Meet the Chef
Hello and welcome! Chef Dorian is originally from Canton, OH and currently lives in Cartersville, Ga with her husband and 2 children. Chef Dorian is the 5th of 10 children from James Hunter and the late Phyllis Hunter. Chef Dorian’s love for food started at an early age. Chef Dorian grew up watching her mom cooking and her dad baking in the kitchen. Cooking alongside her mother
helped to grow her passion for food. Chef Dorian went on to obtain her Associates Degree of Science and her Le Courdon Bleu certification in Culinary Arts from McIntosh College in Dover, New Hampshire.
Chef Dorian was named MasterChef season 10 winner, the biggest season ever. Chef Dorian is the first African-American female winner in the show’s history. Chef Dorian is also the oldest contestant to win MasterChef. Chef Dorian specializes in elevating southern food
without losing that traditional southern taste. Chef Dorian’s growth as a person and a chef has been inspirational. Chef Dorian proved to herself, the judges and the world that she was a force to be reckoned win. Chef Dorian won several challenges during the show and amazed Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Aaron Sanchez, Joe Bastianich and the fans of MasterChef with her elevated southern flavors. Chef Dorian understood early in the competition that it was important to listen to the advice given by the judges, and that it was important to embrace the black apron, because it meant that she would be able to learn and cook more. This strategy allowed the judges to see her grow each time she was in an elimination challenge. Chef Dorian’s ability to learn and adapt, helped to propel her to the final 3 and beat the other 2 contestants in the show’s finale. Chef Dorian won the grand prize of $250,000, a new Viking appliances kitchen set, along with coveted trainings at one of each of Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Aaron Sanchez, and Joe Bastianich restaurants. In addition to the grand prize, Chef Dorian also won $5000 in BrevilleUSA kitchen appliances for her win with the Pink Champagne cake, that was dedicated in memory to her mother.
Chef Dorian's plan is to be actively engaged with her fans by participating in different events where they can come watch her cook or listen to her story. Chef Dorian is currently working on different recipes in preparation for the release of her first cookbook. Chef Dorian will also be working alongside some of the cancer research organizations, due to her mother passing away
from breast cancer in 2017. This cause is very dear to her and she wants to be able to use her platform to make sure people are aware of this disease and the importance of getting screened.