Tuesday, 31 October 2017

MasterChef US Season 2 Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Season 2 Contestants Where Are They Now
MasterChef US features Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott and Joe Bastianich testing the culinary skills of amateur chefs from the USA with a number of challenges and dishes to prepare, with those failing to impress the judges being sent home. 

MasterChef US Season 2 aired June 06 to August 16, 2011 on Fox Network, there were 18 contestants and the prize for the winner was $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy.

Adrien Nieto was a server from Ventura, California. He was runner up in MasterChef season 2 to Jennifer Behm after beating her in the earlier challenges in the finale. 

After the show, he did a number of cookery events, demonstrations and appearances at local restaurants and pop up kitchens.
Adrien Nieto
Alejandra Schrader was an architect from Playa del Rey, California. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 13 after her pork loin dish failed to impress. 

After the show, she is Chef/Owner of private Chef business,  Alejandra's Natural Foods. She has done cookery events, worked with a number of renowned chefs, hosted charity events and appeared on cookery spots on a number of television shows.
Alejandra Schrader
Alvin Schultz was a Retail Manager from Houston, Texas. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 7 after his deep fried coffee and donuts dish failed to impress.

After the show, he offers cookery services with his company Eat.Drink.EXPERIENCE! and is also a restaurant consultant.
Alvin Schultz
Angel Moore-Soukkay was a Property Manager from Columbus, Ohio. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 5 after her fruit tart and custard dish wasn't able to be served. 

After the show, she did a number of live cookery events and YouTube videos.
Angel Moore-Soukkay
Tony Scruggs was a Trucker from Grant Park, Illinois. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 6 after his ravioli failed to impress. 

After the show, he briefly ran a catering company specialising in barbecue foods before opening his own restaurant Old Crow Smokehouse in 2013.
Tony Scruggs
Ben Starr was a Travel Writer from Dallas, Texas. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 17 after he overcooked his venison dish but was praised by Gordon. 

After the show, he was an outspoken critic of the show branding it fake. He is an avid food blogger and owns restaurant Frank Underground alongside fellow season 2 contestant Jennie Kelley.
Ben Starr
Christian Collins was a Stay at Home Dad from Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 19 after his veal dish failed to impress the judges. 

After the show, he did a number of cookery events and launched a catering business.
Christian Collins
Christine Corley was a Single Mum from Sopchoppy, Florida. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 15 after her tomato soup and grilled goats cheese sandwich failed to impress the judges. 

After the show, she was a line chef before launching her own private chef services business. She is currently at College studying for a Criminal Justice/Corrections degree.
Christine Corley
Derrick Prince was a Web Designer and blogger from West Babylon, New York. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 15 after his tomato soup and cheese toastie dish was deemed too simple by Gordon. 

After the show, he continued to write recipes on his blog and is ‎Chef de Cuisine at The Stanton Social.
Derrick Prince
Erryn Cobb worked in PR and was from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 11 after he over burnt the steak during a challenge involving truffles. 

After the show, he returned to being CEO and Co-owner of Fetch Public Relations LLC.
Erryn Cobb
Esther Kang was a Lawyer from Los Angeles, California. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 10 after she failing to impress with baking tasks during a cocktail party challenge. 

After the show, she returned to her legal career and is currently SVP of Business and Legal Affairs at Lionsgate.
Erryn Cobb
Giuseppe Morisco was a Salesman from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 12 after he under cooked his eggs in an Eggs Benedict challenge but received high praise from Gordon. 

After the show, he launched his own private chef company and for a cooking holiday company Food Lover Retreats. He opened his own restaurant Morisco Ristorante Italiano in Davao City with excellent reviews but closed within a year.
Giuseppe Morisco
Jennie Kelley was a musician from Dallas, Texas. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 9 after failing to impress after an elimination challenge which saw them cooking a dish from Whitney's cookbook. 

After the show, she opened Frank Underground, a private dining experience with fellow contestant Ben Starr and is a food blogger at The Perfect Bite.
Jennie Kelley
Jennifer Behm was a Realtor from Wilmington, Delaware. She was the MasterChef Season 2 winner after her three course dinner consisting of scallops, quail and a poached pear 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.
Jennifer Behm
Mark Raffaelli was a Realtor from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 5 after there was raw flour in his mashed potato. 

After the show, he returned to his previous career in realty.
Mark Raffaeli
Max Kramer was a College Student from New York City. He was eliminated in MasterChef episode 8 after a pressure test of cooking steak three different ways - rare, medium and well done. 

After the show, he returned to college and was photographed in 2017 alongside Donald Trump at his golf club.
Max Kramer
Suzy Singh was a Neural Engineer from Chicago, Illinois. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 18 after her lemon meringue pie failed to impress the judges. 

After the show, she started her own private chef and food consultancy business and in 2013 she became Research and Development Corporate Chef at NOW Foods.
Suzy Singh
Tracy Kontos was a Sales Consultant from Coral Springs, Florida. She was eliminated in MasterChef episode 16 after she failed to prepare and cook a whole salmon but was praised by Gordon and promised some culinary training as she had lost her job to appear on the show. 

After the show, she interned at a number of prestigious restaurants before starting her own catering company and WILFS, a community for women in the food industry.
Suzy Singh

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