Tregaye Frazer’s  life-long dream of hosting her very own show will soon become reality! The 31-year-old Atlanta chef was crowned the next Food Network Star on Sunday night’s exciting season finale.

The chef and mother of two beat out fellow Atlanta competitor Jernard Wells, and fan favourite Damiano Carrara in the emotional and shocking conclusion to the 12th season. Tregaye’s spunky personality and flair for food fusion was enough to impress judges Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay.

After a few stumbles early on in the competition, Tregaye’s cooking and presentation skills brought her back in the running. She impressed judges with wow-worthy plates throughout the 12-week long journey, including her infamous Loco Moco Fried Rice Patties.

Tregaye has been honing her on-camera charm ever since she appeared in season 7 of Cutthroat Kitchen alongside Food Network Star competitor Yaku Moton-Spruill.  When it came to any on-camera challenges on Food Network Star, Tregaye left a mark on the mentors. “She really grabs your attention,” Giada exclaimed. Other guest judges like Tia Mowry gave kudos to Tregaye for being “authentic in her approach.”

Upon winning, Tregaye took to Instagram to debut a new look and express her gratitude. “I am so excited about my new job. I won’t let any of my family, friends or fans down. Love you all,” she wrote.

We can’t wait to see more of Tregaye on Food Network, cooking up a fusion feast in a fun, bold way. For now, we’ll let the champion enjoy those delicious deviled eggs.

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Congratulations, Tregaye Fraser. Welcome to the Food Network family!