A teen chef who won an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” has died at the age of 17. Fuller Goldsmith died on Tuesday after a long battle with leukemia. Saturday would be his 18th birthday, WIAT, a CBS affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, reports.
Goldsmith appeared on “Chopped Junior,” a kid’s cooking competition, in 2017 when he was 14 and went on to win his episode. He also appeared on the first season of the similar NBC-Universal show, “Top Chef Junior,” that same year.
He was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was three, but was in remission for four years. The cancer returned this year, and he took a turn for the worst this week, his dad Scott Goldsmith told WIAT. “He got tired and was ready to go,” his dad said.
Since he was 4 years old, Goldsmith knew he wanted to be a chef. After winning “Chopped