Monday, 31 December 2018

Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed


Kitchen Nightmares is a kitchen makeover reality show featuring Gordon Ramsay visiting restaurants, identifying the key issues and resolving them. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, also known as Kitchen Nightmares UK aired from 2004 to 2014, with 7 seasons and 36 episodes. Kitchen Nightmares USA aired from 2007 until 2014, with 7 seasons and 90 episodes, including revisited episodes. 

On each post you will find a Kitchen Nightmares episode recaps, updates and information on each restaurant that Chef Gordon Ramsay has attempted to save from closure. You will find out which Kitchen Nightmares are open or closed. 

Kitchen Nightmares Closure & Success Rates

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The Kitchen Nightmares Closure Rate stands at 76% (80/105)


Click on  the link for each restaurant to read more about why the restaurants closed


Costa Del Nightmares

4 episodes
Aired : September - October 2014
Closure Rate: 75%


Quelcuttis Tapas - CLOSED La Granada Divino - CLOSED
Le Deck - CLOSED Mayfair / Jacks Chicken Shack - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Season 7 

10 Episodes
Aired: April 2014 - September 2014
Closure Rate: 67% 


Bella Luna - CLOSED Zayna Flaming Grill - OPEN
Mangia Mangia - CLOSEDKati Allo - CLOSED
Old Neighborhood Restaurant - CLOSED Pantaleone's - OPEN 


Kitchen Nightmares Season 6

16 episodes
Aired: October 2012 - May 2013
Closure Rate: 62%



Amy's Baking Company - CLOSEDChappy's - CLOSED 
Prohibition Grille - CLOSEDYanni's Greek Restaurant - OPEN
Mill Street Bistro - CLOSEDNino's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED 
Sam's Mediterranean
 Kabob Room - CLOSED
Levanti's American Bistro - CLOSED
Olde Hitching Post - OPEN Ms Jean's Southern Cuisine - OPEN
Mama Maria's - OPENBarefoot Bobs - CLOSED
La Galleria 33 - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Season 5

17 episodes
Aired: September 2011 - March 2012
Closure Rate: 64%



Spin A Yarn Steakhouse - OPENCharlie's Italian Bistro - CLOSED
Cafe Hon - OPENPark's Edge - CLOSED
Chiarella's Ristorante - CLOSEDEl Greco - CLOSED
Michon's - CLOSEDZocalo - CLOSED
The Greek at the Harbor - OPEN Burger Kitchen - CLOSED
Luigi's D' Italia - OPENMike and Nellie's - CLOSED
Leone's - OPENBlackberry's - CLOSED 

Kitchen Nightmares Season 4

14 episodes
Aired: January 2011 to May 2011
Closure Rate: 58%



Oceana - OPENZeke's - CLOSED
Capri - OPENKingston Cafe - OPEN
Cafe Tavolini - CLOSEDDowncity - CLOSED
Davide - CLOSEDGrasshopper Also - CLOSED
PJ's Steakhouse - CLOSEDClassic American - CLOSED
Spanish Pavillion - OPENLa Frite - CLOSED


Kitchen Nightmares Season 3

13 episodes
Aired: January 2010 - May 2010
Closure Rate: 75%



Sushi Ko - CLOSEDFleming - CLOSED
Anna Vincenzo's - CLOSEDMama Rita's - CLOSED
Casa Roma - CLOSEDLe Bistro - OPEN
Lido di Manhattan - OPENMojito - CLOSED
Bazzini - CLOSEDFlamangos / The Junction - CLOSED
Hot Potato Cafe - CLOSEDLa Frite - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Season 2

12 episodes
Aired: September 2008 to January 2009
Closure Rate: 100%



Cafe 36 - CLOSEDSanté La Brea - CLOSED
Fiesta Sunrise - CLOSEDSabatiello's - CLOSED
Jack's Waterfront - CLOSEDHannah & Mason's - CLOSED
J Willy's - CLOSEDBlack Pearl - CLOSED
Trobiano's - CLOSEDGiuseppi's - CLOSED
Handlebar - CLOSED


