Congratulations to La Food Marketa Executive Chef Johntay Bedingfield who took home the top prize of $10,000 of Food Network's Chopped cooking competition!
While this episode was filmed back in May, it aired Tuesday night on the Food Network and Chef Bedingfield's La Food Marketa was jam packed with lots of support! “I think it’s just huge, it really just puts the city on a national level, puts the restaurant’s name out there, puts my name out there, and its just great all around,” Bedingfield said.
Chopped is a cooking competition where chef's must prepare dishes based on a basket of mystery ingredients in a short amount of time.
Restaurant goers described Chef Bedingfield as a phenomenal and humble guy, and called his food an "art from him."
“I mean, everything I cook is from the heart so it doesn’t matter what we are cooking, Latin American, modern American, Asian American, its all from the heart,” Bedingfield said.