This Youngstown, OH native is a hard worker who is determined to win the right way.
Proving that the way to a person's heart is through his or her stomach, Daniel uses food to express to his loved ones how much he cares about them.
The pressure of the competition hits Elise hard.
Holy MasterChef hallucinations! This native of Detroit, MI was in her car when she had a vision that helped her realize cooking was what she was born to do.
Tyler got his start cooking by pouring chocolate chips into the batter for his mother. A self proclaimed "fat kid," he loves bringing people together through his cooking.
Texas native Cutter is full of energy and hopes to put his southern charm to good use while competing for the MASTERCHEF title.
Of all the spices in cupboard, variety is the one Whitney values most. This Columbus, OH native thrives on creating new and interesting dishes in the kitchen.
Will the home cooks be able to put their differences aside to work together in this tough team challenge?
Watching her mother and grandmother cook growing up inspired this aerial dancer from Philadelphia to pursue a culinary career.
The judges ask the Top 14 home cooks to talk about their favorite diner experiences.
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This Mandeville, LA native believes that you don't have to be a chef to cook, but you have to have a heart.
This half-Italian, half-Filipino chef's signature creation is his mother's pasta carbonara, a dish he hopes will help him rise above the competition.
The judges predict that naturally a dominant contestant will come forth and lead in each paired team. Who will rise to the occasion?
After an extensive nationwide search, the field has been narrowed to 30 of the best home cooks in America.
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