Young Chicago chef competes for national title

March 6, 2011 6:33:35 AM PST
Chicago native and Kendall College student Marco Bahena has won the North Central Regional ''S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef''contest and is now a finalist in the national competition.

That takes place March 11-14 in Napa Valley, California, at the Culinary Institute of America. Bahena won the regional contest with his Mediterranean Lamb Loin, and he showed how to make his elaborate meal during his visit in our ABC7 studio.

The "Almost Famous Chef" finals will be streamed live on the web at

Bahena will compete against nine other regional winners for a chance to win up to $20,000 in prizes and a paid apprenticeship from one of the participating chef judges.

For more information on the young chef, visit