Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Trini chef makes it to finale of Chopped Gold Medal Games

Trinidadian chef, Dr Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, is back in winner's row.

The owner of The Sweet Lobby in Washington DC emerged as the top chef on NBC's Chopped Gold Medal Games on Tuesday night. She will move on to the Grand Finale and the chance to win US$50,000.

Ambrose, who won Cupcake Wars in 2012 with her brother Timothy, topped three other chefs in the competition which included the challenge to for the chefs to focus their creativity on a grocery store breakfast dough and a cut of lamb in the first round and a second dough and nostalgic spaghetti product.

Ambrose and her brother both graduated from MIT with degrees in chemical engineering.

Ambrose first got the cupcake bug while studying abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris as an undergrad.

In an interview with NPR, she said she became really mesmerised and captivated by the beauty, the craft of French patisserie and continued developing her passion while she studied for a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering and worked in the medical technology industry.

The finale of Chopped Gold Medal Games takes place on January 30.