By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
Congratulations to Alexa Anason! During our fast-moving live online chat with Chopped Judge and Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan yesterday, Alexa successfully retweeted the following code words used by Chef Maneet in the Q&A session: "insane," "Ted Allen," "James Beard Award" and "CIA." Participants were encouraged to Tweet the code words, tagging the @NRAShow handle, as well as the hashtag #NRAShow, for a chance to win.
Alexa will receive Chef Chauhan's Signature Spice Kit, plus a recipe in which to use these special ingredients.
If you missed the special rebroadcast of Chef Chauhan's standing-room-only World Culinary Showcase demo at this year's NRA Show, here are some highlights from the online event yesterday.
Q: Any other planning for future competions?
MC: I am happy judging on Chopped right now!! Ted Allen is a rockstar. It's always more fun judging than being judged!
Q: Any particular reason you chose Nashville for your new restaurant? Will it be a fusion restaurant? Traditional Indian?
MC: Nashville is such an amazing upcoming culinary city!! It will be an Indian-influenced restaurant!! And its SUCH a cool city!!
Q: Chef what is the hardest dish you ever had to make?
MC: The hardest dish I ever made was the one that got me eliminated from Next Iron Chef. I had to make 4 dishes from the North, South, East and West of America. I just couldn't resist putting my Indian flair to these!!
Q: We are a class of culinary students in Stockton, CA. We are preparing to open the student run campus restaurant in 2 weeks. This week we are learning about customer service. Our question is: How do you define great customer service?
MC: Great Service is service that is impeccable, where before even the guest realizes what they want, the service is already given!!