'MasterChef:' Meet the Winners from Previous Seasons
With ten completed seasons, an American competitive cooking reality TV show, "Masterchef" is a hit. Based on the original British series of the same name the competition-style program allows amateur and home chefs to compete for the title.
"MasterChef" is massively popular and has been on screen for ten seasons already. The show is hosted by Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott, Joe Bastianich, and Christina Tosi. The chefs testing the culinary skills of amateur chefs from the USA.
The amateurs face a number of challenges and dishes and every week the least impressive dish gets the maker eliminated. In the end, the winner of MasterChef wins $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy. Here is a look at the last ten winners of "Masterchef."
Whitney Miller was a college student from Poplarville, Mississippi. She bagged the "MasterChef" title at the end of season 1. After the show, she returned went on to complete her degree and released a cookbook called "Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm."
She recently released a second recipe book called "Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table." She has also published recipes and appeared in television cookery segments, cookery demonstrations, competitions, and consultancy work.
Jennifer Behm was a Realtor from Wilmington, Delaware before entering the competition. She went on to win season 2. After the show, Behm went on to appear at a number of cookery events/demonstrations. She also started her own catering company called Pink Martini Catering. She also runs the restaurant Red Fin Crudo with her husband Julio.
Christine Hà, a former student from Houston, Texas, bagged the title of MasterChef in Season 3. After the show, she published her cookbook called "Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food."
Currently, she offers private chef services and works as a brand ambassador and food blogger. She also co-hosts a television show called "Four Senses" and judged "MasterChef Vietnam." In 2014, she received the Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award and opened her restaurant The Blind Goat in Fall 2018.
Luca Manfé was a Restaurant Manager from Astoria, New York when he entered season 4 of "MasterChef." He walked away with the title and even gained praise from Gordon Ramsay for his short ribs.After the show, he released the cookbook called "My Italian Kitchen: Favorite Family Recipes" and launched a personal catering service called Dinner with Luca. He also opened a food truck called The Lucky Fig and hosts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Shaun and Claudia.
Courtney Lapresi had been a Dancer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before becoming the "MasterChef" season 5 winner.
After the show, she released a cookbook called "Everyday Fancy: 65 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks." Currently, she is working in sales for Tesla.
Claudia Sandoval worked as an Events Manager from La Mesa, California. She then entered and won "MasterChef" season 6 with an impressive three-course Mexican meal.After the show, she released a cookbook called "Claudia's Cocina: A Taste of Mexico" and launched a catering business called Claudia's Cocina. She also works as a brand ambassador for large brands and hosts online cookery classes with fellow MasterChef winners Luca and Shaun.
Shaun O'Neale was a DJ from Las Vegas, Nevada who entered and won "MasterChef" season 7. After the show, he published the cookbook called "My Modern American Table: Recipes for Inspired Home Cooks,"
He went on to host a number of pop up dining events. Currently, he hosts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Luca and Claudia.
Dino Angelo Luciano
Dino Angelo Luciano was a Dancer from Bensonhurst, New York. He entered the show in season eight and bagged the win with his inspired twist on traditional dishes like squid ink pasta, lamb chop, and tiramisu.He went on to host a number of exclusive dinners, He also hosts pop up dining experiences and currently works as the Executive Chef at Muse and Market in Phoenix.
Gerron Hurt, an English Teacher from Louisville, Kentucky, won the title of MasterChef in season 9. His southern themed menu left judges stunned.After the show, he went on to appear in a number of cookery events in Louisville. He plans to be part of the "Camp Masterchef" in 2019.
Dorian Hunter was a Creeler from Cartersville, Georgia who left judges in awe with her menu of scallops shot ribs and lemon blueberry tart. She bagged the MasterChef season 10 title. After MasterChef, Dorian is training at the restaurants of the three judges. She plans to start working on her cookbook and intends to use the cash she won to eventually start her own restaurant.