See our Executive Chef “Mia Chefarella Chiarella” on The Taste Thursdays at 8pm on ABC
The Press Of Atlantic City
Mia Chiarella, executive chef of Wildwood’s Gia Restaurant, is one of the 15 remaining contestants who will try to cook her way to the top of ABC’s “The Taste.”
Chiarella, 27, was the final contestant put on one of the four teams headed by renowned chefs and food personalities during Thursday night’s season 3 premiere. She rounded out the four-member troupe for Nigella Lawson.
“I can breathe, and I’m part of ‘The Taste’,” Chiarella said after making it into the top 16 of 24 semi-finalists.
To get the judges’ attention, Chiarella made a burrata-stuffed chicken breast, a dish that judge and mentor Anthony Bourdain automatically said had a flavor of the Jersey Shore (Bourdain said on the show that he grew up in Bergen County).