I was just watching an old Chopped episode, where 3 of 4 contestants said they had no professional training -- and they are current head chefs of nearly unknown restaurants on the East Coast.
What made the episode interesting was that these contestants weren't so well rounded, and many basic mistakes were made.
This had me wondering: how would a top-notch home chef do on this Chopped episode?
I think a home chef would fare well on the show, as long as said home chef had adequate speed, ingredient knowledge, creativity, grace under pressure.
I don't know about you, but I'd sure like to see a home chef knock off one of three of the pros in a given episode...
What do you think?