This October, Declaration’s own Chef Demetrio Zavala competed in The Food Network’s new “Chopped” tournament. In this new version of the popular reality show, four chefs competed to earn a spot in the finale, at the end of which one single champion – our very own Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala – was awarded the opportunity to cook head-to-head against Bobby Flay.
The Food Network recently did a one-on-one interview with Chef Demetrio, read it here. When asked how he plans to beat the legendary Bobby Flay, who is known for his Mexican cooking, Chef Demetrio says: “I might rock his world.”
Chef Demetrio Zavala on how he won two rounds of “Chopped”:
“I’m trying to push the envelope a little bit. Think about all the chefs in this world. Some chefs separate themselves by being different and unique. I did something that nobody else would have probably done, and that’s the creative element of being a chef.”
Come experience his creativity firsthand at Declaration in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. You will love how Chef Demetrio brings together the best flavors of the season from our local farmers, fishers, producers and purveyors into some of the city’s best pizza, salads, entrees and desserts. Explore his simplistic, robust yet unique approach to farm-to-table dining by checking out our seasonal menus,.
You can watch Demetrio’s first two episodes of the “Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay” tournament on The Food Network. Catch the finale, where Chef Zavala cooks against Bobby Flay, on Thursday October 27 at 9/8 Central.
Make your reservation to dine on Chef Zavala’s best salads, pizzas, entrees and desserts at Declaration in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood by calling us at (202) 627-2277 or make your reservation via OpenTable today.