The Tulane Hullabaloo

Future of Food: 10-year-old Kaj Friis-Hecht wins Chopped Junior

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

"Please don't say my name, please don't say my name, please don't say my name," was all that was running through his mind as host Ted Allen prepared to announce which contestant would be leaving the competition. Ten-year-old Kaj Friis-Hecht's dream became a reality when he packed his knives from Hillel's...

Hillel’s Kaj Friis-Hecht heats up “Chopped Junior”

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

January 23, 2017

The camera catches every moment as mystery ingredients haunt competitors and Ted Allen begins his countdown. Even professional chefs falter in the "Chopped" kitchen, yet 9-15-year-olds have proven they can take on the challenge, as long as their blue step ladder is present. One of the newest competitors...