Gerron Hurt Is Your Newest ‘Master Chef’

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After an anticipating, intense season of sweating behind the stove, the 9th Master Chef has been crowned.

25-year-old Gerron Hurt has emerged a winner. The Kentucky native and English teacher snagged the half-a-million dollar prize, and the prestigious Master Chef trophy during the season 9 finale.

Hurt made an impression on the show with his Southern-style dishes. Under the mentorship of judge and restauranteur, Joe Bastianich, the home-chef won the final title with a three-course meal entirely inspired by his Kentucky roots.

 

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When Joe calls, I answer!!! Tune in tonight, you dont want to miss this! Fox 8/7c

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Earlier in the season, Hurt expressed if he were to win the grand prize, he would open a culinary program for the students he teaches. Nothing screams a more deserving winner.

 

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The winner additionally announced his participation as an instructor in the upcoming Master Chef Junior culinary camps, alongside other season contestants. Congratulations to Gerron Hurt for his new title.