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Chopped Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Chopped?
A: Chopped is an American reality-based cooking television game show series created by Executive Producer Linda Lea, along with Dave Noll and Michael Krupat.

Who is the host?
A: The show is hosted by Ted Allen.

The series pits four chefs against each other as they compete for what?
A: A chance to win $10,000.

New episodes air every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on what network?
A: The Food Network.

In each episode, four chefs compete in a three-round contest, where they attempt to do what?
A: Incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes that are later evaluated by a panel of three judges.

At the beginning of each round (typically "Appetizer", "Entrée", and "Dessert", but with occasional exceptions), the chefs are each given a basket containing what?
A: Four mystery ingredients.

They are expected to use them how?
A: They are expected to use all of them in some way.

Although failing to use an ingredient is not an automatic disqualification, the judges do what?
A: Take such omissions into account when making their decisions.

The ingredients are often not commonly what?
A: Prepared together.

For example, in the episode "Yucca, Watermelon, Tortillas," the Appetizer ingredients consisted of what?
A: Watermelon, canned sardines, pepper jack cheese, and zucchini.

The chefs are given unlimited access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with what?
A: A wide variety of other ingredients.

Each round has a time limit, typically what?
A: 20 minutes for Appetizer, and 30 minutes each for Entrée and Dessert.

These limits have been extended on occasion for what?
A: Special-format episodes and for rounds in which one or more mystery ingredients require additional preparation/cooking time.

The chefs must cook their dishes and complete how many plating’s?
A: Four. (Three for the judges and one "beauty plate") before time runs out.

Once time has expired, the judges critique the dishes based on what?
A: Presentation, taste and creativity and select one chef to be "chopped" - eliminated from the competition with no winnings.

Allen reveals the judges' decision by lifting a cloche on their table to show what?
A: The losing chef's dish.

One of the judges comments on what?
A: The reason for their choice to the eliminated chef.

In the Dessert round, the judges consider not only the dishes created by the two chefs during that round, but also what?
A: Their overall performance throughout the competition.

The winner receives $10,000, although in special competitions, winners can earn how much?
A: Anywhere between $20,000 to $50,000.

An episode of Chopped takes approximately how many hours to tape?
A: 12 hours.

The deliberations after each round take about how long?
A: 12 hours.

Judging is done by consensus among whom?
A: The judges.

While contestants do not know the ingredients ahead of time, they are given a tour of what prior to taping?
A: The kitchen.

Some preliminary tasks, such as preheating ovens and bringing water to a boil, are done when?
A: In advance of each round.

Chefs must be how old to appear on the regular show?
A: 19 years or older.

Teenagers and children are occasionally invited to compete in what?
A: Special episodes.

Starting September 8, 2009, Food Network aired a four-episode what?
A: Chopped Champions tournament.

In the episode, how many previous winners were invited to face off again?
A: 13.

How many chefs competed per episode?
A: Four.

The three losing chefs were eliminated from the tournament, while the winner received $10,000 and what?
A: Faced three new competitors in the next episode.

As of October 2018, the network has aired how many additional Chopped Champions tournaments?
A: Five.

Four previous champions compete in each preliminary heat; the winner receives no money, but secures what?
A: A slot in the finale to compete for a $50,000 grand prize.

Starting March 6, 2011, and continuing for four additional episodes, Food Network aired what?
A: The "Chopped All-Stars" Tournament.

How many chefs competed?
A: Sixteen.

The first four episodes featured what four types of chef?
A: The Next Food Network Star contestants, Food Network celebrities, celebrity chefs, and Chopped judges.

The winners of those four episodes then competed against each other in what?
A: The "Grand Finale", where the winner received $50,000 to donate to a charity of his or her choice.

Nate Appleman, a celebrity chef, won the competition and donated his $50,000 to whom?
A: Kawasaki Disease research, a disease from which his son suffered.

Starting April 8, 2012, and continuing for four additional episodes, Food Network aired what?
A: The second "Chopped All-Stars" Tournament.

Sixteen new chefs competed, again ranging from what four different categories of chef?
A: Iron Chef America chefs (the newest of the four categories), Food Network and Cooking Channel celebrities, The Next Food Network Star contestants, and Chopped judges.

Who won this second competition, donating the $50,000 grand prize to the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program of New York (aka C-CAP), which helps under-served youth through culinary arts education and employment?
A: Celebrity chef & Chopped judge Marcus Samuelsson.

When did the third installment of the "Chopped All-Stars" Tournament premiere on Food Network?
A: On April 7, 2013.

What were the four different categories of the chefs through the episodes?
A: Food Network vs. Cooking Channel, Mega Chefs, Chopped Judges, and celebrities, respectively.

Winners of each of these rounds went on to compete against each other in the "Grand Finale" episode, where the winner received what?
A: $50,000 to donate to a charity of his or her choice.

Who won this competition, donating $50,000 to the Keep Memory Alive Foundation?
A: Celebrity chef and Chopped judge Scott Conant.

On April 28, 2015, the fourth "All-Stars" Tournament began airing, with an increased grand prize of how much?
A: $75,000 to the winner.

As before, they are split into groups of four chefs per episode, with the winner of each of the first four episodes competing in what?
A: The fifth "Grand Finale" episode for the top prize.

Unlike previous tournaments, however, the 16 chefs involved were not split into what?
A: "categories", but were sorted in what seems to be a more random fashion.

Who was the winner?
A: The winner was Anne Burrell who was playing for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Starting July 22, 2012, and continuing for four additional episodes, Food Network aired what?
A: The "Chopped Grill Masters" Tournament.

How many “pro" grillers competed?
A: Sixteen.

The winners of the first four episodes competed against each other in the "Grand Finale" for how much?
A: $50,000 prize.

Where were the "Grill Masters" episodes taped?
A: Outdoors at Old Tucson Studios near Tucson, AZ.

Who was the winner?
A: The winner was Ernest Servantes, Executive Chef at Texas Lutheran University and Pit Boss at Burnt Bean Company.

In the summer of 2015, a second "Grill Masters" Tournament occurred, and was sponsored by whom?
A: Lea & Perrins.

Like the previous "Grill Masters" Tournament, it was filmed on location and how many "pro" grillers competed?
A: 16.

Who was the winner?
A: The winner was Angie Mar.

The second heat of this particular tournament marked the first time that Chopped used what?
A: A brand name on a basket ingredient, which in this case was the Worcestershire sauce, possibly because the ingredient was a product of tournament sponsor Lea & Perrins.

On May 25, 2016, Food Network announced what?
A: That starting July 5, 2016 will be another 5-part "Grill Masters" Tournament.

Where was this tournament taped?
A: At the Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA.

In contrast to past tournaments, the 4 finalists will each win a guaranteed what?
A: $10,000 for winning their heat.

The finalists will compete to win another how much?
A: $50,000 for a total grand prize of $60,000.

Who was the winner of this tournament?
A: Sophina Uong.

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