One cafeteria worker in Saint Martinville stepped out of the school cafeteria and into the culinary ring last night for her television debut on Food Networks, Chopped. Lynette Thomas, a Saint Martinville Primary School cafeteria worker, wowed the judges with her culinary skills and made it right into the third round, the dessert round.
She was chopped then and didn't get to take home the grand prize of ten thousand dollars, but did get five thousand dollars and a trip to Washington DC. Lynette had to keep her experience and winnings a secret until the show aired, five months later.
She said she had to bite her tongue often from spilling the beans, but did and is happy she can now share her experience with the world. Lynette said if she had to do it all over again, she wouldn't change a thing. She is now planning to spend some of that money on decorating the school gym for Halloween.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Lynette needed to use several ingredients to make her dessert in the round she was chopped from. They included skim milk, corn flakes, blueberries and carrots.
She decided to make a blueberry pudding, with a side of carrots.