JACKSON, Miss. – A Jackson chef recently competed on the Food Network show "Chopped," and won his round. Nick Wallace, head chef at the Mississippi Museum of Art, appeared on the October 17th episode of "Chopped: Alton's Challenge," where he and the other three chefs were challenged to create meals from mystery ingredients with dehydrated food being the theme of the basket ingredients.
Wallace grew up in rural Mississippi and was farming and raising animals as soon as he could walk. He started his culinary career washing dishes in high school, and eventually became the Executive Chef at the Palatte Cafe at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Wallace will move on the compete in the finals with three other preliminary winners for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000