It’s been a hot year for Zapoteca chef/owner Shannon Bard. She started it sizzling with a Flay take down, followed by a Beard House dinner, now the gourmet gal fans the flames higher with an appearance on Kitchen Inferno, Dec. 10.
The relative newcomer to the stove takes on well-known chefs in this pressure-fueled food challenge on the Food Network’s newest show. Host Curtis Stone oversees these fiery battles. And Bard, who also owns Mixteca in Durham, N.H., could stand to win $25,000 for her verve and velocity.
“This experience was incredibly exhilarating but also extremely difficult,” said Bard in a prepared statement. “I am thrilled and honored that I had the opportunity to compete against some of the top chefs in the country because it helps me become a better chef.”
All of Portland has Bard’s back, but she better open her Spanish restaurant Toroso (originally planned for Oct.) soon so we can stand a chance of trying her cuisine without an hour wait. Go Bard!
Watch party, December 10th at Glass at Hyatt Place Portland Old Port at 9:30 p.m.