Saturday, 12 August 2017

MasterChef US Season 1 Contestants Where Are They Now?

MasterChef Season 1 Contestants

MasterChef US features Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott and Joe Bastianich/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.  

MasterChef Season 1 aired July 27 to September 15, 2010 on Fox Network, there were 14 contestants and the prize for the winner was $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy.

Find out what the MasterChef season 1 contestants did next after appearing on MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay. MasterChef season 1 where are they now?

Anthony "Tony" Carbone, 31, was a Server from Boston, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in episode 7 after failing a task to identify different ingredients. After the show, he started his own personal chef business with his own catering company The Urban Epicurean.  Anthony "Tony" Carbone
Avis White, 47, was a Caregiver from Vacherie, Louisiana. She was eliminated in episode 4 after her orange chicken dish landed her in the bottom 3. After the show, she opened her own restaurant Avi's Restaurant located at the Quality Inn Hotel in LaPlace.  Avis White
David Miller, 29, was a Software Engineer from Boston, Massachusetts. He was the runner up in the competition losing to Whitney. After the show, awaiting further info!  David Miller
Faruq Jenkins, 30, was a Bartender from Glendale, California. He was eliminated in episode 6 after his halibut dish landed him in the bottom 3. After the show, he presented Battlebots on the Science Channel, is an actor and voice actor.  Faruq Jenkins
Jake Gandolfo, 38, was a Construction Worker from Santa Cruz, California. He was eliminated in episode 9 after the team failed a pasta making challenge. After the show, he has done a number of charity cooking events, appeared on Beat Bobby Flay and currently cooks at BlackBoard Bar B Q in Boerne, Texas.  Jake Gandolfo
Jenna Hamiter, 23, was a Homemaker from Euless, Texas. She was eliminated in episode 5 after naming the least ingredients (7/20) in a chili dish. After leaving the show, she became an actress and model.  Jenna Hamiter
Kim Dung "Slim" Huynh, 22, was a College Student from Harvey, Louisiana. She was eliminated in episode 8 due to her passionfruit fondue failing to impress. After the show, she returned to college and part time restaurant work.  Kim Dung "Slim" Huynh
Lee Knaz, 27, was a Bartender from Venice, California. He was eliminated in episode 12, losing to Whitney in the cook off. After the show, he offers personal catering services via catering company Mission Olive and also cookery classes.  Lee Knaz
Mike Kim, 34, was a Server from Redondo Beach, California. He was eliminated in episode 10 after his poached pear trifle failed to impress Gordon. After the show, he opened a pop up restaurant called RnD Table with a friend that has since closed and has worked in restaurants in LA, including The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel.  Mike Kim
Sharone Hakman, 28, was a Financial Advisor from Los Angeles, California. He was eliminated in episode 11 due to an under cooked souffle. After the show, he launched his own range of barbecue sauce and appeared on Kocktails with Khloe. Sharone Hakman
Sheena Zadeh, 26, was a Marketing Executive from Anaheim, California. She was eliminated in episode 4 after her mandarin orange salad landed her in the bottom 3. After the show, she appeared in television shows House and Banshee and is currently a cosmetics salesperson.  Sheena Zadeh
Sheetal Bhagat, 37, was a Teacher from Chicago, Illinois. She was eliminated in episode 12 after a cook off of Veal Milanese, apple pie and clam chowder against David. After the show, she launched Spice Note Tequila and has a career in music.   Sheetal Bhagat
Tracy Nailor, 42, was a Doctor from Atlanta, Georgia. She was eliminated in episode 9. After the show, she returned to her previous career as a paediatrician.  Tracy Nailor
Whitney Miller, 22, was a College Student from Poplarville, Mississippi. She was the winner of MasterChef season 1 due to her natural ability in the kitchen. 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 stayed heavily involved in cooking with  many published recipes, television cookery segments, recipe development,  cookery demonstrations and competitions and consultancy work.  Whitney Miller
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