Rooney went head-to-head with three other chefs, creating a "sophisticated" sushi dish, ostrich fan fillets with purple asparagus and a tube of roe in a blueberry wine sauce, and a "sweet and savory" French toast, according to a report on northjersey.com.
"I've always loved to cook and my children like to brag about how good my cooking is," Rooney told the website prior to the show airing.
The former mayor took part in the amateur competition — "Chopped" typically pits professional chefs against one another — more than a year ago. His daughter Jordan entered him into the running.
Rooney won $10,000 for his victory, and told northjersey.com that he'd give the prize away to charity.
For his next act, Rooney said he is in talks with other networks about further culinary adventures.
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