Preston Nguyen has had quite a year.
The 19-year-old from Arlington graduated from high school, completed his first year of college and was recently crowned World Food Champion, taking home an oversized $100,000 check.
In early May, the World Food Championships were held in South Carolina, bringing the best chefs in the world together for a high-pressure competition. Ten chefs competed at the event dubbed “The Final Table.”
He booked his ticket to the final competition after winning the World Chef Challenge at the World Food Championships main event in Dallas late last year. The young chef won $7,500 and a spot in the finals against seasoned veterans of the kitchen twice his age.
For both competitions, the head chef is allowed two sous chefs