Twin Cities chef Sara Johannes felt the heat -- as all cooks do -- but made it past the first round of Bravo TV's reality competition "Top Chef: New Orleans" Wednesday night, the Pioneer Press reports.
Johannes, an executive chef at Shoyu at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, is now in the top 15 after two contestants were eliminated.
During Wednesday night's show Johannes prepared tuna tataki, as well as some strawberry creations that included a beignet, a strawberry shortcake and a cocktail, the paper says.
Johannes was selected in August as a contestant for the show. A native of Milwaukee, she earned her degree in culinary arts from St. Paul College.
"Top Chef: New Orleans" airs at 9 p.m. CT Wednesdays on Bravo TV.