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New Haven School Chef Wins Food Network Competition

New Haven (CT) High School in the Community Chef Cheryl Barbara won a $10,000 prize in a Food Network cooking competition against three other school chefs. The culinary face-off, on the show Chopped, pitted Barbara against New Haven Common Ground High School head chef Rhonda LaRoatch, Diane Houlihan of Waterford, CT's Great Neck Elementary School and Arlene Leggio of Islip (NY) High School.

With White House Chef Sam Kass serving as a guest judge, the contestants were required to construct an appetizer using dill pickles and canned tuna in the first round, an entree using quinoa in the second round and dessert using grapes and cream cheese in the finals.

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