No, but the winner of the competition receives prize money, usually in the amount of $10,000.
Ted Allen is the host of the Food Network's Chopped, a reality TV show that challenges four promising chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal.
The show is divided into three rounds; in each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five unrelated ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain all of these ingredients.
Tune in to Chopped every Tuesday at 10.00pm on Food Network.
You can watch full episodes of Chopped here.
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