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Bridgette Washington owns a successful business called WithStyle Catering,  and feeds everyone from the famous, to family. The dish she made the judges of this competition? PNW Shrimp and Grits. (Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)

Chef Profile: Meet Bridgette Washington

The Chew is one of the most popular shows on daytime television. Every day at noon, millions of people watch Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon turn out tasty dishes. So we were STOKED when they launched the "Best Chef on the Block" contest, looking for a Seattle standout.

We sounded the alarm, and put out a call for local chefs to send us a video, on why we should pick them for the chance at representing the PNW on the national show. Tons of entries came in, but only three made the cut. We're profiling all three of them this week - before announcing the WINNER on Friday, February 16, 2018.

First up - Chef Bridgette Washington.

Washington owns a successful business called WithStyle Catering, and feeds everyone from the famous, to family.

"As a single mom, I have two sons - they are not little boys anymore", she laughs. "They're 27 and 22 and they are big guys! I cooked for all of them, their friends and their community."

She truly enjoys cooking and serving food, because that's all it takes to change someone's day.

We gathered Washington and her two fellow contestants, Young Cho and Kris Porter-Davis at the Portfolio Restaurant in downtown Seattle, for a 'Top Chef'-like cook-off.

The dish she made the judges? PNW Shrimp and Grits.

It's impossible to describe what happened next, so you're just going to have to watch above!