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. LisaRose says:

    "Man, you're going to use truffle oil???" ~Aaron Sanchez

  2. Joe says:

    Yo Santos. Throw a handful of raw red onions and some white truffle in that salad.

  3. ErinM says:

    Marc: Wait, that wasn't in the basket…

  4. paula says:

    I dont think that is a appropriate appitizer size…

  5. Sgreco says:

    I don't care if you're calling it Pain Perdu, it's just French Toast!

  6. Laurie says:

    Chris: Needs more bacon…

  7. south47th says:

    Sorry for the Duplicate entry.

  8. south47th says:

    Aaron Sanchez: "Whoa, Chris. That's a lot of Verdolagas Bro".

  9. chef michael says:

    AARON: ooohhhh chris that looks so niiice,
    MARC: Um Uh is all this food supposed to be on the floor or on the plate??

  10. Michele J says:

    I've watched chop several times throughout the year starting in 2012. I have to say I've really enjoyed it but judge Chris seems to be a very RACIST judge. Its so obvious thats its ashamed. I've noticed on more than one occasion that he hates to give the African American cooks credit for their incredible talents, even when the other judges may say that persons creation was great or the best! Thumbs down chef Chris you need to step down this world doesn't need more racists or haters! get a life judge Chris God don't like ugly!

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