So, What Did You Make? — Chopped After Hours Caption It

by in Shows, April 28th, 2013

Chris Santos, Aaron Sanchez and Marc MurphyWhen it comes to critiquing Chopped competitors’ unusual dishes, the judges aren’t shy about sharing their reactions to the meal; they’re quick to offer opportunities for improvement and suggestions for better offerings. If battles suddenly were to be flipped, however, and the judges faced off with the same mystery baskets as the contestants, would they be able to succeed where others have been chopped?

Last month FN Dish broke the news that for the first time, the judges will be taking over the kitchen in online-only After Hours battles, and on Tuesday, April 30, members of the panel will go head-to-head-to-head with the same ingredients that will be featured on that night’s show. After watching the competition unfold, it will be up to them to take what they’ve learned from the chefs — both successes and missteps — and try their hands at creating plates within the same set of rules and time constraints.

Take a look at the sneak-peek photo above from Tuesday’s judges’ battle. As Chris is concentrating on plating his dish, Aarón and Marc drop by for an early look at what he’s made. Are they there to distract Chris in the final few minutes of cooking, or do you think they’re asking to taste what he’s made? Will the judges prove to competitors everywhere that cooking against the Chopped clock isn’t so difficult after all, or will they struggle like seasons’ worth of competitors have before them?

Before you find out on Tuesday what happens, we’re challenging you, Chopped fans, to write your best captions (tastefully appropriate, please) for this moment in the comments below.

Check back to FN Dish after Tuesday’s all-new episode of Chopped to catch the first After Hours battle. 

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Comments (20)

  1. skontos2020 says:

    No Aaron, it's not kitty litter.

  2. Flaming Taco says:

    "Chris, I think I may have to file a sexual harassment suit against Marc. His hands are on my flank-steak."

  3. Tim Mikolajczyk says:

    Sure, it's easy to take the four basket food's that you watched the other chefs strugle with and make a great dish. You not only had all night to think about what you want to make but learned from them what nmot to do. And also I don't think you would let anyone get away with breaking down a food like you did using just the coconut or just the almonds.

  4. Mary says:

    Uhh, Aaron? You've got toilet paper stuck to your shoe.

  5. tim goeb says:

    chopped is a fix

  6. Jennifer says:

    Tonight's show was completely fixed and honestly a waste of the viewers time. Gavin vs Conant was honestly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. The dessert plate that Conant pulled of looked like a dog had aftermath of a chili dog. I can't even understand how you would allow a show that you would put a judge up there that was not only hypocritical but talked back. The reason I point theses two things out is because anyone who has watched this show knows he hates red onions and hates when people don't own their mistakes. This is the last of my time wasted on this show only because Gavin more than deserved to win it but how would it look to see a judge lose and continue to judge right? Well fortunately I do not have to sit through another fixed show that bases their talent off favoritism. You have lost my view

  7. wesm says:

    "sick tats bro"

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