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John Paul Abernathy - 86'd William "Billy" Barlow - 86'd Michael Duronslet - 86'd Katie Hagan-Whelchel Blair King - 86'd Sara Lawson - 86'd Matthew Leeper - 86'd Autumn Maddox - 86'd Yannick Marchand -86 Jennifer McDermott - 86'd Russell Moore - 86'd Katsuji Tanabe - 86'd

The Finalists


At the conclusion of Cooking Under Fire, the one tireless and talented contestant who best handles the heat will win a life-altering culinary prize — a chef position at one of celebrity chef Todd English's New York City restaurants.

Get to know our 12 finalists:

FINALIST NAME AGE OCCUPATION
John Paul Abernathy 26 Sous chef
William "Billy" Barlow 25 Cook/Butcher
Michael Duronslet 27 Head chef
Katie Hagan-Whelchel 26 Student
Blair King 33 Sous chef
Sara Lawson 23 Line cook
Matthew Leeper 27 Cook/Sushi chef
Autumn Maddox 27 Line cook
Yannick Marchand 42 Caterer
Jennifer McDermott 24 Line cook
Russell Moore 37 Restaurant consultant
Katsuji Tanabe 24 Sous chef