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Grand Rapids chef, Jenn Fillenworth, to appear on Food Network's "Supermarket Stakeout"

Posted at 10:37 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 13:02:04-05

Jenn Fillenworth, also known as Jenny with the Good Eats, is taking her cooking skills to the competitive level as she appears on Food Network’s “Supermarket Stakeout” on January 19.

Chef Jenn is a personal chef and registered dietitian and also recently became the executive chef of Root Farmacy Café located in East Hills.

Supermarket Stakeout, hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, takes four chefs and puts them into the ultimate culinary battle. The twist? It's in a parking lot. The competitors must stake out groceries from shoppers exiting a grocery store. Each chef must negotiate with shoppers to buy their groceries right on the spot. The chefs are given $500 for all three rounds. Each round features a different twist and also a different theme. The one chef remaining will take home a grand prize of $10,000.

The network first reached out to Fillenworth back in 2019 but she was unable to compete due to a serious car accident. Then COVID-19 put a pause on production until October 2020 when Jenn was finally able to fly out to Los Angeles.

“It has been such a long battle over the past year and I’m beyond thankful for this opportunity and to represent Grand Rapids on National television,” Fillenworth states.

Jenn’s episode of “Supermarket Stakeout” will air on Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. EST on the Food Network.

Watch our interview with Jenn post-show to see how she did: