Cooking competition shows have become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially Food Network's Chopped. Hosted by Ted Allen, the reality-based cooking show pits four chefs against one another in three different rounds. They have to make an appetizer, entree, and dessert, and they must utilise the most random and unusual mystery basket ingredients that the series decides to throw at them. A panel of three judges eliminates one contestant at the end of each course, and the winner receives $10,000 as well as Chopped champion bragging rights.
Unsurprisingly, Chopped champions are often just as successful off-screen as they are on. And if you're a fan of the show, you probably think about certain winners from time to time and wonder what they're up to now. Here are 18 of the most memorable Chopped champions that are still crushin' it in real life.