Chef Steek wins Man Fieri’s cooking competitors and the keys to ‘Hen Man’

DREXEL HILL, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A neighborhood chef is about to personal and function his very personal restaurant, due to a giant win on star chef Man Fieri’s aggressive cooking present.

Kevin ‘Steek’ Cooper will quickly open the primary “Hen Man” franchise in Philadelphia after popping out on high on “Man’s Probability of a Lifetime.”

“Chef Steek” actually confirmed his Philadelphia grit for this victory.

As he was competing on the present, he came upon his spouse, LaToya, needed to begin remedy for most cancers.

Then, his sister Kedisha died.

However the Military veteran and North Philadelphia native channeled this metropolis’s combating spirit and got here out on high.

“Flip up Philly, I am so excited,” Cooper stated. “I am grateful for the chance. Man Fieri is an incredible man, and now I obtained my very own ‘Hen Man.'”

Chef Steek began cooking on the age of 9, making peanut butter cookies on repeat.

He earned the nickname ‘Steek’ as a baby.

Fieri liked his meals however gave him one piece of recommendation.

“He advised me, ‘Hear, we all know you’re this wonderful man, however simply smile somewhat bit extra. We all know you had been within the navy, and also you’re from Philly, and also you get issues achieved, nevertheless it’s okay to smile, you already know?”

Steek was additionally the valedictorian of JNA Institute of Culinary Arts in South Philadelphia.

He was again there Thursday, sharing his journey and his recipes with college students.

Chef Steek additionally runs Succulent Creativeness, a catering firm.

He simply revealed a cookbook, and he has a wine label.

Now, he has the keys to tips on how to personal Hen Man.

He hopes to open someplace within the Philadelphia space this summer season.

Motion Information can be joyful to report that LaToya has completed her remedy.

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