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Flagler alum to be featured on cooking show ‘MasterChef’

May 26, 2017

Flagler alumnus Jeff Philbin, ‘12, has claimed a spot in the “MasterChef” reality television show and will be featured in its eighth season, airing Wednesday, May 31.

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, world-renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez welcomed 40 of the nation’s best home cooks to the cooking competition.

During the season premiere, the contestants will compete in the “Battle for a White Apron” challenge. Only half of them will move forward in the contest for the MasterChef title, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.

Philbin, who has nearly 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, is currently the marketing director of Helicon Property Restoration in Tampa.

Season Eight of MasterChef will premiere on Fox, Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard and Pacific Time.

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