Thursday, 13 September 2018

MasterChef US Season 6 Contestants Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Season 6
MasterChef US features judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott 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. 

MasterChef US Season 6 aired May 20 to September 16, 2015 on Fox Network, there were 22 contestants and the prize for the winner was $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy.


Ailsa von Dobeneck
Ailsa von Dobeneck was a Assistant Railroad Manager from Norfolk, Virginia. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 6 after serving a cold steak in a pressure test against Christopher.

After the show, she returned to her previous company as a Government Relations Manager before moving to New Orleans where she worked in Public Affairs at the Port. She is currently Director of External Affairs at New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. She is also a food blogger at The Curious Taste Bud.


Amanda Saab
Amanda Saab was a Social Worker from Seattle, Washington. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 8 after her triple layer birthday cake landed her in the bottom three.

After the show, she opened a bakery called Butter Bear Shop, is a food blogger at Amanda's Plate and organises Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor dinner parties.


Brianna Watson
Brianna Watson was a Hairstylist from Worcester, Massachusetts. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 3 after her apple pie landed her in the bottom three.

After the show, she worked for the Seven Hills Foundation and planned to open a food truck.




Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman was a HVAC Technician from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 8 after his three tier birthday cake left him in the bottom three.

After the show, he appears to have returned to his previous career.



Christopher Lu
Christopher Lu was a Restaurant Manager from Los Angeles, California. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 12 after a gnocchi pressure test landed him in the bottom two.

After the show, he went to work at Freddy Small's Bar and Kitchen in LA.



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.


Dan Collado
Dan Collado was an Engineer and Model from Lexington, Kentucky. He left MasterChef in episode 6 for personal reasons.

After the show, he continues to model, works in engineering sales and offers private chef services with his company DRC Private Dining.



Darah Carattini
Darah Carattini was an Amusement Park Guide from Irvine, California. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 4 after a cinnamon roll elimination challenge.

After the show, she continued to vlog and did modelling jobs.





Derrick Peltz
Derrick Peltz was a Drummer from Fort Myers, Florida. He was the MasterChef season 6 runner up.

After the show, he got married and took his wifes surname and is now Derrick Fox. He helped open a restaurant in LA and did a number of pop up dining events. He was in talks for a reality tv show, has a range of online merchandise and offers private chef services.


Hetal Vasavada
Hetal Vasavada was a Startup Developer from Bloomfield, New Jersey. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 16 after a pressure test of cooking the judges favourite pasta dishes.

After the show, she is a Digital Marketing Manager at Humphry Slocombe. She is also a freelance recipe developer, writer, food photographer and a food blogger at Milk and Cardamom.

Jesse Romero
Jesse Romero was a Petroleum Landman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 7 after his TV dinner failed to impress the judges and landed him in the bottom three.

After the show, he opened Robear Ln, a food both at White Star Market. He later became Executive Chef at The Gulf restaurant.


Justin Banister
Justin Banister was a High School Student from New Caney, Texas. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 5 after his corn dish landed him in the bottom three.

After the show, he is a chef at Jasper's The Woodlands.





Katrina Kozar
Katrina Kozar was an Administrative Assistant from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 17 after landing in the bottom two after an ingredient basket challenge.

After the show, she was a Private Chef for small private parties and sold her homemade mustard online.



Kerry Prince
Kerry Prince was a Human Resources Rep from Greensboro, North Carolina. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 9 after a Beef Wellington elimination challenge landed him in the bottom three.

After the show, he is a private chef and wrote book Kerry in the Kitchen.



Mateo McConnell
Mateo McConnell was a High School Teacher from Atlanta, Georgia. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 3 after his ginger, cardamon, and salted caramel apple pie landed him in the bottom two.

After the show, he returned to his previous career as a teacher and regularly posts food pics on social media.



Shelly Flash
Shelly Flash was a Kitchen Assistant from Brooklyn, New York. She was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 13 after her chicken and waffles landed her in the bottom two.

After the show, she was an Executive Sous Chef in the Upper East Side and cooked at James Beard House before becoming a Chef Instructor in Brooklyn.



Nick Nappi
Nick Nappi was a Dishwasher Sales Rep from San Diego, California. He was eliminated from MasterChef in episode 18 after a chocolate cake cook off with Claudia.

After the show, he was Executive Chef at Bar One until March 2018. He is currently a Chef at LOLA 55 and owns catering company, On the Fly Catering.



Olivia Crouppen
Olivia Crouppen was a Fashion Stylist from Thousand Oaks, California. She was eliminated in episode 14 after a cows head challenge left her in the bottom three.

After the show, she initially returned to her previous position before becoming a Food stylist and culinary producer. She is also a Private Chef.



Sara Zacek
Sara Zacek was a Mobile Home Park Manager from Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. She was eliminated in episode 10 after her blueberry pie landed her in the bottom three.

After the show, she returned to her pie company Harbor Pie Company.




Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee was a Urban Gardener from Palm Springs, California. He was eliminated in episode 19 after a three dish cook off against Claudia.

After the show, he is an Urban Farmer, Private Chef and did some guest chef appearances.




Tommy Walton
Tommy Walton was a Fashion Designer from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in episode 15 after a tag team summer platter challenge with Katrina.

After the show, he regularly appears on cookery segments on a local tv station, is a teacher, designer and a brand ambassador for Daelmans.



Veronica Cili
Veronica Cili was a Beauty Consultant from Key West, Florida. She was eliminated in episode 7 after a TV dinner elimination challenge.

After the show, she still continues to bake but no further info, email me with any info.




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