My MasterChef Journey


At a family dinner, my brother in law said to me, "Jeff, all you need to do is show up in Orlando. I did all of your paperwork because I believe in you. I signed you up for MasterChef." It was in that moment that life changed for me. After many months of paperwork and processes, I embarked on becoming a contestant on season 8 of MasterChef on FOX. It was an incredible journey that I am forever humbled and changed from such a wonderful experience.



More than just food


Beyond any part of the MasterChef journey, my incredible and loving family comes first. Without the love and support from my incredible wife to help raise our son while I was on MasterChef; I would not be as grateful to live out this dream. Now, my greatest dream of being a father is my reality that I get to live each and every day!






My son has given me a new leash on life. He fills me with such pride and excitement as I strive each and every day to be the best dad I can be and to surround him with all the love in the world to give to him.



My best friend, my lover, my world, my everything. I am the luckiest man in the world to call her my wife. I love her more and more each day as she compliments me individually and pushes me to be a better man for our family.



WHO I am grateful for

I have been blessed with an incredible support group set by two loving and wonderful parents that trickles down to the bond shared with two strong women in my sisters.


Who I enjoy being with

My favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life has one of the greatest quotes that sums up my life with the people I share it with, "Remember, no man is a failure who has friends."

Living it up in Tampa


I love living in Tampa. Tampa is one of the greatest cities this nation can boast of from our eclectic neighborhoods with their own distinct charm, our bustling downtown, to our Bay area beaches; Tampa has a little bit of everything for everyone. I am proud to raise my family in this awesome city!