Kitchen Nightmares Season 1

10 episodes
Aired: September 2007 - December 2007
Closure Rate: 90%



The Secret Garden - CLOSEDCampania - CLOSED
Lelas - CLOSEDFinn McCool's - CLOSED
Sebastians - CLOSEDThe Olde Stone Mill - OPEN
Seascape - CLOSEDThe Mixing Bowl - CLOSED
Dillons / Purnima - CLOSEDPeters - CLOSED


Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares UK

Aired: April 2004 - January 2009
24 episodes
Closure Rate: 83%



The Dovecote Bistro / Martins - CLOSEDRunaway Girl / Silversmiths - OPEN
The Granary - CLOSEDThe Curry Lounge - CLOSED
The Fish and Anchor - CLOSEDThe Priory - CLOSED
Piccolo Teatro - CLOSED Ruby Tates / Loves Fish - CLOSED
Rococo / Maggies - CLOSEDMorgans - CLOSED
The Fenwick Arms - OPENLa Parra de Burriana - CLOSED
La Gondola - CLOSEDClubway 41 / Jacksons - CLOSED
The Sandgate Hotel - OPENOscars - CLOSED
La Riviera - OPENMomma Cherri's - CLOSED
D-Place - CLOSEDLa Lanterna - CLOSED
Moore Place - CLOSEDThe Walnut Tree Inn - OPEN
The Glass House - CLOSEDBonapartes - CLOSED


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Hotel Hell Open or Closed

Hotel Hell Open or Closed

A list of all the Hotels featured on Hotel Hell, whether they are open or closed with further information on the establishments featured and episode recaps. There are links for extra reading and links to review sites for real customer opinions. Each season of Hotel Hell updates are split below with air dates and closure rates, separated by season and as an overall figure. 

Click the below links to read about each hotel


Hotel Hell

Aired: August 2012 -
Closure Rate (Overall)  4/20 - 20%


Hotel Hell Season 3

7 hotels
Aired: May to July 2016
Closure Rate: 14%

Anglers Lodge - OPEN

Vienna Inn - CLOSED

Town's Inn - OPEN

Lakeview Hotel - OPEN

Brick Hotel - OPEN

Beachfront Inn & Inlet - OPEN

Landoll's Mohican Castle - OPEN


Hotel Hell Season 2

8 hotels
Aired: July to September 2014
Closure Rate: 0%

Murphys Hotel - OPEN

Curtis House Inn - OPEN

Four Seasons Inn / Laylas Riverside Lodge - OPEN

Calumet Inn - OPEN

Hotel Chester - OPEN

Applegate River Lodge - OPEN

Monticello Hotel - OPEN

Meson De Mesilla - OPEN




Hotel Hell Season 1

5 hotels
Aired:  August to September 2012
Closure Rate: 60%

Juniper Hill Inn - CLOSED

Cambridge Hotel - CLOSED

Keating Hotel - OPEN

River Rock Inn - CLOSED

Roosevelt Inn - OPEN


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24 Hours to Hell and Back Open or Closed

24 Hours to Hell and Back Open or Closed

Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back is an american reality television show featuring Gordon Ramsay attempting to turn around America's failing restaurants in just 24 hours. He takes a team of Chefs, designers and his giant "Hell on Wheels" truck. If you are a fan of Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell, then this show is definitely for you! The show was renewed for season two in June 2018. Click the links below for 24 Hours to Hell and Back updates and to see each restaurant from 24 Hours to Hell and Back is open or closed and to read what happened next.


