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Let's R.A.P. Trials to Triumph

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Welcome to another great evening of Let's R.A.P.! Kevis and Romero bring another gifted voice to tonights show!

Tonight the duo have special guest Chef TJ Torres out of Philadelphia. Torres is a recent winner of  the April 19 episode of The Food Network’s “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

The native New Yorker, who has spent most of the last 15 years in South Philly, returned to his home state in February after responding to social networking correspondence from producers. The second-season show finds Burrell, herself a veteran of culinary competitions through the network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” assisting establishments in their hunts for executive chefs, with Torres eager to see if he could fry his three competitors and emerge victorious.

The confident figure credits his upbringing for his pursuit of seeing sated diners. Hanging out in the kitchen as relatives prepared meals, he always believed cooking’s inherent hands-on qualities could yield his vocation.

“My family at times wasn’t sure, but I knew I could put my all into cooking, which I found so artistic and deserving of someone’s full attention,” Torres, who increased his adolescent interest by watching public television segments, including the late Julia Child, said.

Fully aware of his first turf’s reputation for producing appetite-answering professionals, he chose to come to Philadelphia to build his skills in 1996 and enrolled at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. The facility helped him to absorb different influences that have continued to inspire tendencies to explore and experiment.

“Certain people have their distinctions, but I dabble in everything because I don’t want to be limited,” Torres said.

This is sure to be another great show! Tune in to hear how Chef Torres defines his trials to Triumph!