This Birmingham chef competes on Chopped, Jan. 18—check it out

Panoptic, Raquel Ervin
Chef Raquel Ervin is a culinary star in Birmingham and beyond. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

She’s done it again! According to award-winning Birmingham Chef Raquel Ervin, she’ll be taking her culinary skills national with an upcoming appearance on Season 46 of the Food Network’s Chopped on Tuesday, January 18.

Who’s Chef Raquel Ervin?

Panoptic, Raquel Ervin
New year, new branding for SLIDE. (SLIDE / Facebook)

If you regularly follow Bham Now, you know we’re big fans of Ervin. From her catering business to Eat at Panoptic food truck and restaurant to a current rebranding under the name SLIDE, we’ve covered it all.

Eat at Panoptic’s Irondale restaurant—now named SLIDE—reopened on January 3, 2022 with a new name and brand-new menu items including 15 specialty sliders, two signature salads, five gourmet sides and new beverages. Visit SLIDE at 1819 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, Alabama 35210.

This isn’t the first time Ervin’s taken her skills to TV. Known locally and nationally, Ervin’s been a finalist on both the Food Network and The Cooking Channel competitions. Needless to say, she’s played a huge role in helping put Birmingham’s culinary scene on foodie’s radars everywhere. So, consider us super pumped for her upcoming episode on the Food Network’s Chopped

About the January 18th episode

Panoptic, Raquel Ervin
Get ready to watch! (SLIDE / Facebook)

In its 46th season, you’ve likely watched or at least know about the show Chopped—the Food Network show that pits four chefs against each other as they compete by turning baskets of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. The final chef wins $10,000.

Ervin will appear on Season 46, Episode 2 of the show titled Beast and Bourbon. She, along with three other chefs, will show off their genius by taming wild game meat in each round of the competition using different bourbons to accent and complement their dishes. Sounds like quite the competition!

Watch the episode

Can’t wait to see Ervin on Chopped? Neither can we! Tune into the Food Network on Tuesday, January 18 at 8PM to catch her in action.

Congrats and good luck Chef Raquel Ervin! We can’t wait to see what you cook up. 🎉

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