24 Hours to Hell and Back

Aired : 2018 -
Closure Rate - 0%

Season 1

8 Episodes
Aired June 2018 -
Closure Rate - 0%

24 Hours to Hell and Back - Bella Gianna's - OPEN


24 Hours to Hell and Back - The Old Coffeepot Restaurant - OPEN 


24 Hours to Hell and Back - Brownstone Bistro - OPEN


24 Hours to Hell and Back - Sherman's Restaurant - OPEN


24 Hours to Hell and Back - La Serenata - OPEN


24 Hours to Hell and Back - Fetch Bistro - OPEN


24 Hours to Hell and Back - Patrick Molloy's - OPEN

24 Hours to Hell and Back - Sandra Dee's Bar-B-Que & Seafood *Coming soon*
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Hell's Kitchen Winners Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Winners

Hell's Kitchen features Gordon Ramsay as Head Chef alongside two sous chefs to support the contestants, each week there will be a number of challenges to test the culinary skills of the contestants, who are all competing for a prize of their own restaurant or the option of working alongside top chefs including Gordon. Find out what happened next to the Hell's Kitchen Winners.

Michael Wray
Michael Wray was a professional chef from Fort Collins, Colorado. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 1 winner due to his dishes being well received. Initially he accepted to work with Gordon but later decided not to take up the prize.

He was later Head Chef at The Standard in Los Angeles before moving to Arizona. He planned to open his open restaurant HK One but failed to secure the finances. He now runs a knife company and teaches culinary classes..


Heather West
Heather West was a Lead Line Cook from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 7 after her poor performances in the last two services.

After the show, she was cook at ArtsQuest Center, returning to her employer ARAMARK Refreshment Services. She took part in Reality Rally, a charity event in both 2016 and 17.



Rock Harper
Rock Harper was an Executive Chef from Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 3 winner due to his confidence and leadership skills and won a years contract at Terra Verde restaurant.

After this he was Executive Chef at Ben’s Next Door, was an instructor at Stratford University and wrote a cookbook called "44 Things Parents Should Know about Healthy Cooking for Kids". He appeared on Chef Wanted and won an Executive Chef position at The Precinct but declined it.


Christina Machamer
Christina Machamer was a student from St. Louis, Missouri. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 4 winner due to her potential. She was Senior Sous Chef at London West Hollywood for 10 months before moving to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro.

She returned to school where she trained to be a sommelier and now lives in Napa valley. She was Director of Wine and Culinary at B Cellars Vineyards & Winery and now manages the Caldwell Vineyard.


Danny Veltri
Danny Veltri was an Executive Chef from Edgewater, Florida. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 5 winner due to his growth on the show and he took up position as a Sous Chef at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey but left after a couple of months.

He started his own catering company called Back From Hell Catering before moving to Gnarly Surf Bar & Grill. He was arrested in 2012 for DUI.


Dave Levey
Dave Levey was an Executive Chef from San Diego, California. He was the the Hell's Kitchen season 6 winner due to his natural ability.

He took up a line cook position at Araxi Restaurant until the end of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He was arrested as part of a drugs bust in 2014.



Holli Ugalde
Holli Ugalde was a Banquet Chef from San Bernardino, California. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 7 winner due to her growth but was not given the position in London due to "visa issues".

She claims she never completed any paperwork and instead accepted $250,000. She briefly returned to being a Chef in a hotel in Florida before starting a lifestyle programme called SENS Wellness.


Nona Sivley
Nona Sivley was a Sous Chef from Atlanta, Georgia. She was the Hell's Kitchen Season 8 winner due to her improvement and passion.

After the show, she took up the Head Chef position at LA Market, with her winning menu being added to the restaurant menu. She left after three years to help her mentor Kerry Simon open his first restaurant Pork & Beans and she started her own catering business called Sizzling Peach.


Paul Niedermann
Paul Niedermann was a Sous Chef from Davie, Florida. He was was the Hell's Kitchen season 9 winner due to his passion and determination.

After the show, he went to work at BLT Steak but not as Head Chef. He left to become Executive Chef at Hudson at Waterway East.




