Ames, Iowa chef on Food Network's "Chopped"

(AMES, Iowa)  A chef from central Iowa will be a contestant on the Food Network's "Chopped" tonight (Tuesday).   Chef James Richards was chosen to be on the television show after working at Emeril Lagasse in Las Vegas for eight  years.   He was interviewed by our news partner, Channel 13 WHO-TV.

Richards returned to Iowa this year to work at Ames restaurant "Provisions Lot F."   He's not able to share the outcome of the competition, but does say "it was a blast and a great time."  

Richards does say the episode has a wild game theme.   

Contestants on the program are given a basket of ingredients and challenged to come up with various courses, from appetizer to dessert.  Judges then choose their favorites and typically the winner wins a large monetary prize.  The program airs at 9 p.m.

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