Pride of New Orleans
Season 12, Episode 5
Air date June 26, 2012
Winner Linda Green
Episode Guide
Chocolate Challenge
All-American Competition
Four chefs from the Big Easy take on the big challenge of excelling in the Chopped Kitchen. In the first basket, half of the ingredients are very familiar, while the other mystery items just might throw the competitors off their game. In the entree round, the chefs make some very original choices with chai tea powder, and a judge makes a very surprising discovery on one of the plates. When both finalists take similar approaches to the dessert course, whose dish will the judges prefer?


  • Richard Bond, Chef and Culinary Instructor, Mardi Gras School of Cooking, New Orleans, LA
  • Linda Green, Caterer, Ms. Linda's Soul Food Catering, New Orleans, LA
  • Justin Kennedy, Chef, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, New Orleans, LA
  • Cody Monfra, Sous chef, Palace Cafe, New Orleans, LA




Ingredients: Razor Clams, Andouille Sausage, Lime Pickle, Cajun Chips


Ingredients: Catfish, Chard, Fig Preserves, Chai Tea Powder


Ingredients: Gin Liqueur, Huckleberries, Beignet Mix, Chicory Coffee



  • All four chefs are from New Orleans.
Chopped Season 12
<< Season 11Season 13 >>
#01 Grilltastic!#10 Grill Masters: Part Two
#02 Sunny Side Apps#11 Belly Dance!
#03 A Guts Reaction#12 Grill Masters: Part Three
#04 Chocolate Challenge#13 Cake Walk?
#05 Pride of New Orleans#14 Grill Masters: Part Four
#06 All-American Competition#15 Oui, Oui, Confit
#07 Orzo it Seemed#16 Grill Masters: Finale
#08 Food Network Stars!#17 Drawing a Flank
#09 Grill Masters: Part One

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