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Detroit chef wins ‘Chopped’ episode, donates winnings

Motor City Match 12th round cash awardee Baobab Fare has made national news again, following chef and co-owner Hamissi Mamba's impressive win on Food Network's "Chopped."

Mamba competed against three other chefs during the hour-long show and took the top spot, which includes a $10,000 prize. The chef will donate the cash prize to Freedom House Detroit and Burundi kids.

"This was not a choice for us to come to the United States,” said Mamba in a media alert about the win. “It was about survival. And after years of being here, of building a community space through Baobab Fare, Detroit Ni Nyumbani. That means and translates to ‘Detroit is Home,’ and it is so important to us that we give back to the people, and the community that has given us so much love and support over the years."

For more, visit The Detroit News.

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