HERMON – A chance phone call became a once and a lifetime opportunity to win 10 ,000 dollars.
Chef Shaun Yazbek appeared on the Food Network reality show, Chopped, which puts four chefs against each other.
“I told myself, I could do this no problem and then I realized I am representing all of Dysart’s restaurants.” said Chef Yazbek.
Each chef cooking used mystery ingredients that don’t necessarily go together.
“The pressure’s on and when they say, it’s time now, we’re going to do this for real, but when I started cooking with the knife in hand, that’s when it got fun again!” added Chef Yazbek.
Unfortunately Yazbek got chopped during the entree round, but co workers are proud of his dishes.
Rollie Partridge, Dysart’s kitchen manager said, “I watch that show and to the things that they do on the show and with the time limit. It’s pretty impressive, I don’t even know that I can do it. Just the opportunity to do it is a pretty good honor, representing Dysart’s in Maine.
“It was tough, it was a tough call, if I was there, I don’t think that I would dare do it, I think he did the best that he could.” added waitress Elaine White.
Yazbek says he’s hoping to one day return to the show and with every intention of winning.