Chef from Loudoun County crowned “Chopped” champion

A chef who lived in Sterling and graduated from Park View High School was the winner on this week’s episode of “Chopped,” a popular reality cooking show on the Food Network.

David Ho beat three other chef-contestants to be crowned a “Chopped” champion on Wednesday’s episode (March 12, 2024).

The challenges included making an appetizer with duck, snow pea tips, mandarins, and scotch bonnet peppers; an entree using smash burger tacos, long beans, red snapper, and mushrooms; and a dessert with watermelon slices, blackberries, cornbread mix, and oaxaca cheese.

According to Patriot Nation, an alumni page for Park View High School, Ho was a 2020 graduate from the school. He went on to study at the famed Culinary Institute of America.

Ho is now a chef in the DC area promoting Vietnamese flavors and recipes. Among his endeavors, he has K Project, which focuses on Vietnamese coffee and Hue, which does pop-ups featuring Vietnamese dishes.

Congratulations to Chef Ho on his “Chopped” victory.