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Masterchef: Derrick Prince Turned Down Position At Graham Elliot’s Restaurant

August 07, 2011 07:24 AM by Lisa Princ

Last week on Fox‘s Masterchef, we watched as Derrick Prince was sent packing in a double elimination. Despite his perfect souffle the night before, we watched Derrick crack when he had to create the perfect soup and sandwich. In an interview after his elimination, Derrick Prince reveals that since the show, he was offered a position at Graham Elliot’s restaurant, but he turned it down! Why? Read on to find out!

While many Masterchef fans were rooting for Derrick Prince, (who seemed to just blend in the background, but would come out with a super creation every now and then) Derrick could not make the cut last week as his soup and sandwich were a disaster. Since his time on the show, Derrick Prince is still cooking and will continue to cook, but why did he turn down a position at Graham Elliot’s joint in Chicago? Derrick recently said: “I was in touch with Chef Elliot and as a result, I spent a week an half at his restaurant in Chicago. I learned so much there. They even offered me a job, which I would have loved to take, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me at the time.”

While Derrick Prince did not reveal the actual reason why he turned down the Masterchef judge’s offer, he did mention that he still keeps in touch with Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich – although, he and Joe Bastianich have not gotten together for their coffee meeting…yet! What is in the cards for Derrick Prince next? Derrick says he will continue cooking, and while he is unsure where the culinary world will take him, he knows this is his calling, and he will not be doing web design much longer. If you are a fan of Derrick Prince, you can keep in touch with him on his website Masterchef’s Derrick Prince. Best of luck to Derrick, we will miss you this week!

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3 Responses to “Masterchef: Derrick Prince Turned Down Position At Graham Elliot’s Restaurant”

  1. Derrick Prince Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    In the cards meant I cannot relocate to Chicago at the time. Working at Graham Elliot would be a dream job for anyone who loves to cook and if it were possible for me to move and work there I would have in a second.

    Derrick Prince

  2. Lisa Princ Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Derrick! We assumed that was the reason, thanks for letting us know. My daughter and I will miss seeing you this week (we were rooting for you!)

  3. Derrick Prince Says:
    August 8th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Lisa, would have loved to stay on, damn soup! Thanks to you and your daughter for rooting for me.



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