Christina Wilson
Christina Wilson was a Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 10 winner due to her culinary skills.

After the show, she was Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak before moving to become Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood Casino. She oversees both of Gordon's Vegas restaurants and works on Hell's Kitchen as a Sous Chef and works on other Gordon shows including Hotel Hell and 24 Hours to Hell and back.


Ja'Nel Witt
Ja'Nel Witt was an Executive Chef from Houston, Texas. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 11 winner but did not take up the position after allegedly failing a drugs test.

She was instead offered $250,000 prize money. After the show, she was Executive Chef at Corner Table before moving to Sammy's Steakhouse.



Scott Commings
Scott Commings was an Executive Chef from Woodstock, Illinois. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 12 winner due to his passion, determination and leadership skills.

After the show, he took up his position as the Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace.




La Tasha McCutchen
La Tasha McCutchen was a Kitchen Supervisor from Winter Haven, Florida. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 13 winner due to her strong leadership skills, cooking ability and her determination.

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City for a year before becoming a Private Chef.



Meghan Gill
Meghan Gill was an Executive Chef from Roanoke, Virginia. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 14 winner due to her passion, determination and leadership skills.

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City.




Ariel Malone
Ariel Malone was a Country Club Chef from Hackensack, New Jersey. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 15 winner due to her confidence in the kitchen, cooking ability and her outspoken nature.

After the show, she took up the head chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas until January 2017.



Kimberly Ann Ryan
Kimberly Ann Ryan was an Event Chef from Traverse City, Michigan. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 16 winner due to her skills, drive and command in the kitchen.

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.




Scott Commings
Michelle Tribble was from New York City. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 17 winner.

After the show, she took up the position of Executive Chef at the Caesars Palace Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas with a salary of $250,000.




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Hell's Kitchen Contestants Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Contestants

Hell's Kitchen features Gordon Ramsay as Head Chef alongside two sous chefs to support the contestants, each week there will be a number of challenges to test the culinary skills of the contestants, who are all competing for a prize of their own restaurant or the option of working  alongside top chefs including Gordon. The winners of Hell's Kitchen are highlighted in bold, find out where the chefs they are now by clicking on the relevant season.



Hell's Kitchen Season 1


Hell's Kitchen Season 1

Andrew Bonito Carolann Valentino Chris North
Elsie Ramos Jeff LaPoff Jeffery Dewberry
Jessica Cabo Jimmy Casey Mary Ellen Daniels
Michael Wray Ralph Pagano Wendy Liu


Hell's Kitchen Season 2


Hell's Kitchen Season 2

Gabe Gagliardi Garrett Telle Giacomo Alfieri
Heather West Keith Greene Larry Sik
Maribel Miller Polly Holladay Rachel Brown
Sara Horowitz Tom Pauley Virginia Dalbeck

Hell's Kitchen Season 3

Aaron Song Bonnie Muirhead Brad Miller
Eddie Langley Jennifer "Jen" Yemola Joanna Dunn
Josh Wahler Julia Williams Melissa Firpo
Rock Harper Tiffany Nagel Vinnie Fama



Hell's Kitchen Season 4


Ben Caylor Bobby Anderson Christina Machamer
Corey Earling Craig Schneider Dominic DiFrancesco
Jason Underwood Jen Gavin Louis Petrozza
Louross Edralin Matt Sigel Rosann Fama
Sharon Stewart Shayna Raichilson-Zadok Vanessa Gunnell


Hell's Kitchen Season 5


Hell's Kitchen Season 5

Alicia LA Limtiaco Andrea Heinly Ben Walanka
Carol Scott Charlie McKay Coi Burruss
Colleen Cleek Danny Veltri Giovanni Filipponi
Jason J Maxwell Ji-Hyun Cha Lacey D'Angelo
Paula da Silva Robert Hesse Seth Levine
Wil Kocol


