16-year-old Kid Chef Eliana (Eliana de Las Casas), award-winning chef, cookbook author, and radio show host, is the 2016 Food Network Chopped Teen Grand Champion. The tournament had 16 teens battling for a cash prize of $25,000. Kid Chef Eliana won the finale, which aired on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. With her prize money, Eliana realized her dream of starting her own spice company.
Eliana says, “It’s still hard to believe that I won. It’s really surreal. I am so excited to be able to launch my new line of spices called “Spice It Up.” The first seasoning blend I am debuting is my Creole blend. It’s a family-friendly blend that is less spicy and less salty than most Creole seasonings on the market. I am so grateful to my family, friends, school, and community for supporting me.”
Her hometown of New Orleans is the inspiration for this delicious stovetop-to-tabletop seasoning which is also perfect for blackening. With less salt and less heat, it’s a blend the whole family can enjoy.