Local Chef to be compete on Food Network

Local chef to compete on Food Network

A Madisonville chef will be featured on an episode of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen next month. Executive Chef Cherise Johnson says she's tried out for several television shows in the past, but didn't make the cut. Food Network flew Johnson to Los Angeles in August for a taping of Cutthroat kitchen. She isn't able to spoil what happens in the episode, but says she learned a lot about herself.

"Being on cut throat kitchen has taught me to step my "A" game up in the kitchen as far as time consuming because when you're on the camera and those 30 minutes, 30 seconds go by just like that," said Johnson.

The episode airs on January 18th at 9:00pm. Johnson says her family and friends will have a viewing party at Applebees in Madisonville.