Meet the Superstar Chefs

Get to know the 10 world-class chefs who will be going head-to-head with unsuspecting home cooks.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

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Eric Adjepong

Growing up in New York City as a first-generation Ghanaian-American, Chef Adjepong’s cooking style has been influenced by many of the West African dishes he grew up eating. He currently works as a public health nutrition professional, serves as the host of Alex vs. America and can be seen as a judge on Supermarket Stakeout.

Maneet Chauhan

After competing on The Next Iron Chef, Chef Chauhan landed her current role as a full-time judge on Chopped and It’s CompliPlated. She is a go-to figure for Indian cuisine and spices, as evidenced by her invitation to teach the audience of ABC's The View how to cook Indian food.

Tiffani Faison

Along with being named Boston’s Best Chef in 2022 by Boston Magazine, Chef Faison is a four-time James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef: Northeast. On Food Network, she is the winner of Tournament of Champions season three and a recurring judge on Chopped.

Amanda Freitag

Chef Amanda Freitag has worked at some of New York City's most-popular restaurants, where her food was met with critical acclaim by the New York Times. Amanda is a judge on Chopped, has battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America and has competed for the title of America's Next Iron Chef.

Antonia Lofaso

From Guy's Grocery Games to Beachside Brawl, Chef Lofaso has appeared on countless reality food competitions. She is currently a co-owner and the executive chef of Los Angeles restaurants Black Market Liquor Bar, DAMA and Scopa Italian Roots.

Marc Murphy

Marc Murphy serves as a judge on Chopped and has appeared on other hit series such as Guy's Grocery Games, Beat Bobby Flay and Worst Cooks in America. He is the executive chef and owner of Benchamarc Restaurants, which has established three top-rated locations across New York City.

Anne Burrell

Chef Anne Burrell got her start in the culinary world as Mario Batali's sous chef on Iron Chef America. She quickly rose to fame after hosting her shows Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Chef Wanted. Today’s audiences can find her mentoring home cooks on Worst Cooks in America.

Scott Conant

Chef Conant is known for his appearances on various Food Network competition series, including his role as a judge on Chopped for over a decade. In 2020, he began hosting the dessert-themed spinoff Chopped Sweets. He can also be seen as a recurring co-host on Beat Bobby Flay.

Alex Guarnaschelli

World-renowned chef Alex Guarnaschelli holds the title of Iron Chef, is a judge on Chopped and the host of Supermarket Stakeout. Additionally, Alex serves as the executive chef at Butter in New York City, where she has created her own eclectic American and green-market-inspired menu.

Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian, a master of modern cuisine, became an Iron Chef after winning the title on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs in 2011. He is a regular judge on Chopped, co-host on The Kitchen and the host of Big Restaurant Bet.