MasterChef US Season 4 Contestants Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Season 4 contestants

MasterChef US season 4 features judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott and 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 4 aired May 22 to September 11, 2013 on Fox Network, there were 19 contestants and the prize for the winner was $250,000, their own cookbook and a MasterChef trophy.


Adriana Guillen Adriana Guillen was a College Admissions Manager from New York City. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 5 after her cheesecake landed her in the bottom three.

After MasterChef, Adriana started a Youtube channel cooking vegetarian food and a private Chef company called Authentically Mexican | Deliciously Vegetarian.


Bime Cruz Bime Cruz was a Boxing Coach from Taunton, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 10 after his runny lemon meringue pie landed him in the bottom three.

After MasterChef, Bime worked at Stoneforge Tavern before moving to The Foundry an American Table & Bar. As of March 2018, he is Head Chef at Cibo Matto Caffe.


Bethy Rossos Bethy Rossos was a PE Teacher from Estacada, Oregon. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 15 after her mushroom dish left her in the bottom three.

After MasterChef, Bethy offered cookery classes and private catering services, runs her own waffles food truck and in 2016 represented the state of Oregon in the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. She was the host of television show Adrenaline Hunter in 2011 and posts recipes on her website here.


Bri Kozior Bri Kozior was a Theater Assistant from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She was initially eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 16 but won back a place in episode 18. She was eliminated again in episode 20 after her calamari dish landed her in the bottom two.

After MasterChef, Bri became a Private Chef at her catering company Hashtag Kitchen and a gym instructor. She is currently a Business Development Manager at a pharmaceutical company.


Eddie Jackson Eddie Jackson was a Former Pro Football Player and Personal Trainer from Americus, Georgia. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 17 after a sushi challenge.

After MasterChef, Eddie won Food Network Star Season 11 and owns Rosehill beer garden & Food truck and Fit chef studio gym. He hosted Eddie Jackson's Game Day Playbook and Eddie Jackson’s Fitness Playbook on FoodNetwork.com.

He makes regular appearances on Food Network, he hosted BBQ Blitz, has been a judge on Kids BBQ Championship since 2016 and in 2018, he was the host for Christmas Cookie Challenge.


Beth Kirby Beth Kirby was a writer and photographer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 11 after her crab cake was deemed inedible.

After MasterChef, Beth became a food blogger, won awards for her food photography and teaches cookery workshops. She currently offers business advice to a network of creatives and entrepreneurs via her website here.


Howard Simpson Howard Simpson was a Barback from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 9 as his filled pasta dish failed to impress the judges.

After Masterchef, Howard managed a bar before becoming a Chef at Hillstone Restaurants and R+D Kitchen Newport. He worked in restaurant management until 2019 when he opened his own car detailing business.


James Nelson James Nelson worked in retail sales and was from Victoria, Texas. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 22 after his Panna cotta was deemed the worst dish.

After Masterchef, James is Co-Owner and Director of Sales at Bravado Spice, an award winning hot sauce company.


Jessie Lysiak Jessie Lysiak was a Yacht Stewardess from Social Circle, Georgia. Jessie was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 24 after her kobe beef dish failed to impress the judges.

After MasterChef, Jessie returned to her previous career before becoming a private chef. She is married to a professional hockey player. She appeared in the reunion episode in MasterChef season 10.


Jonny Blanchard Jonny Blanchard was a Carpenter from Marlboro, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 12 after his macarons landed him in the bottom two.

After MasterChef, Jonny has become a father to twin boys and continues to cook, although it doesn't appear he has become a chef.


Jordan Roots Jordan Roots was a Delivery Driver from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 19 after his quail dish failed to impress the judges.

After MasterChef, Jordan ran a kickstarter campaign to fund a new food cart but failed to raise $50,000. Alongside continuing his role as a delivery driver, he opened catering business Salted Roots Catering, of which he was Chef and owner. He is currently cooking full time as Head Chef at Wooden Hill Brewing.


Kathy Prieto Kathy Prieto was an Office Assistant from Bronx, New York. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 8 after losing to Luca in a lobster cook off challenge and was offered an internship at one of Gordon's restaurants.

After MasterChef, Kathy did two days of training at Gordon's London restaurant before she was asked not to return. She later opened catering company Fire's Flaming Kitchen.


Krissi Biasiello Krissi Biasiello was a Paralegal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 23 after a pressure test of cooking chocolate desserts landed her in the bottom two.

After MasterChef, Krissi posted racist and insensitive tweets that were later deleted and she apologised for. She offers private chef and catering services and regularly posts recipes on her blog.


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 MasterChef, Luca launched his cook book "My Italian Kitchen: Favorite Family Recipes". He also launched personal catering service Dinner with Luca and food truck The Lucky Fig. He hosted online cookery classes with other MasterChef winners and does cookery demonstrations and dining experiences. He is a brand ambassador for Donna Italia.


Lynn Chyi Lynn Chyi was a Systems Administrator from San Diego, California. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 18 after plating less perfect eggs than Bime in an elimination challenge.

After Masterchef, Lynn was a photographer and UX designer at Illumina. He is currently Design System Engineering Manager at Workday.


Malcolm Green Malcolm Green was unemployed and from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 6 after coming in the bottom three of a cupcake elimination challenge.

After MasterChef, Malcolm opened catering company Malia's Catering. He has done a number of pop up events and is a baker, creating and selling custom occasion cakes.


Natasha Crnjac Natasha Crnjac was a Stay-at-Home Mom from San Diego, California. She was the MasterChef season 4 runner up with Gordon admitting it was very close.

After MasterChef, Natasha returned to being a Stay-at-Home Mom and briefly offered catering/private chef services. In 2019, she opened Meal Prep Boutique, offering catering services and meal prep delivery in California.


Sasha Foxx Sasha Foxx was a Singer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 4 after struggling with cooking a langoustine dish.

After MasterChef, Sasha appeared on America's Got Talent and continues to further her singing career. She appeared on a number of cookery segments and has done a number of pop up dining experiences.


Savannah Sturges Savannah Sturges was a Middle School Special Ed. Teacher from San Diego, California. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 4 episode 14 after a chicken pressure test.

After MasterChef, Savannah did a number of events as a private/catering chef and had her own website sharing recipes and advertising private chef services. She continued to teach and is currently Assistant Principal at a High School.


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This post was last updated in July 2019.


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