Khristianne Uy: Team Malarkey: Khristianne is 30 years old, and works as a private chef for a number of high profile clients in West Hollywood, California. She describes herself as the Kayne West of cooking, because she is both cocky and inspiring. For her audition, she prepared Seared Scallops with Cream Corn and Cilantro Chile Oil.
Jeff Mahin: Team Malarkey: Jeff is 28 years old and a professional chef from Marina del Rey, California. At a young age, Jeff discovered his passion for food. He continues to thrive in the kitchen, and he considers a customer’s first reaction to his dish the most exciting moment. For his audition, he prepared a Red Miso Snapper with Avocado Puree.
Adam Pechal: Team Malarkey: Adam is 36 years old and lives in Sacramento, California. He owns two restaurants, where he is the executive chef. He considers food as his drug of choice, and as he says, he became a “dealer.” For his audition, he prepared Seared Scallops with Sweet Corn Hash.
Micah Kasman: Team Malarkey: Micah is 31 years old, and works as a design director in San Francisco, California. He hopes to succeed in this competition because he gave up his job to participate in The Taste. For his audition, he prepared Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Parsnip and Vanilla Puree.