Jamaican chef advances to finale of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Chef André Fowles

Jamaican-born chef André Fowles has advanced to the semi-final round of American television show Chopped on the Food Network.

The New-York-based chef is one of 16 Chopped champions vying for a chance to battle American celebrity chef Bobby Flay and a chance to win US$50,000.

This is not Fowles’s first stint on the popular cooking competition show. He appeared on the show in February 2016 and emerged the winner, taking home a US$10,000 cash prize.

Sunday night’s ‘mystery basket’ saw competitors using ‘strangely sweet sandwich’ and ‘beautiful seafood’ to create a meal to blow the judges away.

Round two involved an unusual beef jerky product and a twist on hummus, and in the do-or-die dessert round, the remaining chefs had to use a special banana pudding and some fancy bacon.

Fowles won Sunday night’s preliminary battle and secured a spot in the finale.

And he is looking forward to it. “That was a close one, but I brought the🔥😂 See you at the Finale,” he wrote in a post on his Instagram.