Tag Archives: Jason Maur

26 Food Trucks, Music, Craft Beer + More @ Food Trucks in the Valley 2016

5 Sep

The 3rd annual Food Trucks in the Valley is now just 10 days away, so you better start getting ready. Scope out the 26 food trucks (full list later in this post) that will be there and figure out a good eating strategy. Wash it all down with some craft beer, specifically New Belgium who is one of the sponsors. Then, while you’re there, check out live music, a car show, artisan products, food samples from local restaurants, and lots more. Continue reading

Three Hopeful Locals Compete to Be the Next MasterChef on FOX!

9 May

An attorney, a pilot, and a homemaker from our area compete in MasterChef Season 3 (pic from MasterChef site)

MasterChef is a blast to watch.  100 people from all walks of life compete with each other, week after week, in hopes of becoming the next MasterChef.  Kristien and I have faithfully watched both seasons and we’re super excited for the third season.  Chefs must learn skills or cook with specific ingredients, then they are judged by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot.  We’d probably both pee our pants if faced with being criticized by the judges, so we’ve gotta give major props to all the contestants.

Things are hitting close to home this time around, though.  For Season 3 of MasterChef we have two Connecticut chefs and one Westchester chef that beat out 29,900 people to hopefully win the $250,000 prize:

Jason “MaurPowerFoodie” Maur:  attorney and food blogger extraordinaire from Monroe, CT

Arnaud Bourgeois:  a pilot/captain from Woodbury, CT

Kim Maloof:  a homemaker from Katonah, NY

Starting watching the season premiere on 6/4/12 at 9 pm that continues on 6/5/12 at 9 pm, also.  Root, root, root for the home team!  We hope the judges go pretty easy on them and that they kick it seriously.  The final 18 contestants will be revealed on June 11.

Here are all 100 contestants (via TVbytheNumbers):

  Mesa Anis “Nino” Jabbes Server
  Page Renee Berthiaume Office Manager
    Laura Frederick Retired Teacher
    Hollie Schoppman Convenience Store Owner
    Dwayne Slate Repossession Agent
    Nicholas Smith Marine Mechanic
  Phoenix Preethy Kaibara Family Physician & Attorney
  Scottsdale Jason Clouse Contractor
  Apple Valley Stacey Amagrande Farmer’s Market Manager
  Bakersfield Gregg McDonnell IT Manager
  Brentwood Justin Weiss Business Analyst
  Cluco Vanessa Larsen Hair Stylist
  Corona Taylor Wilder Sales Associate
  Hidden Hills Carrie Portman Senior Real Estate Account Executive
  Hollywood Felix Fang Food Runner
  Encino Melanie Lowry Account Executive
  Laguna Niguel Jeff Cohen Wealth Manager
  Los Angeles Monti Carlo Homemaker
    Trevor Janus Composer
    Patti Negri Witch
  Northridge Regan Forston Ventriloquist
  Playa Del Rey Becky Reams Food Photographer
  San Francisco Laurence “Larry” Hing Lawyer
  Santa Monica Craig Victor Call Center Assistant
  Studio City Victoria Redstall Author
    Kelly Ryan Professional Speaker
  Westminster Barry “Bear”  Plunkett Software Sales Executive
  Monroe Jason Maur Attorney
  Woodbury Arnaud Bourgeois Pilot/Captain
  Newark Tianna Wood Inventory Control Specialist
  Aventura Ladda Cooper Restaurant Co-Owner
  Boyton Beach Thomas Wright Criminal Lawyer
  Davie David Mack Caviar Sales Director
  Deerfield Beach Penny Suzuki Firefighter and Paramedic
  Jacksonville Sonya Welch Administrative Assistant
  Miami Samantha de Silva Design Consultant
    Jordan Fein Credit Services Director of Operations
    Zelick Gimelstein Musician
    Dolores Royale Real Estate Investor
    Charles Vidales Interior Designer
  Miramar Joel Ringrose U.S. Army Station Commander
  Palm Beach Gardens Kate D’Hondt Bartender
  West Palm Beach Andrew Rosenthal Plastic Surgeon
  Blackshear Bubba Strickland Singer
  Marietta Lindsay Tarquinio Non-Profit Co-Founder
  Powder Springs Mike Hill Contractor
  Rowell Bobby Manheim Primate Therapy for Special Needs Children (Monkey Doctor)
  Savannah Alysha Augustus Homemaker
  Chicago Tali Clavijo Musician
    Vladimir Giuliano Djurkovic Assistant Manager
    Aleithea Ellis Student
    Greg Tomaras Field Service Engineer
    Elisa Veal Administrative Assistant
  Glencoe David Martinez Educational Administrator
  Stilwell Becky Reams Food Photographer
  New Orleans Heber Dunaway Music Teacher
  Cohasset Julie Mitterando Emergency Physician
  Boston AJ Rossi Director of Sales (Antiques and Fine Art Magazine)
    Anna Rossi Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  Fall River Adam Camacho Mechanical Engineer
  Nantucket Pete Nevers Carpenter
  Baldwin Helene Leeds Health Coach
  Baltimore Elizabeth Etzel Real Estate Agent
  Bethesda Amy Holmwood President of Life Insurance Company
  Silver Spring Kaimana Chee Director of IT Training
  Windsor Mill Sherine Taylor Benefits Counselor
  Ada James Lee Retired Police Officer
  Royal Oak Brian Kho Business Student
  Biloxi Michelle Gollott Food Services Sales Consultant
  Jackson Joshua Marks Contract Specialist for US Army
New Jersey    
  Florham Park Samantha McNulty High School Student
  Manahawkin Jessika Morgan Nutrition Sales
  West Orange Nandini Anant Homemaker
New York
  Astoria Luca Manfe Restaurant Manager
  Brooklyn Raiza Costa Artist
    Jack Hazan Children’s Wear Assistant
  Earlville Gabe Fowler Journalism Student
  Harlem Courtney Carey Professional Opera Singer
  Holtsville Frank Mirando Stock Broker
  Katonah Kim Maloof Homemaker
  Levittown Al Matousek Teaching Assistant
  Long Beach Alessio Vella Sales Manager
  New York City Ryan Umane Unemployed
    Nichelle Wright Dancer
  Woodside Michael Petroff School Aide
  Cincinnati Krystal Mandap Food Sales Representative
  Clackamas Josue del Castillo Rios On-Air Radio Personality
  Portland Jessica Glenn Book Publicist
Rhode Island    
  Cranston Cheryl Manzi Admissions Representative
  Austin Michael Chen Meteorology Student
    Tanya Noble Student and Hospitality Assistant
  Dallas Rami Rassas Used Car Salesman
  Frisco Audrey McGinnis Homemaker
  Houston Christine Ha Graduate Student
  Annandale Scott Little Interactive Producer
  Arlington Matthew Duffy IT Manager
    Joe Maiellano Political Consultant
  Kirkland Shami Marangwanda Recruiter
  Seattle Jaeger Stoltz Hair Stylist
  Sun Prairie Derek Distin Medical Device Sales Representative


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