Reds chef to be on ‘Chopped’

Four executive chefs from Delaware North-Sportservice that work for teams at Major League ballparks will be competing on the Food Network series, “Chopped.”

Reds executive chef James Major

Reds executive chef James Major

The episode titled,“Big Hitters,” will air Wednesday, October 8th at 8 p.m. ET on Food Network.

Here is more from the press release received on Monday:

“Hosted by Ted Allen, each round includes a basket of ingredients that have a connection to baseball. In the first basket, the competing chefs find some typical game-day eats, including Italian sausage. Then in the second round, the chefs are pleased to see a beautiful flank steak. In the dessert round, the judges (Scott Conant, Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag) hope that the desserts are delicious, down to the last blueberry.The four chefs must use their professional training and culinary creativity to impress the judges and avoid the dreaded chopping block.”

Competitors include:

Josh Distenfeld – Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles
Jessica Helms- Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals
James Major – Great American Ball Park for the Cincinnati Reds
Cristobal Vazquez – Globe Life Park for the Texas Rangers


Jessica Helms used to work in the Riverfront Club @ GABP!!! She’s AWESOME!!!

Like the show. Hope he does well. Thank heaven there is more talent in the organization than the 2014 baseball team.

All four very good Chefs but I think I know who will win

Chef James will knock it out of the park

this summer, my wife and I attended a wedding reception at the GABP banquet hall (the groom was a Reds employee). The food was fabulous!

James, you were awesome, I had no doubts that you would win. Congratulations!!
You cooked like a true Viking!!

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