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Dutchess Chef Cooks Up Win On Food Network's 'Chopped'

Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room Executive Chef Dafna Mizrahi came out on top of Food Network's "Chopped" competition on Thanksgiving.
Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room Executive Chef Dafna Mizrahi came out on top of Food Network's "Chopped" competition on Thanksgiving. Photo Credit: Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room/Facebook
Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room Executive Chef Dafna Mizrahi competes on Food Network's "Chopped."
Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room Executive Chef Dafna Mizrahi competes on Food Network's "Chopped." Photo Credit: Chef Dafna Mizrahi/Facebook

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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