MasterChef US Season 11 Contestants Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Season 11 contestants

MasterChef US season 11 / MasterChef: Legends features MasterChef season 11 judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sanchez 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 being sent home.

MasterChef Season 11 aired from the 29th May to 18th September 2019 on the Fox Network and there were 20 contestants.

The prize for the winner of MasterChef 11 was $250,000, the MasterChef trophy and training at restaurants owned by the three judges.

The Masterchef 11 post will be updated weekly as contestants are eliminated and as information is made available.



Abe Konick Abe Konick was a Student from New York city. He was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 13 after the men's team did not perform well. Aaron offered for him to come to his New Orleans restaurant.

After Masterchef, Abe is a Chef Instructor at Share Meals and a teaching assistant at NYU.


Alejandro Valdivia Alejandro Valdivia was a Professional animal trainer from Atlanta, Georgia. He was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 16 after losing a cookout to Suu for the final place in the final.

After Masterchef, Alejandro is still a professional animal trainer and shares gorgeous food snaps on his Instagram.


Annai Gonzalez Annai Gonzalez was a Legal assistant from Dallas, Texas. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 11 episode 5 after her no bake cheesecake did not set and she left the base on. Joe was also disappointed that she hadn't cooked or baked it.

After Masterchef, Annai is a personal chef and opened her own baking business Oakcliff Baked.


Anne Hicks Anne Hicks was a Small business owner from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 12 after her baby squid dish failed to impress the judges.

After Masterchef, Anne has returned to the studio she owns where she offers skincare and cosmetic services.


Autumn Moretti Autumn Moretti was a Bartender from Boston, Massachusetts. She was a MasterChef season 11 runner up.

After Masterchef, Autumn appears to still be a bartender, awaiting further information.


Elyce Wooten Elyce Wooten was a Salon owner from Chicago, Illinois. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 11 episode 6 after her fish tacos failed to impress the judges due to it's careless presentation and undercooked fish.

After Masterchef, Elyce returned to Standard Barber Lounge, a salon that she co-owns.


Joseph Manglicmot Joseph Manglicmot was an Environmental engineer from Houston, Texas. He was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 11 after his halibut dish was overcooked and lacked vibrancy and flavour.

After Masterchef, Joseph appears to have returned to his role of Senior Engineer, Environmental at Cheniere Energy, awaiting further information.


Kelsey Murphy Kelsey Murphy was a Physical therapist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Kelsey was the MasterChef Season 11 winner after her menu of lobster and crab ravioli, duck, blueberry and lavender panna cotta impressed the judges.

After Masterchef, Kelsey will be working with Grubhub to share her recipes along with other MasterChef favourites.


Lexy Rogers Lexy Rogers was a Stay-at-home mom from Zion, Illinois. She was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 10 after her chicken wings failed to impress the judges.

After Masterchef, Lexy appears to have returned to being a stay-at-home mom, awaiting further information.


Mary Jayne Buckingham Mary Jayne Buckingham was a Hospice nursing assistant from Bastrop, Texas. Mary withdrew from the competition in MasterChef season 11 episode 6 due to unexpected sickness.

After Masterchef, Mary recovered from her illness. She revealed that she had previously had cancer twice and has lost a significant amount of weight. She has hosted a number of online baking classes since MasterChef.


Matt Gagnon Matt Gagnon was a Construction worker from Cromwell, Connecticut. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 11 episode 6 after he overcooked his filet mignon during a beef mystery box challenge.

After Masterchef, Matt is a Fire sprinkler fitter and has appeared on local television cooking and shares delicious food on Instagram.


Michael Newman Michael Newman was a Lifestyle coach from Asbury Park, New Jersey. He was eliminated in Masterchef season 11 episode 14 after he served raw chicken during a mystery box challenge.

After Masterchef, Michael returned to his role as a Lifestyle and Relationship coach, awaiting further information.


Miles Gateff Miles Gateff was a YouTube gamer from Frisco, Texas. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 11 episode 7 after the judges were left puzzled by his pesto fettuccine dish and felt the other cooks outpaced him.

After Masterchef, Miles is still a gamer, shares recipes on his Insta and offers video messages on Cameo.


Suu Khin Suu Khin was a Food blogger from Houston, Texas. She was a MasterChef season 11 runner up.

After Masterchef, Suu is a Recipe Developer and Food Stylist and Photographer.


Tay Westberry Tay Westberry was a Radio host from Omaha, Nebraska. He was eliminated in MasterChef season 11 episode 8 after forgetting to use uni butter, one of the 5 required ingredients, in the mystery box challenge.

After Masterchef, Tay is continuing to DJ events and is a food vlogger.


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