Caribbean Food – Caribbean Roots, 11, is the “Junior Chef Showdown” champion
By NAN Food Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri July 30, 2021: An 11-year-old Toronto-born boy with Caribbean roots is the winner of the “Junior Chef Showdown” competition.
Nazaree Arandjelovic won the TV cooking contest on Food Network Canada’s “Junior Chef Showdown”.
“I wasn’t the loudest chef in the kitchen,” Nazaree Arandjelovic said of her time on the show, where, according to her father, Owen Arandjelovic, she “just channeled her energy into creating his dishes “.
The dishes that Arandjelovic created – which she describes to the Toronto Star as “elevated comfort food” – gave classic recipes unexpected twists, with elements inspired by her Caribbean heritage.
Both first-generation Canadians, his parents were heavily influenced by their own parents’ backgrounds – from Curacao, Trinidad and Jamaica – in food, religion and entertainment.
“My family gathers at my grandmother’s for Sunday dinner, which is a great tradition in Caribbean culture,” said Arandjelovic. “We have traditional Caribbean dishes like rice, peas and stewed chicken. “
Arandjelovic won the coveted league title and $ 25,000 in prize money.