Local restaurant owner joins cast of MasterChef

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// by Serenity Hansberry

Restaurateur and chef Kevin Sbraga, who recently opened Sbraga & Company here in Jacksonville (220 Riverside Ave #114), will be a joining the highly acclaimed Chef Gordon Ramsey and Pastry Chef Christina Tosi on the judging panel for MasterChef season seven which airs on FOX. The show premiers on June 1 at 8PM ET.

MasterChef is a cooking competition that produces weekly challenges to find the best home cook in the country. The show will feature a host of world renowned chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Richard Blais, and Aaron Sanchez. The home cooks will be competing for the title of MasterChef, a cookbook deal, and a cash prize of $250,000.

Chef Sbraga is no stranger to cooking competitions. He’s been on the other end, winning season seven of Bravo’s Top Chef. Since that time he’s gone on to open three restaurants located on the East Coast and has garnered accolades and recognition from a number of publications including Esquire, Bon Appetit Magazine, and Zagat Restaurant Guide.