Montclair’s own Aidan Dowell will be a competitor on next week’s Chopped Jr, airing Wednesday March 1 at 8pm on Food Network.
Aidan is a 7th grader in House Lofrano at Glenfield Middle School. He prepared to compete on Chopped, Jr. by taking cooking lessons with Karan Fischer of Montclair Culinary Academy.
Aidan competes in a music-themed episode (entitled “Turn Up the Beet”), and Misty Copeland is one of the judges.
In addition to his cooking skills, Aidan also plays trumpet with Glenfield’s Jazz Band, was a member of Drums of Thunder at Hillside, and takes piano at Watchung Music Studio.
Tune in to see how Aidan handles beets and octopus on Chopped, Jr.!