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Local Chicagoan Joins MasterChef Season 3 airing Monday June 4 & Tuesday June 5 Tali Clavijo
Tali Clavijo is a musician and author who was selected out of 60,000 contestants to join Season 3 of MasterChef, which airs on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 for 18 weeks on FOX.
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MasterChef is a highly successful television show that selects contestants from random people across the United States – brought together by show creator and founder Gordon Ramsay; the contestants are presented with an apron if they make the “Cut”. The show producers combed the country for 60,000 contestants who competed regionally. Of all the amateur chefs who audition nationwide, one hundred are chosen to cook their signature dish for the three judges. Judges are: Gordon Ramsay, local Chicago chef Graham Elliott and restaurateur and vineyard owner Joe Bastianich.
As a lifelong Chicagoan, Tali was selected to be one of the Top 100 Amateur Chefs in the country. Then thirty-six finalists will compete for the top spot on the show and each was presented with a MasterChef apron from the host. From the initial 36 – the number drops to 18 cast members. One person goes home each and every show. Each week contestants are given the same ingredients to create their signature dishes. The activities include cooking individually, selecting an item from a “mystery box”, team challenges and a task called ‘pressure test” where the contestant must replicate a dish created by one of the judges.
The Season 3 of MasterChef airs on Monday & Tuesday June 4 & 5 and progresses for 18 weeks. Check out www.fox.com/
WHY: Tali’s cuisine is driven by his knowledge of molecular gastronomy and pantry of molecular powders that transform and manipulate simple foods into works of edible art. He would love to bring his molecular cuisine to the public and help inspire others to start making simple modern food; food that can help feed everyone.
His cooking style is constantly evolving, very creative, and modern. Known for his signature style of aprons, Aprons on the Line, Tali is a philanthropist with a passion to end world hunger. He is gearing up to launch his signature line of aprons online, where his vision is simple: provide a meal for a family with the purchase of every apron. With his actions he hopes to prevent diseases and malnutrition in third world countries.
Tali is a musician by trade and enjoys playing guitar in his band, Mid City Sons. Tali Clavijo (guitars and vocals), Drake Booth (keyboards and vocals), and Dan Tegler (drums and vocals) are known for their well-crafted lyrics and songs often featuring the juxtaposition of world issues and happy words and melodies. The indie electronic guitar driven pop rock-oriented songs touch on a variety of subjects and poignant issues.