Hell's Kitchen Season 6


Hell's Kitchen Season 6


Amanda "Tek" Moore Amanda Davenport Andy Husbands
Ariel ContrerasDave LeveyDavid "Louie" Cordio
Jim McGloinJoseph TinnellyKevin Cottle
Melinda MeaneyRobert HesseSabrina Gresset
Suzanne SchlichtTennille MiddletonTony D'Alessandro
Vincent "Van" Hurd


Hell's Kitchen Season 7


Hell's Kitchen Season 7

Andrew ForsterAutumn LewisBenjamin Knack
Ed BattagliaFrances "Fran" KlierHolli Ugalde
Jamie BisoulisJason Jay SantosJason Ellis
Maria TorrisiMikey TerminiNilka Hendricks
Salvatore CoppolaScott HawleySiobhan Allgood
Stacey Slichta


Hell's Kitchen Season 8


Hell's Kitchen Season 8

Antonia BoregmanBoris PoleschukEmily Kutchins
Gail NovenarioJillian FlathersLewis Curtis
Lisa LaFrancaLouis RepucciMelissa Doney
Nona SivleyRaj BrandstonRob McCue
Russell KookSabrina BrimhallTrevor McGrath
Vinny Accardi


Hell's Kitchen Season 9


Hell's Kitchen Season 9

Amanda ColelloBrendan HeaveyCarrie Keep
Elise WimsElizabeth BianchiGina Melcher
Chino ChangJamie GregorichJason Zepaltas
Jennifer NormantJonathon PlumleyKrupa Patel
Monterray KeysNatalie BlakePaul Niedermann
Steven PalubaTommy StevensWill Lustberg


Hell's Kitchen Season 10


Hell's Kitchen Season 10

Barbie MarshallBrian MerelBriana Swanson
Chris CarreroChristina WilsonClemenza Caserta
Dana CohenDanielle RimmerDon Savage
Guy VakninJustin AntiorioKimmie Davenport
Patrick CassataRobyn AlmodovarRoshni Gurnani
Royce WagnerTavon HubbardTiffany Johnson


Hell's Kitchen Season 11


Hell's Kitchen Season 11


Amanda GiblinAnthony RodriguezBarret Beyer
Christian RosatiCyndi StanimirovDan Ryan
Danielle BoornGina AloiseJa'Nel Witt
Jacqueline BaldassariJeremy MaddenJessica Lewis
Jon ScallionMary PoehneltMichael Langdon
Nedra HarrisRaymond AlongiSebastian Royo
Susan HeatonZach Womack


Hell's Kitchen Season 12


Hell's Kitchen Season 12

Anton TestinoBeth TaylorBev Lazo Gonzalez
Chris EversoleGaurav Navin Jason Zepaltas
Jessica Vogel Joy Parham–ThomasKashia Zollicoffer
Melanie Finch Michael DeMarcoMichael Gabriel
Mike Aresta Nicole RutzRalph Johnson
Richard Mancini Rochelle BergmanSandra Flores
Scott Commings Simone Hammond


Hell's Kitchen Season 13


Hell's Kitchen Season 13

Aaron LhamonAshley ShermanBrian Santos
Bryant GallaherDenine Giordano Fernando Cruz
Frank BilottiJR RobinsonJanai Simpson
Jennifer Salhoff JP DeDominicisKalen Morgenstern
Katie McKeown La Tasha McCutchenRoe DiLeo
Sade Dancy Sterling WrightSteve Rosenthal


Hell's Kitchen Season 14


Hell's Kitchen Season 14

Adam LivowAlison RiveraBrendan Pelley
Bret HauserCameron Spagnolo Chrissa Schmerler
Christine HazelJosh TrovatoMeghan Gill
Michael Dussault Mieka Houser HarrisMichelle Tribble
Milly Medley Monique BookerNick Peters
Randy Bell Sarah BaumertTorrece "T" Gregoire


