It wasn't looking good for Franklin Lakes caterer Ninamarie Bojekian, who was hoping to get a slot on ABC's "The Taste."
One by one, the judges rejected her, turned off by her gutsy combination of Chilean sea bass with spicy corn, pickled apple, butterscotch sauce, cilantro and Bulgarian feta.
But in the end, it impressed chef Anthony Bourdain, and Bojekian was in.
Tonight, Bojekian competes again, putting her skills to the test in front of a panel of judges.
Check out "The Taste" tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC
To read more about Ninamarie Bojekian on "The Taste," click here.
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Ninamarie will also appear at Chef Central next Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. for the final round of Ultimate Chef Bergen County, facing off against Esty Street chef Adam Weiss. Be sure to check out the event and coverage following on bergen.com!