Bangor chef shows off her skills on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

The chef and co-owner of the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor, Chef Melissa Chaiken, competed in the Comfort Food Feud round featuring mac and cheese.

BANGOR, Maine — “Chopped” is a popular cooking show that airs on Food Network. Several chefs from Maine have competed on it, and one from Bangor cooked on Tuesday’s episode.

Chef Melissa Chaiken is the chef and co-owner of the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor.

Chaiken grew up in Japan and came to Maine to study history at Colby College. She learned a lot of her skills from her Asian family and truly found her passion shadowing

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