Grant Gillon, the winner of MASTERCHEF, claimed that his wife inspired him to try out for the show.
He won the prize in 2023, and now admirers want to learn more about him.
Who is MasterChef winner Grant Gillon?
Grant Gillon is an ambitious chef, social media influencer, and Kinship Brewing Co.’s director of sales.
He rose to prominence in 2023 after competing on Fox’s competition series MasterChef. He is originally from Altoona, Iowa.
When he isn’t competing on national television, he can be seen posting cooking videos to his thousands of followers on YouTube.
Who is Grant Gillon’s wife, Emily?
Emily Gillion, a sex educator, trainer, and therapist, is Gillon’s wife.
Emily’s personal life is rarely discussed because she prefers to keep it private, but in an interview with Parade, Gillon revealed that it was his wife who urged him to try out for MasterChef.
“It was really my wife who kept pushing me to do it because she knew it meant a lot to me,” he told the outlet.
“She thought I had what it took to be on the show. It was a big sacrifice for all of us; I had to be gone for a long time away from her and my son.
“But her unwavering support, she insisted I had to do it and I said, ‘All right, let’s do it.’ So, that’s how we got on MasterChef,” he added.
When did Grant Gillon win MasterChef?
After winning Season 13, Gillon was named a MasterChef.
He competed in the finals against Jennifer Maune of Arkansas and Kennedy Grace of Denver.
He used a slow and steady strategy throughout the competition, which proved to be effective.
“I don’t have any regrets,” he said before he was crowned the winner.
“I played the game exactly how I wanted to. The goal was to be unnoticed in the beginning. I went for safe dishes I was comfortable executing. I’m proud of how I did.”
Gillon took home the $250,000 prize and also won a complete state-of-the-art kitchen from Viking, and a supply of kitchen gadgets and utensils from OXO, according to Parade.
His winning three-course meal included:
- Ravioli al’ Uovo with morelle cream sauce, truffle butter, and shaved truffles as the appetizer
- Pork loin medallions with salmoriglio sauce, agrodolce, celery root purée, and beer-braised fennel and onions as the entrée
- Torn stout cake with coffee stout mousse, chocolate pizzelle, and coffee ice cream as the dessert