Arizona Top Chef Family Style contestants celebrate James Beard win

Scottsdale mother-son duo Bobbie Lopez and Jack Cruickshank compete in season one of Top Chef Family Style.

When Monti Carlo, a Tv set personality and chef, declared the winner of the 2022 James Beard Award for the actuality or levels of competition visual media group on June 11, two group chats — 1 for the prodigies and another for the adults — exploded. 

Top rated Chef Family Style, a new spinoff of the Prime Chef cooking competitiveness series, had gained soon after its initial time.

The level of competition showcases 13 budding chefs who put their abilities to the test with the assistance of a family members member and metro Phoenix teen, Jack Cruickshank had competed in the debut period.

Meet Jack Cruickshank and Bobbie Lopez:Scottsdale family members on Major Chef

Grammy Award-winning musician Meghan Trainor hosts Top Chef Family Style with James Beard. Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson serves as head judge.

‘It’s the clearly show that retains giving’

The assumed of being on an award-profitable show never crossed Cruickshank’s head. The 13-12 months-old from Scottsdale and his mom Bobbie Lopez entered the opposition simply hoping he would acquire comments and validation from significant-profile cooks. 

“When I was doing the show and cooking, I never ever thought about profitable a James Beard award,” Cruickshank said. “It never like popped to my intellect that I could be a winner for it.”

Theresa D. Begay

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