Atlanta Chef Joe Rego on Chopped

Joe Rego of Opera, courtesy of Atlanta Eater

The Executive Chef of Opera, Joe Rego, formerly of South City Kitchen, Sotto SottoFritti, and Allegro, will be featured tomorrow in the Food Network show Chopped . According to EaterWire author Carly Cooper, Joe explained that “it was a very intense competition, and hopefully I will make Atlanta proud. However, after the competition airs, nothing will change the way I cook or work in Atlanta. It just inspires me to do better in my culinary profession. It’s a learning process every day.”

I really enjoyed Joe’s work at South City Kitchen and look forward to going dancing at Opera sometime soon…remember the days as 1150, but first let’s see the showdown on Chopped. I find it to be the most respectable cooking challenge on TV these days.

Question: What’s your favorite cooking show these days?

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