Arnold's Bar and Grill chef wins Food Network's 'Chopped'

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 17:17:16-05

CINCINNATI — Arnold's Bar and Grill may not have alligator on the menu, but head chef Kayla Robison showed she can cook it with ease in Tuesday's episode of the Food Network show "Chopped."

Robison beat out three other chefs to become the "Chopped" champion, winning bragging rights and a cool $10,000. The win is not her first foray into cooking competition shows. In 2019, Robison won "Guy's Grocery Games."

Arnold's hosted a watch party, celebrating Robison's win with a plaque on the wall.

"Winner, winner, chicken dinner! We couldn't be more proud of our Executive Chef and the newest #Chopped Champion, Kayla Robison," Arnold's said on Facebook.

The tavern was not the only place hosting a watch party Tuesday. Robison said on Facebook her family had a viewing party at a Grand Forks, N.D., Applebee's — the place she said her career started.

Robison's success will not be the last time Arnold's is in the spotlight. "Shirley," Regina King's movie about the first Black congresswoman, filmed in and around Arnold's Monday.

"We are going to respect their wishes and not discuss any details on exactly what they were filming or who was in the scenes, but what a super fun day," the tavern said on Facebook.

Collider reported the film, also starring Lance Reddick and Terrence Howard, will be released on Netflix.

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