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Amateur Cook Vs. Professional Chef: Raid The Fridge Challenge

A found foods cookoff.

Most of us know how to throw a meal together when we have to. Even if that means making a sandwich or throwing a frozen pizza in the oven.

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Watch as an amateur cook and professional chef face off in this crazy cooking challenge!

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This is Jade, and she's a self-proclaimed amateur cook. Her specialties include mac ‘n’ cheese and chocolate chip cookies (when it comes with that ready-made dough, though).

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BUT, she worked at Chipotle all through college so her burrito skills are on another level.

And this is Alvin. He's a producer at Tasty who loves food and has been cooking for a while.

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"I believe that food is super beautiful. I really focus on making food that I think is presentable as well as delicious."

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They decided to go head-to-head to see if Jade could kick Alvin's ass in a cooking challenge.

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But there was a catch! They had to work with whatever their friend, Tara, already had in her kitchen. They also had to follow these rules:

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Alvin went straight for the smoked paprika as his special ingredient because he thought it could easily take some foods to the next level.

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And in Tara’s fridge, he found some eggs, cheese, broccoli, maple syrup, bacon and some leftovers.

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Alvin was leaning towards making an omelet over bacon stuffed with cheese.

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Meanwhile, given Jade's past with excellent burrito-rolling at Chipotle, it was kind of a no-brainer for her to bring some tortillas as her main ingredient.

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"I'm just gonna take whatever is in this fridge, put it in this wrap, and make it taste good." Solid plan.

While raiding Tara's fridge, Jade found onions, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt, which are really the only ingredients Jade ever uses in all of her foods.

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She also found some avocados, which gave her the idea of perhaps making a vegetarian burrito.

It was time for the cook-off! Jade ran into problems pretty quickly when she cut the red onions because...they were onions.

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Alvin explained the red onions are the most acidic, making all that onion gas go right in the air.

When Alvin poured some maple syrup on his sizzling bacon to make it nice and sticky, Jade knew she may be in a little trouble.

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"Look at what he's doing! Like, are you serious?"

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Jade wanted to add jalapeños to her pico de gallo but didn't see any, so she thought mashed-up jalapeño Pringles would make a good substitution.

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Alvin was way confident. Once he took his omelette from the skillet he felt he had this one in the bag.

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I mean, the garnish definitely helped.

Meanwhile, Jade finished getting all the fixings in her burrito ready, and was proud to demonstrate her rolling skills from those Chipotle days.

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After taking in all the smells in her apartment (including whatever set off the smoke alarm), Tara was ready for the big taste test.

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She tried Alvin's dish first and thought it was really good.

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"I can see there are some Doritos on top. Oh, ohhhh — look at that cheese ball."

Then she tried Jade's omelet-stuffed burrito and thought it was also really good.

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"There's a lot of different flavors. It looks like we have some of my leftover chicken, which has been in there for I'm not really sure how long, but I love the creativity in that."

Although it was a difficult decision, and both "cooks" are Tara's friends...she picked Alvin's omelet on a bed of bacon.

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Alvin was awarded a tiny trophy for his victory. You'll get him next time, Jade!

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