FOOD Network’s Chopped shocked fans when the show announced that contestant Taylor Hurt had passed.
The chef had dreams to become a renowned cook in the industry.
Who was chef Taylor Hurt and how did she die?
Taylor Hurt, 30, was a chef and contestant on the cooking show Chopped.
She hailed from Hattiesburg, Mississippi but worked in Brooklyn, New York.
Hurt was a professional chef at New York’s LaRina restaurant in Brooklyn.
She created many original recipes and published her own in the Be Nourished cookbook.
Prior to working in New York, she worked as a sous-chef at The Birdhouse Cafe in her hometown and was a cook at Cotton Blues.
Hurt tragically passed on November 29, 2020.
Her cause of death is still unknown.
According to her obituary, she is survived by her parents Gary and Luvith Hurt, Del Sanders, and Kay Cameron, and her sister Vivian Hurt.
What did people say about Taylor Hurt’s death?
Fans of the cooking competition took to social media to wish their condolences to Hurt’s family after the show dedicated the latest episode to her.
One fan wrote: “@alexalive9 @caseyscall I just watched the #Chopped episode with your friend #TaylorHurt. She seemed like a beautiful person. So sorry she passed so soon.”
Another replied: “Terrific show, as always. I was saddened by the “In Memory of Taylor Hurt” at the end.
“I hope her family and friends took comfort in seeing her make such a great Jambalaya in the Chopped kitchen.”
A third said: “I thoroughly enjoyed her on the show tonight may she R.I.P.”
How can I watch Chopped?
Chopped airs on the Food Network on Tuesdays at 9pm ET.
Episodes are available on Hulu, YouTube TV, and Sling TV with a paid subscription.
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