Hell's Kitchen Season 15


Hell's Kitchen Season 15

Alan ParkerManda PalominoAriel Malone
Ashley NickellChad Gelso Dannie Harrison
Eddie JaskowiakFrank CalaHassan Musselmani
Jackie Fuchs Jared BobkinJoe Ricci
Kevin Ridlon Kristin BaroneMark Paras
Meese Davis Sherkenna BuggsVanessa Soltero


Hell's Kitchen Season 16


Hell's Kitchen Season 16

Aaron SmockAndrew PearceAziza Young
Devin SimpsonGenaro Delillo Heather Williams
Heidi ParentJessica BoyntonJohnny McDevitt
Kimberly Roth Kimberly Ann RyanMatt Hearn
Pat Tortorello Paulie Giganti JrRajeeyah "Gia" Young
Shaina Hayden Wendy MendezWilliam "Koop" Wynkoop

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MasterChef US Winners Where Are They Now?

MasterChef Winners Where Are They Now

MasterChef features Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott, Joe Bastianic and Christina Tosi testing the culinary skills of amateur chefs from the USA with a number of challenges and dishes to prepare, with those failing to impress being sent home.

The winner of MasterChef wins $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy. Continue reading below to find out what happened next to the MasterChef USA winners.



Whitney Miller
Whitney Miller was a College Student from Poplarville, Mississippi. She was the MasterChef season 1 winner due to her natural ability.

After the show, she returned to college to complete her degree and released her cook book Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm and more recently Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table. She has many published recipes, has done television cookery segments, cookery demonstrations, competitions and consultancy work.


Jennifer Behm
Jennifer Behm was a Realtor from Wilmington, Delaware. She was the MasterChef Season 2 winner after her winning menu impressed the judges.

After the show, she did a number of cookery events/demonstrations, started her own catering company Pink Martini Catering and runs restaurant Red Fin Crudo with her husband Julio.


Christine Hà
Christine Hà was a student from Houston, Texas. She was the MasterChef Season 3 winner due to her menu in the final which impressed the judges.

After the show, her cookbook Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food was published, she offers private chef services, is a brand ambassador and food blogger. She co-hosts a television show Four Senses, a cookery programme for those with visual impairments, judged MasterChef Vietnam and appeared on MasterChef US. In 2014, she received the Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award.


Luca Manfé
Luca Manfé was a Restaurant Manager from Astoria, New York. He was the MasterChef season 4 winner due to his three course meal impressing the judges and was praised by Gordon for his short ribs.

After the show, he launched his cook book "My Italian Kitchen: Favorite Family Recipes", launched personal catering service Dinner with Luca and food truck The Lucky Fig. He also hosts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Shaun and Claudia.


ave Levey
Courtney Lapresi was a Dancer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the MasterChef season 5 winner due to her eclectic three course meal impressing the judges.

After the show, she released cookbook "Everyday Fancy: 65 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks" and she now works in sales for Tesla.



Claudia Sandoval
Claudia Sandoval was an Events Manager from La Mesa, California. She was the MasterChef season 6 winner due to her three course Mexican meal impressing the judges.

After the show, she released cookbook "Claudia's Cocina: A Taste of Mexico", launched catering business Claudia's Cocina, has been a brand ambassador for large brands and hosts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Luca and Shaun.


Shaun O'Neale
Shaun O'Neale was a DJ from Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the MasterChef season 7 winner due to his halibut, vension and pear dishes impressing the judges.

After the show, he released cookbook "My Modern American Table: Recipes for Inspired Home Cooks", has hosted a number of pop up dining events and hosts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Luca and Claudia.


Dino Angelo Luciano
Dino Angelo Luciano was a Dancer from Bensonhurst, New York. He was the winner of MasterChef season 8 due to his unique menu with a twist of traditional dishes of squid ink pasta, lamb chop and tiramisu.

After the show, he will release a cookbook, not released at this time and he has so far hosted a number of exclusive dinners and pop up dining experiences.


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