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Port Chester Chef Wins $10,000 On Food Network's 'Chopped'

Maurice “Mo” Major lives in New Rochelle and is a chef in Port Chester.
Maurice “Mo” Major lives in New Rochelle and is a chef in Port Chester. Photo Credit: File

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Maurice “Mo” Major, chef at Bartaco's in Port Chester, beat out three competitors during the “T.G.I. Fry-day” themed episode of "Chopped" that aired Tuesday, March 10, on the Food Network to win $10,000.

Major celebrated his win with his close friends and family in his New Rochelle home.

Major has worked at Bartaco for nearly two years and cooked in both Westport and Stamford locations before settling in at Port Chester.

Major is a New Rochelle native, and volunteers monthly in the city’s Hope Community Services Kitchen.

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