STAMFORD, Conn. -- The culinary skills of 13-year-old Hunter Zampa have earned him a $40,000 scholarship to the International Culinary Schools at the Arts Institutes from the Food Network as well as the title of "Chopped" Champion, according to OmNomCT.
Zampa, making his second appearance on the Food Network, topped three other teens ages 13 to 16 to win "Chopped: Teen Talent."
Just like on the adult version of "Chopped," competitors have to make an appetizer, entrée and a dessert from scratch, using unrelated "mystery" ingredients.
Zampa had to prepare an appetizer with broccoli rabe, a cherry-flavored drink, swordfish and tiger figs; an entrée with filet mignon, heirloom tomatoes, jarred black truffles and toaster pastries; and a dessert with cotton candy grapes, cream cheese, salt bagels and strawberry mints.
The episode featuring Zampa will air again on Food Network at 9 p.m. Dec. 28 and at midnight Dec. 29.