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Fontainebleau Jr. High Student Ella Pettito Named Chopped Junior Champ
(11-09-2016)
Hot dog pasta and s'mores French fries would challenge even the most experienced chef, but they were no match for 8th grader Ella Petitto.

The Fontainebleau Junior High student was named champion on the Food Network show “Chopped Junior” and took home a $10,000 prize.

View a video about how she won big and what she plans to do with the prize money.



 
On an episode titled “S’more Determination,” she used mystery ingredients to create three tasty dishes that impressed the judges and beat out three competitors.

The young chef is not only a talented cook, but also proved she is able to manage her time and stay calm under pressure as she raced against the clock.

Even under the intense pressure of cooking on national TV, Ella’s caring personality shined.

When another contestant burned his lentil chips, she was quick to offer some of her own to replace them.

In the future, Ella hopes to combine her passions for cooking and  helping people to help kids learn to cook.


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