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Restaurant chefs are not the only ones making the cut for Food Network’s Chopped!

Tempe based Santa Barbara Catering will be represented this season on Food Network’s Chopped by Executive Sous Chef, Marissa Delgado.

The episode premiers on Food Network on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 8pm MST.

Delgado has been a chef at Santa Barbara Catering for seven years. Her spunky attitude and creative culinary skills were a perfect fit for her on-screen debut. Delgado is known for her molecular gastronomy and pastry experience, but with her catering background, her culinary knowledge is endless..

Photo Courtesy of Santa Barbara Catering

“Being able to represent not only Arizona, but also the catering industry on national television was  an experience that I am extremely proud of. My culinary depth as a catering chef helped to prepare me for this fast paced challenge. Also, having executed so many different custom menus for our clients, I was able to quickly plan a creative strategy during the competition. ” said Delgado.

Viewers will have to tune into Food Network’s Chopped on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 8pm MST to find out which ingredients Delgado was challenged with and the results of the competition.

About Santa Barbara Catering

Santa Barbara Catering is a full-service catering company based in Tempe, AZ. Named as “International Caterer of the Year” by International Catering Association, SBC is know for its commitment to distinctive design, quality and local ingredients, and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of business. Santa Barbara Catering offers creative custom menus, top-notch service and unique food presentation that make any event—small or large, casual or elegant—an unforgettable occasion. For over 25 years, we’ve led the event and catering industry with environmentally sound policies, fresh ideas, innovative design and contemporary style that ensures each guest experience is distinctive and memorable.

Our sister corporation, The Farm at South Mountain, is a ten-acre farm that is the home to three of our award winning restaurants, an organic style garden, a gift shop and two unique exclusive event venues that host 100 plus events per year.

In addition to being a preferred caterer at many of the valley’s top venues, we also proudly operate the restaurant at the Phoenix Art Museum, Palette, as well as act as their exclusive daytime caterer.

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