Crocodile heart and marshmallow?
Combining these two ingredients with crackers and snap peas to create a delicious appetizer can be stressful for even the most seasoned chef.
But most of them aren’t Kayla Pfeiffer, executive chef and partner at Bicyclette Cookshop. She finds her greatest joy and confidence in her kitchen, even if it’s not her own.
Mr. Pfeiffer previously served as executive chef at several popular Naples restaurants executing concepts developed by others, including The French, Bar Tulia at Mercato, and also briefly worked at PJK Neighborhood Chinese.
What about this mashup kitchen?
on the set of Food Network’s “Chopped” in New York City. The show will be hosted by Ted Allen.
Pfeiffer and her three chef competitors had 15 minutes to figure out what to do with these diverse ingredients and cook them in a way that would appeal to the show’s three judges.
One such judge was Esther Choi, famous as the chef and owner of mŏkbar and mŏkbar Brooklyn. and For losing by just one point to five Iron Chefs in the final episode of Netflix’s Iron Chef: In Search of an Iron Legend.
“I’m a huge fan of hers. She’s a female chef and she’s a total badass, so it was really nice to meet her,” Pfeiffer said, but as seen on the show, there was a lot of tension between contestants and judges. The interaction was minimal.
Pfeiffer, who made his debut on the Food Network, had some familiarity with organ meats early in his career at the now-closed two-Michelin-star restaurant Picoline in New York City, where he served nose-to-tail meats. ingredients were used.
So what happened to her cooking?
Food Network higher-ups won’t tell us.
But if your curiosity is piqued, tune in to find out on January 9th at 8pm.
Southwest Florida foodie talent group
Pfeiffer, who has accomplished everything, will celebrate his 28th birthday on January 3rd.
But she’s not the youngest contestant on the Southwest Florida Food Network. That honor goes to Neapolitan baking sensation Alyssa Teluska. She was 12 years old when she made it to the final five during a season on the Food She Network’s “Kids Baking She Championship.”
Former Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club pastry chef Sean Dwyer appeared on Food Network’s Season 2 Spring Baking Championship: Easter 2022.
Chef Asif Saeed actually “beat Bobby Flay” in 2018 and appeared on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” and “Cutthroat Kitchen.”
Derrick Fox, a former Fort Myers resident, is a two-time finalist on FOX’s MasterChef.
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Former Daily News and news reporters Annabelle Tometich and Andrew Atkins serve as judges on Food Network’s “Big Restaurant Bets,” which is taped in Fort Myers and hosted by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. A one-time 2022 season was broadcast. Other locals on the panel included Darren Veilleux, who currently works for Rebecca’s, Jovana Batkovic of The Nice Guys of Cape Coral, and country singer Ben Allen.