UNION COUNTY, NJ – Tom Colicchio isn’t the only one with Elizabeth connections and culinary talent. Benedictine Academy senior Alyssa Chacon recently competed on the Food Network’s national television show “Chopped Teen Tournament.”

Although not the winner, the 17-year-old Union resident was recognized for her participation in the competition. She received a resolution recognizing andd congratulating her for her appearance from Union County freeholder chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh and freeholders Vernell Wright and Alexander Mirabella.