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Chef Profile: Meet Young Cho

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.

Meet Chef Young Cho.

At the time of this segment filming, Cho owned an Asian fusion restaurant called Phorale, located in the middle of a convenience store. Unfortunately, soon after this competition taped, there was a mishap at the convenience store where Phorale was housed. The restaurant had to shut down, but Cho is still whipping up food at homeless shelters and retirement centers. Because that's just the kind of guy he is!

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

The dish he made the judges? 'The Jungle', a mixture of PNW seafood and Korean spices.

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