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Buffalo State alum triumphs on 'Chopped'

Lazarus Lynch out-cooked three other Web Stars cooking talents to move on to the next round of Food Network's "Chopped" competition.

The three-round competition saw him offer eggs with Japanese mayonnaise and blood sausage patty, duck breast with a Thai iced tea curry sauce, and mango mochi panna cotta with quince and dragon fruit sauce for dessert.

Under "Chopped" rules, cooks get four mystery ingredients and a few minutes to create an appetizer, then an entree, and finally a dessert. One contestant is "chopped" after each round.

The Buffalo State College graduate was chosen as a contestant on the strength of his YouTube channel, "Son of a Southern Chef." If he wins the April 25 finale, $50,000 will go to 4-H, his chosen charity.

"Competing on 'Chopped' definitely is a gymnasium for every chef, and I think every chef should experience this, because it is the ultimate culinary workout," Lynch said in a post-contest interview. "Seriously. All of my culinary juices were flowing."

See the rest of Lynch's interview here.

Buffalo State alum Lynch to appear on Food Network's 'Chopped'

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