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Top Chef Junior competitor visits local restaurant 

Noah Cryns

Top Chef Junior competitor Noah Cryns.

Top Chef Junior competitor Noah Cryns, 12, visited town this week to spend time with his family and stopped in at Odyssey World Cafe, one of his favorite restaurants in Paso Robles.

“I tried a few items off of the Odyssey Cafe lunch menu,” he said. “The Caesar salad had a dressing that tasted homemade with delicious fresh shaved Parmesan cheese on top. The Chicken Alfredo had a sauce that was rich in flavor and had a great texture. The pasta tasted freshly made, which made the dish come together as a whole. I also tasted the cheeseburger and it was cooked to perfection. Overall, I recommend Odyssey because of the delicious food being served and the exceptional service.”

In the second season of Top Chef Junior, which premiered Sept. 8, 2018, 12 talented young chefs competed for the top prize on TV. Out of 23 young contestants that started in the show’s “boot camp”, Cryns made it to fourth place. He lives in Chicago but visits Paso Robles often.

Cooking and restaurants run in Noah’s blood — his mom was a restaurant waitress for many years, and his father was a line cook. His great grandfathers were butchers. He wants to follow in his parents’ footsteps by opening a chain of restaurants.

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Noah Cryns at Odyssey World Cafe.

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