Jen Royle is a 13-year professional sports reporter turned professional chef, winning a New York sports Emmy in 2008 during her time covering the New York Yankees. She switched careers after cooking into the finale of ABC's prime time cooking series, "The Taste," where she surpassed 19 other chefs to finish fifth of 24. She is now the chef and owner of Dare To Taste, LLC, a private chef company in Boston. She recently appeared on The Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" in Season 10's "Better Late Than Never" episode.