How to watch this Phoenix chef compete on 'Chopped: Casino Royale XL'

Bahar Anooshahr
Arizona Republic
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Chef Jorge Gomez appears on "Chopped"

Chef Jorge Gomez, a corporate chef and partner at Humble Pie and Humble Bistro is competing on Food Network's "Chopped: Casino Royale XL: Battle Four," airing on Jan. 24.

In this competition, the contestants are allowed to gamble away an ingredient they don't like to cook with. For example, one basket features something called "goat water."聽

But giving away an ingredient does not guarantee getting back a better ingredient. It depends on what number the players roll. Odd numbers result in a worse ingredients, while even numbers bring better ones.

Who is chef Jorge Gomez?

Born in Hermosillo, Mexico, Gomez graduated from the Culinary Institute of Mexico in Puebla. But his love of cooking started even early. At a young age he learned the secrets of the kitchen from his grandmother.

His professional experience here in the Valley includes stints as corporate executive chef at Genuine Concepts: The VIG, The Beverly, The McMillan and The Little Woody.

Gomez is also no stranger to the Food Network. He competed and won both "Guy's Grocery Games" and the "Ultimate Summer Cook-Off" in 2018.

The chef is in the process of opening two new concepts in metro Phoenix: Humble Oysters and Bubbles on High Street, set to open at the beginning of March, and Humble Tortas and Tacos inside Terminal three of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, set to open in February.

How to watch Gomez compete on Food Network's 'Chopped, Casino Royale XL: Battle Four'

Season 54, episode 5 airs on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. MST on Food Network.

Stream it on FoodNetwork.com and Discovery Plus.

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