chef Jean-Louis CHOPPED CHAMPION 2012 Food Network

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… and the new Chopped Champion is … Jean-Louis Gerin

On May 28, to celebrate his appearance on the Food Network’s show “Chopped”, James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean-Louis Gerin had invited his friend and 2011 “Chopped” champion, Chef Olivier de Saint Martin, to co-host a live cooking competition and viewing party at Restaurant Jean-Louis on Tuesday.

During a special pre-show dinner, Chefs de Saint Martin and Gerin challenged each other to a main course battle in the kitchen, where guests were served both chefs’ dishes and choose a winner. The dinner was be followed by a viewing party at 10PM with complimentary desserts and open bar


Chef Olivier de Saint Martin is the master chef/owner of Caribou Cafe ( and ZINC ( restaurants in Philadelphia.

Chef Jean-Louis Gerin is the master chef/owner of Restaurant Jean-Louis ( in Greenwich, CT. He was honored with a James Beard Award as Best Chef Northeast.

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Lisa from California May 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Chef Jean-Louis was such a joy to watch on Chopped. It is apparent that he loves what he does and it showed. I have watched several episodes and this was the first that prompted me to want to seek out the chef to compliment.


Jean-Louis Gerin May 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Thank you very much.
I loved the Chopped challenge and proved that after 30 years at the stove I still kick derriere. LOL


Ohiogirl July 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I just caught your Chopped episode yesterday (better late than never!) and I was thrilled with your win. In addition to skill, you showed such grace and warmth, it was a delight to see. Statesmanship.

And I’ve got to ask – did you ever get to that road trip with your wife?! : )


Jean-Louis July 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Many thanks. No we still have to decide which convertible to get … I am for a classic Mustang, Linda is more BMW
We’ll see


Jonathan February 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Just watched Chef Jean Louis on Chopped (falling short of the Champions finale by a hair!).

What a great guy – gracious, funny, and cool under pressure. Not often you see such character; he is a role model for the others.

Now go on vacation with the Mrs.!


Jude July 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Dear Chef,
Delightful to have met you at NECI. (I was with the ProStart instructors and was your NM back seat driver…LOL). Not only are you a fantastic chef but you have a great sense of humor. My best in your new endeavors and hope our paths cross again. Bon appetit!


Tyler James February 22, 2015 at 11:24 pm

It was such a refreshing joy to watch you on “Chopped”! I loved your wit and warmth but especially your sportsmanship and graciousness to your competitors. “Chopped” is a favorite show of my four children and I was thrilled for them to see someone who was obviously an expert at his craft but also gracious and kind. Thank you!


Cathy from Ohio June 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

It is such a pleasure to watch you create wonderful foods on Chopped- I watch you everytime I see you are listed as a contestant. Such finesse, exquisite etiquette and delicious foods- I hope your wife and yourself are able to enjoy a vacation together. Thank you


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