potato and miso paste. "It is Asian flavors that he's not strong with," Seis says, citing one of Bobby's weaknesses. "I feel I've got the edge."

More photos after this Ad

Next Up

We Recommend