Chef with Plaq. ties wins season premiere of ‘Chopped’Jun 3rd, 2013 | By Seth Babin | Category: news
Brandon Boudet, son of Myrtle Grove residents Bob and Janet Boudet, wowed the judges and won the $10,000 grand prize on a recent episode of the hit Food Network show Chopped.
Boudet took on three other chefs in a three-round culinary clash and sealed the championship with his seared Chateaubriand with two sauces using peppercorns, lemongrass and butter.
Boudet is an alumnus of Brother Martin High School who held fundraisers at his Hollywood area restaurants after Hurricane Katrina and donated the proceeds to rebuilding the St. Paul’s Missionary Church in Ironton.
Along with business partner Warner Ebbink, Boudet now owns four popular restaurants in and around Hollywood: The 101 Coffee Shop in the historic Hollywood Hills Hotel; Domenick’s, a former rat pack hangout once owned by Frank Sinatra; Tom Bergin’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, which served as the original inspiration for the classic sitcom Cheers; and Little Dom’s, which was recently featured in the film We Bought a Zoo starring Matt Damon and Scarlet Johannson.