Tuesday, 31 October 2017

MasterChef US Season 2 Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Season 2

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
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.



Alejandra Schrader
Alejandra Schrader was a student from Houston, Texas. She was the MasterChef Season 3 winner due to her menu in the final.

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. She is due to open The Blind Goat in Houston in April 2018.


Alvin Schultz
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.




Angel Moore-Soukkay
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.




Tony Scruggs
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.



Ben Starr
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.


Christian Collins
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.




Christine Corley
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.


Derrick Prince
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.



Erryn Cobb
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.




Esther Kang
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.




Giuseppe Morisco
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.


Jennie Kelley
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.


Jennifer Behm
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.


Mark Raffaelli
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.





Max Kramer
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.



Suzy Singh
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.



Tracy Kontos
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.

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.



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