It only took 10 seasons, but we finally have our first winner of MasterChef that is a Black Woman. Black women have long been MasterChef is a an American reality TV show that is a cooking competition which began being aired on FOX in the summer of 2010.
Dorian Hunter, chef from Cartesville, Ga won the competition with a pretty impressive menu. For her appetizer, she had seared scallops with cornmeal tuille, sweet corn puree, and pickled swiss chard. The entree consisted of applewood smoked short ribs with potato and horseradish gratin. And to close, for dessert, Hunter made a lemon blueberry tart for dessert. The meal was prepared for judges that included former champs of the show, friends, family, and the host of the show, Gordon Ramsey.
By winning, Hunter received a grand prize of $250,000. On top of the prize money, she will get the chance to work with the chef judges, Gordon Ramsey, Joe Bastinanich, and Aaron Sanchez. Hunter plans to create a cookbook based on the meals she created while competing on MasterChef. Following the cookbook, she plans to open a restaurant as well.
Hunter said, “This is a life-changer and I’m so happy to, not my fans, but my family. My vision for my cookbook would be what I have been saying all season, elevated soul. I don’t want to be too rustic, because I think that has already been done a lot, but I want to show soul food cooking done in a different way—in a beautiful way, not just in a homestyle way.”