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Claudia Sandoval      

Winner of "MasterChef U.S." & Judge on "MasterChef Latino"

Chef Claudia Sandoval, winner of the sixth season of "MasterChef U.S.," is now a Judge on "MasterChef Latino," a #1 Hit TV cooking competition on Telemundo in its Second Season.

Born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, to a family originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Chef Claudia grew up with her mother and grandmother, who taught her how to cook from a young age. Taking what she learned from the strong female chefs in her life, and adding to that some self-taught knowledge in the kitchen and hours spent in the MasterChef US kitchen, she masterfully developed her own signature style. A modern take on Mexican coastal cuisine.

After winning the coveted title of MasterChef, she began a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name “Claudia's Cocina,” in addition to working with important brands like Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, T-Mobile, and Tajín; Chef Claudia published her bestselling cookbook "Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico."

With a passion for all things Philanthropic, Sandoval continues to find ways to give back to the community she lives in. Sandoval has supported and been a board member of various non-profit organizations. As a personal goal, Chef Claudia set out to donate or raise the same $250k she won when winning MasterChef. Since her win, she has helped raise over $450k for organizations directly effecting change in her local communities, nearly doubling her initial goal.


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