Christina Machamer
American chef
Christina Machamer
Christina Machamer is an American chef who won the fourth season of Fox Network's reality cooking show Hell's Kitchen. She was awarded a chef position at Gordon Ramsay's new London West Hollywood restaurant where she earned a $250,000 yearly salary.
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Christina Machamer moves into top position with premium winery -
Google News - almost 6 years
BY DEB PETERSON • > 314-340-8276 Christina Machamer CHEF SUCCESS: There seems to be no stopping Ballwin native Christina Machamer since her Grand Prize win on season four of the reality TV show "Hell's Kitchen" in 2008
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Calistoga's B Winery sizzles with new Hell's Kitchen chef Christina Machamer - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Chef Christina Machamer, who won the fourth season of Fox Network's reality cooking show Hell's Kitchen in 2008, has just joined B Cellars Winery in Calistoga as wine educator and chef. Her first task: to coordinate the Silverado Trail property's newly
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NYTimes - over 7 years
10 P.M. (Oxygen) THE NAUGHTY KITCHEN WITH CHEF BLYTHE BECK Ms. Beck, below, a 29-year-old Texan, isn't shy about admitting that she's on a quest for ''total world culinary dominance.'' And now she has a new restaurant in which to make her dream come true: Central 214, inside the luxurious Hotel Palomar in Dallas. This series follows Ms. Beck as she
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NYTimes - about 8 years
Television Ginia Bellafante Much has been made recently of the so-called winter premiere, which inaugurates the second post-hiatus phase of a television season. January has been a flush month for returning series as well as new ones. Last week ''Burn Notice'' was back on USA with a new chapter of its second season, and on Monday the hit series
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christina Machamer
  • 2011
    Age 28
    In 2011, she relocated to the Napa Valley, where she has found a new niche bridging the gap between food and wine at the much celebrated B Cellars, in Calistoga, California.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    In January 2009, she was featured as a host at the St. Louis Food & Wine Experience.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the 11th season of Hell's Kitchen (in 2013) as part of a brigade consisting of past Hell's Kitchen winners in order to compete against the final 5 contestants.
    As of early 2009, Machamer is the executive sous chef at the London West Hollywood, where she works nearly 14 hours a day and is also charged with supervising the kitchen's various stations.
    More Details Hide Details Machamer will be blogging for after each episode of season 5 and has recently completed her sommelier diploma in wine service.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    Since being invested with celebrity status from her win, Machamer has been invited to a number of culinary events. She and the 2007 Hell's Kitchen winner Rock Harper competed in a cookoff and both will be among those presenting at the 2009 Scottsdale Culinary Festival in Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details After Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood was sold back to LXR hotels, Machamer traveled to Napa to study wine at CIA Greystone in St. Helena, California. Shortly after, she returned to Los Angeles as part of the opening team at Bouchon in Beverly Hills for celebrated chef, Thomas Keller.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    She moved on to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, in the spring of 2006 and graduated on February 29, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details At the Culinary Institute, she graduated at the top of her class. Machamer decided to apply to Hell's Kitchen after watching season 3. She went to the open audition in Manhattan and was called back for a screen test. The casting director thought she was "hilarious". As a culinary student, Machamer was the contestant with the least cooking experience and was nominated for elimination five times (including one from Ramsay), mostly because of what her peers saw as infantile behavior (a good example being at the start of the third episode where Jen was unable to calm her down over her nomination & angrily scolded Corey for nominating her) and a threatening intellect. Despite this, she broke the standing record for the number of challenges won with 9 wins and finished as the final competitor, defeating the season's runner-up, Louis Petrozza. What most impressed Ramsay was her special potential, something he did not see nearly enough of in any of the other contestants. After winning, Machamer had the choice of accepting her $250,000 prize money at once or earning it as a paycheck for working a year at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    After an apprenticeship with chef Larry Forgione at An American Place, she began her formal training at Forest Park Community College in 2003.
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  • 2000
    Age 17
    She graduated from Lafayette High School in 2000 and after some time in college, she dropped out of pre-law and decided that cooking was her calling in life.
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  • 1982
    Born on March 13, 1982.
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