Roanoke chef moves to final round of cooking competition in New Orleans

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Chef and Taaza owner Peter Radjou made it to the final round at the World Food Championships’ Final Table Challenge. 

Peter Radjou won the Bacon World Champion title at WFC’s Main Event back in November. He also competed in a private event, known as NOCHI, in May at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute.

In round one, finalists had to create their twist on Eggs Benedict. Radjou placed first in the competition. 

For round two, the chefs had to recreate Redfish Bienville at Dickie Brennan’s ‘Tableau’ restaurant. Brennan said the toughest part of the challenge was picking the winner, and while Radjou did not come out in first place, he trailed close behind in second. 

The final three will battle it out at Antoine’s, America’s oldest family-run restaurant, to create an appetizer to go on the menu, which hasn’t changed in 100 years. 

If Radjou wins, he will bring home a $100,000 grand prize. The televised event, “The Final Table: New Orleans” will air in August. 

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