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Troy chef wins Food Network competition

Posted at: 05/12/2014 12:30 PM
Updated at: 05/12/2014 1:19 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Marla Ortega, co-owner and chef at  Illium Cafe in Troy won the top prize in a Food Network competition.
Marla Ortega, co-owner and chef at Illium Cafe in Troy won the top prize in a Food Network competition.
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Congratulations to a chef from Troy who proved that she can cook, on national television.

Marla Ortega and her husband own the 'Illium Cafe' in Troy.

Marla competed on the 'Food Network's show "Guy's Grocery Games", and she won.

Marla beat the other chefs and came home with $18,000.

She made eggs benedict for the judges and pasta with clams and mussels.

Marla says the money will go to their son's college scholarship fund.