May 26, 2022

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Culinary adventure for Marblehead chef on Food items Community

It was a crazy culinary journey for Alex Pineda, govt chef at The Landing, as he appeared on the finale of a “Chopped” cooking contest on the Food items Community.

“I was chopped,” stated Pineda right after the finale aired July 20, when he was minimize from the competitors.  “Everything is meant to be. I unquestionably figured out that becoming humble is a attractive matter.”

A week before, a crowd at The Landing erupted as Pineda defeat three competition to make it to the finals.

“We rejoiced with oysters and champagne,” explained The Landing General Manager Robert Simonelli at the time. “Alex brings so a great deal electricity to this location. He seriously is an inspiring man.”

Dina Sweeney, who also operates at The Landing, was clapping alongside with diners as they viewed the episode on a significant-monitor Television.

“I’m so psyched,” she stated. “He is so passionate about this.”

Pineda joined The Landing this spring, following working as executive chef at Boston cafe, Scampo. At just 31 years old, he has cooked in dining establishments around the environment. Pineda will come from restaurant royalty. His mom is Lydia Shire, who owned Biba, Pignoli, Locke-Ober and other Boston sizzling spots.

Pineda now life in Marblehead, close to the restaurant, with his spouse and new child son, Max.