MasterChef US Winners: Where Are They Now?

MasterChef US Winners Where Are They Now
MasterChef US

MasterChef US winners, where are they now? Food lovers around the world must be curious to know. MasterChef is one of the famous cooking reality television show across the globe. MasterChef US has completed ten seasons so far, which means we have got ten excellent chefs from the United States. Each season has given a brand new title MasterChef to the person who deserved that. We have winners from all ten seasons, Whitney Miller (season 1), Jennifer Behm (season 2), Christine Ha (season 3), Luca Manfe (season 4), Courtney Lapresi (season 5), Claudia Sandoval (season 6), Shaun O’Neale (season 7), Dino Angelo Luciano (season 8), Gerron Hurt (season 9), and Dorian Hunter (season 10). Those are the master chefs of the famous cooking show, but where are they now?

The American cooking reality show, MasterChef US first aired in 2010, and since then, it has been running for more than a decade. The series has eleven seasons in which ten seasons are completed, and season eleven is currently broadcasting on the Fox network. The series follows a format where every level of chefs, such as skilled chefs, amateurs, or even home chefs, can join the show. The participants go through a skills test, mystery box. Elimination test, team challenge, and pressure test and get evaluated by three judges to showcase their culinary skills. The series has given us ten outstanding MasterChef. But the question is still unanswered where are the MasterChef US winners now?

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MasterChef US Winners Where Are They Now?

Season 1 Winner – Whitney Miller

Whitney was a college student when she initially appeared on the show. However, do not underestimate her. Soon she won over the judges, winning the title MasterChef by showcasing her excellent culinary and presentation skills. She earned the nickname “Pastry Princess”. After the show, she continued her college. Whitney even released a cooking book called “Mother Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm”. Because of earning the MasterChef title, she appeared in numerous cooking shows, cooking demonstrations, etc. 

Season 2 Winner – Jennifer Behm

Who would have that a realtor would come on the show but yeah, she did. She was a realtor who joined the show and even won the MasterChef US title displaying her excellent culinary skills. After winning the show, Jennifer arranged various cooking events and demonstrations. With her husband, she opened a catering business called Pink Martini CateringBehm is also running a restaurant in Rhode Island named Red Fin Crudo. 

Season 3 Winner – Christine Ha

Christian Ha was a student when she won season 3 of MasterChef Us. However, what stands her out from other winners is that she is the first-ever blind contestant as well as the winner. After winning the show, she published her cookbook called “Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food”. Besides writing, she gives private chef service. Christian also appeared on numerous shows. She co-hosts “Four Sense” a television show and was a judge on MasterChef Vietnam. At present, she is working on her second cookbook.

Christine Ha
Christine Ha

Season 4 Winner – Luca Manfe

MasterChef US Season4 winner Luca was a restaurant manager when he entered the competition. After winning the title, he published a book named “My Italian Kitchen: Favourite Family Recipes”. Luca even launched a personal catering service Dinner with Luca, along with a food truck named The Lucky Fig. He also conducts online cookery classes with MasterChef winners Claudia and Shaun.

Season 5 Winner – Courtney Lapresi

Courtney was a dancer from Philadelphia when she joined the show. After winning, she published her book named “Everyday Fancy: 65 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks”. Courtney has been working in a different field and is not like other winners in the food industry. Now she works in sales for Tesla. 

Season 6 Winner- Claudia Sandoval

Claudia worked as an event manager in the beginning. After the show, she published her book “Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico”. She has become very popular in the food industry. Claudia even launched a catering series called Claudia’s Cocina. She is also a brand ambassador for various famous brands. As we mentioned before, Claudia takes online cookery classes with Shaun and Luca.

Season 7 Winner- Shaun O’Neale

Have you ever thought a DJ would be a cooking master? Well, now you will start thinking. Shaun was a DJ when initially he joined the competition. After winning, he published a cookbook called “My Modern American Table: Recipes for Inspired Home Cooks”. Shaun hosts various pop-up dining events. At present, with Luca and Claudia, he conducts online cookery classes.

Shaun O’Neale
Shaun O’Neale

Season 8 Winner- Dino Angelo Luciano

Season 8 winner Dino was a dancer when he joined the show. After winning the competition, Dina begins working as an executive chef at Muse and Market in Phoenix. 

Season 9 Winner- Gerron Hurt 

Gerron Hurt was an English teacher when first he joined the show. After winning the competition, he appeared in numerous cookery events in Louisville. His wedding with Brandi Beckham was filmed in Season 10 of MasterChef as season 10 contestants had to cater his wedding as part of the challenge. 

Season 10 Winner- Dorian Hunter

According to sources, the winner of season 10 is working on her first cookbook. She also wants to open a fine dining restaurant featuring elevated southern cuisine. Dorian runs a website, and from there, it seems she is working on different recopies for releasing her first book. She lost her mother to breast cancer in 2017, and now she wants to create awareness about the disease using her platform. Therefore, Dorian also has prepared to work with some of the cancer research organizations. 

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