APPEARANCES

“If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that's exactly what I did.”

– Gordon Ramsay


I couldn't agree more with Gordon and I was so fortunate to have been on MasterChef Season 7 where I learned so much from him in such a short time. Below are some clips from shows I’ve appeared on, as well as footage from Italy. 



MasterChef Season 7

I was a top 15 semi-finalist contestant - my highest profile TV appearance to date.


One of our challenges was cooking a lobster under a time limit. It is quite challenging to say the least.


Here Gordon perfectly prepares a lobster and finishes it with extra virgin olive oil.

AfterBuzz TV Show - MasterChef

  

AfterBuzz TV is an online broadcast network that specializes in after-show podcasts for a wide range of television series.

This clip dives deep into my participation on MasterChef. 

Dr. Oz

On The Dr. Oz show discussing the benefits of a teaspoon of real olive oil with your cereal every morning.

“The Back Up Plan”!

The Taste

I appeared as a contestant on ABC's The Taste (Season 2), a cooking competition where professional chefs and home cooks go head to head on creating the perfect TASTE! 


Celebrity judges included Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelson, Ludo Lefebvre and Nigella Lawson.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Sicily

A quick tour of an olive oil farm in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.

This shows some of the process in taking the olives from the tree to pre-bottling.

Pizza in Sicily

My mother Rose and I get to make our first authentic pizzas in Sicily, Italy!

And yes, it tasted as good as it looked!

Sicilian Treasures

Follow me as I visit Castelvetrano in Sicily, Italy, to see an olive oil grove dating back to the 16th century, and also visit the gorgeous Trinita di Delia estate.