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BCPS Food and Nutrition Services supervisor to compete on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ this Thursday



TOWSON, MD—A Baltimore County Public Schools employee will compete on a reality cooking show on the Bravo network this week.

Bettina Applewhite, senior operations supervisor in the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition, will compete on the “Top Chef Amateurs” episode airing this Thursday, August 12, at 9 p.m.

Produced by Magical Elves, “Top Chef Amateurs” gives talented home cooks the opportunity to test their skills in the “Top Chef” kitchen. The amateurs are paired with different “Top Chef” finalists, frontrunners, and fan-favorites. In each 30-minute episode, two amateur chefs compete head-to-head in some of the most iconic challenges from the “Top Chef” archives.

The winner of each episode receives $5,000 furnished by sponsor Wells Fargo.



Applewhite is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, School Nutrition Specialist, and food blogger. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hampton University and a master’s degree in integrative bioscience with a concentration in nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Tulane University.

Applewhite joined the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services in 2014 as a field representative and was promoted to her current position in 2015. Prior to working for BCPS, she worked in private industry.

Photo by David Moir of Bravo

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