Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meet the new Dallas cast of MasterChef, Season 2

Famed chef Gordon Ramsay is back for Round Two of his culinary smash hit and last summer's highest-rated new series, MASTERCHEF. Along with returning judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, the trio will put the contestants through a series of exciting elimination rounds and turn one amateur cook into a culinary master.

The cast of Season 2 includes 11 hopefuls from the Dallas area.  The season starts June 6 and the group will narrow to the Top 18 on June 14. After that, the chefs compete weekly for the title of MasterChef.

Our local DFW hopefuls include:
  • Cynthia Price, Human Resources Representative - Arlington
  • Donna Collins Yamini, President of Global Peace Project / Feng Shui Master - Dallas
  • Anthony Fedele, Semi-Retired Brand Specialist - Dallas
  • Shamarra Garmon, Youth Cooking Instructor - Dallas
  • Risa Goldstein, Retired - Dallas
  • Jennie Kelley, Musician - Dallas
  • Amber Montgomery, Restaurant Manager - Dallas
  • Stephen Russell, Bartender - Frisco
  • Ben Starr, Freelance Writer - Lewisville
  • Bryce Hendrick, Office Manager - McKinney
  • Shawn Guenther, Product Engineer - Plano

Attend the MasterChef, Season 2 Premiere Viewing Party 
and meet members of the new cast!

When:    Monday, June 6

Time:     6-9 PM

Where:  The Office Grill (Frankford & The Tollway)
              18020 North Dallas Parkway
              Dallas, TX  75287

UPDATE 6/1:  There's been a change of venue. Possibly because of bad press for The Office?  Dunno.

Where:  Stratos Greek Taverna             
              2907 W Northwest Highway (at Webb Chapel by Bachman Lake)
              Dallas, Texas 75220-6217

Cost:      $10 at the door goes to the CATHEDRAL OF HOPE - to help feed the homeless!! Canned goods are also welcome!

6pm -7pm 
Meet & Greet with 8 cast members of the new show!!
Greek Hors d'oeuvres served: Mini Pizzas, Dolmathes, Hummus, Tzatziki Sauce, Pita Bread.
Cash Bar. Happy hour specials until 7pm.
$2.75 Domestic Beer, $2.99 Margaritas, 5.25 Martinis

7pm - 8pm
Enjoy watching the Premiere Episode of MasterChef Season 2 on several big screen TVs. Monday night is half price dinner night! Stay for dinner and belly dancing begins at 8pm!