Duckfat’s Rob Evans first went onto the show in 2011, winning $10,000 in that appearance. He made a return appearance in 2013 on “Chopped Champions,” which pitted 16 past winners of “Chopped” against one another in the kitchen again. Read about why he decided to compete again here.

Evans made it to the final cut and was one of the final two competitors in “Chopped Champions.” Read about how he geared up to compete for the $50,000 grand prize here.

Melissa Corey, a cook at Duckfat in Portland, won ‘Chopped’ in 2012

Unfortunately, in the end, Evans heard those three terrible, biting words: “You’ve been chopped.” Read about his loss, and how he handled it here.

Evans wasn’t the only Duckfat chef to go on the cooking competition show. In 2012, Melissa “Missy” Corey, a cook at Duckfat, took down three other competitors on “Chopped” to win $10,000. Read about her win here.

Chef Shaun Yazbek

And in 2016, Shaun Yazbek, the chef at Maine’s legendary Dysart’s restaurant and truck stop, who started as a part-time line cook 22 years ago, tested his culinary prowess on the hit cooking show, competing for the $10,000 prize in an episode titled “Truck Stop Stars.”

Yazbek was chopped in the second round.

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