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Staging in Graham Elliot’s Michelin Starred Kitchen

01.21.2012 Staging in Graham Elliot’s Michelin Starred Kitchen
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Last week I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days working with the kitchen team at Graham Elliot in Chicago. Many of you may know Chef Graham Elliot as one of the judges on MasterChef. Chef was kind enough to invite me into his restaurant in Chicago to work and learn from his crew. It was a great experience, and a true pleasure.

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.11: Hero Shots and Pickup Interviews

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“Hero Shots and pickup interviews” 2.20.11: In the morning we do a publicity photo shoot and create out “EPK” –Electronic Press Kit. You can see my interview here… Later in the morning, we’re back on set today as individuals for our “Hero shots”. These are the 3 second clips of us doing something that looks cool for the camera that will run at the beginning of the show.

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt9: First Mystery Box and Theme Challenge

06.18.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt9: First Mystery Box and Theme Challenge
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“1st Mystery Box” 2.12.11: We are in the MasterChef kitchen for the first time today. We had done the signature dish, apple chop, and chicken challenge in an old warehouse in Compton. The place was filthy…hard to believe we prepared food there. The “Real” MasterChef Kitchen is a lot closer to our hotel and has one big benefit right off the bat: Air Conditioning! (Yeah, the warehouse was THAT bad!)

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.8: EPIC events leading up to the TOP 18!

06.12.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt.8: EPIC events leading up to the TOP 18!
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clip_image002“The Pre-Egg Challenge” 2.11.11: Last season, the first cooking challenge was to create a dish featuring a single egg. There’s lots of speculation on what this year’s version will be. Potato and chicken are popular theories. On the morning of the 11th, we are taken in small groups to a “food safety” class. We arrive near the Beverley Center and the Casting PA’s walk us to a small cooking school. Sandee is there! We are cooking! It turns out that this “Food Safety” course is a impromptu “informal” cooking challenge!

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#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.6: Gameday!

06.10.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt.6: Gameday!
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If you’d like a spoiler, watch this video… if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen the episode. Thanks for all of your support and I hope you enjoy reading my behind the scenes perspective.

#MasterChef Memoirs pt.1: In The Beginning…

06.01.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs pt.1: In The Beginning…
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Many of you have been supporting me in my quest to be America’s Next MasterChef. With the season premier just 6 days away, I thought that I would backtrack many months… to December 4th 2010 to be exact, and tell you about how this all started.

MasterChef Viewing Party!

05.26.2011 MasterChef Viewing Party!
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Click for details on the OFFICIAL Houston viewing party!