MasterChef Crowns Dorian Hunter Season 10 Winner, Becomes First Black Woman to Win Competition

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There’s a new MasterChef, and her name is Dorian Hunter. Hunter won the 10th season of Fox’s cooking competition and is the first Black woman to accomplish the feat.

“I can’t even put words to how I’m feeling right now, because I wanted this so bad,” said Hunter immediately after finding out she’d won.

According to Deadline, Hunter’s winning menu included seared sea scallops with cornmeal tuille, sweet corn puree and pickled Swiss chard, an entree of Applewood smoked short rib with potato and horseradish gratin; and a dessert of lemon blueberry tart with blueberry and cream cheese filling, toasted meringue and pecan crust. — Sis cooked, okay! 

Watch Hunter be crowned the winter below:

Along with her trophy, Hunter has won $250,000 and a chance to train with chefs Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez.

Her immediate plans including releasing a cookbook.

“My vision for my cookbook would be what I have been saying all season, elevated soul,” Hunter told Parade. “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. Plated differently and presented in a different manner.”

And within the next couple of years, she plans to open a restaurant with her cash prize.

“It is enough for me to at least feed the idea,” Hunter told Parade. “I don’t have to go to the table with nothing, so I am definitely going to have to get investors or some sort of a loan, or find the rest of the money somewhere else, but it is going to be a nice start. I always say that having the title is more than the money. I am hoping to be able to work the title to, ultimately, open up that restaurant.”

Congratulations Dorian Hunter!

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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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