Leading up to her appearance on Food Network's hit show Chopped, Brassica Kitchen sous chef Brianna Bowering got tested Chopped-style by her coworkers. "Every day the kitchen is responsible for a meal for the staff before service. Leading up to me going on the show, some of the staff would go to the bodega down the street and pick three ingredients for me to cook with, then would set a time and watch me go for it. Each time we shortened the time I had to cook," said Bowering. To prepare for the show that pits four chefs against each other in three rounds of timed competition, Bowering memorized a few pastry recipes and ratios to ensure she had a few dessert possibilities if she made it to the final round.