AMENIA, N. Y. -- Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room in Dutchess County is celebrating its executive chef's big win on the Food Network's "Chopped."
Dafna Mizrahi, a 23-year-old Culinary Institute of America graduate, competed on the show to benefit Lucky Orphan's Horse Rescue. Mizrahi prevailed over three male opponents in a “Gastropub”-theme show.
A partner at the Amenia restaurant, Mizahi was cited by judges for her unique offerings and presentation.
"Congratulations to our partner, manager and executive chef, Dafna Mizrahi for winning Food Network's show, 'Chopped' last night! We are so proud and humbled by her performance."
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