We have been following Xavier Santiago's story from the start of his run on Chopped and we are happy to tell you that he won. According to the Hartford Courant the road to victory would not be easy. The ingredients he and the other contestants had to work with were; kibbeh nayeh, umeboshi and dragon-fruit.
Xavier is currently enjoying a run on the television competition on the Food Network called Chopped. We caught up with Xavier to find out about his background, learn about cooking competitively on TV and see who he thinks is the biggest phony in the celebrity chef world.