Congratulations to MasterChef Winner Jennifer Behm
Tonight was the finale of MasterChef America season two. For those who don’t watch MasterChef it bills itself as American Idol for cooks. It’s Top Chef meets Karaoke.
To contrast MasterChef with Fox’s other “reality” cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, Fox packages MC as ametuers vying to be pros where HK is pros trying to reach the top of their field. In actuality MC has a lot of professional chefs pretending to be ametuers while HK features a lot of minimum wage Whopper Floppers pretending to be chefs. Though last year’s MasterChef winner, Whitney Miller, was a very talented home cook who is actually taking the next step, her opponent in last year’s finale, Sheetal Bhagat, was a professional chef/instructor at a Chicago cooking school. Conversely, very few Hell’s Kitchen winners are ever heard from again.
The three finalists this year were Achiote Buffalo (stereotypical nice guy), Christian Collins (stereotypical d-bag) and Jennifer Behm (stereotypical angry chick). The winner was the stereotypical angry chick, Jennifer Behm.