What Chopped Winner Aarthi Sampath Is Up To Now

Chopped is one of the most popular food-themed competitive shows on TV for a reason. It has entertained audiences for years and has introduced them to several talented chefs.  The show adds more drama while filming an episode. It'll resort to something as simple as limiting the ingredients in the pantry and letting contestants battle against each other to get their hands on everything they need while preparing a dish. Whew.

One of the participants on the show was chef Aarthi Sampath, who appeared on the show's 29th season (via Pop Sugar). The chef has always been passionate about food, as per her website. She learned about food by exploring her parent' cookbooks and went on to study at the Institute of Hotel Management in Jaipur, India before working hard to get more familiar with restaurant kitchens across the country. Sampath eventually moved to the U.S to study at Johnson & Wales University and worked at the Michelin-starred NYC eatery, Junoon as an intern.

Aarthi Sampath has been food-trucking along

As per her website, Sampath's impressive resume includes collaborating with chefs at the James Beard Foundation and working on several cooking events. According to Pop Sugar, after her Chopped win, the chef continued to make a splash at Junoon and was promoted as the chef de cuisine. She then worked as a sous chef at The Breslin in New York.

Additionally, she has been a part of the show, Beat Bobby FlayAs per EatSeattle, the chef was crowned winner of the show's 15th season when she managed to impress judges with a delicious chicken biryani. She went on to open a food truck called Kukree in Seattle with her friend and business partner, Shilpi Gupta. Their business focused on offering a plethora of food options such as American dishes, Indian food, Mediterranean meals, and more. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has also worked as a sous chef at Rainbow Room. She is also very active on social media and has shared recipes with her fans on Instagram.