Shaun O’Neale is a world-recognized chef currently residing in Las Vegas, NV. A former DJ, Shaun was crowned Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX in 2016 and completed his first cookbook in 2017 titled, My Modern American Table. He is a self-taught chef who developed his upscale, modern American style of cooking by reading cookbooks and traveling the world.
Since his MasterChef win, Shaun has been traveling and performing at some of the most recognizable culinary events all over the world. Presently, he has traveled to over 61 US cities and 9 countries including Italy, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean and Costa Rica. Shaun will also have performed at over 100 food festivals, expos, and events with one of the highlights being a returning celebrity chef at both Disneyland’s and Disney World’s annual food festivals. Shaun has worked with both MLB and NHL teams creating menus for their luxury suites. He is a member of Macy’s Culinary Council and has performed several cooking demos with them throughout the US.
Shaun’s talents spread far beyond the entertainment world as he became Newcastle Brown Ale’s first culinary chef ambassador in 2018. He was the only MasterChef winner to be featured on three additional seasons of the show, not including hosting the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown in 2017. Shaun has also made appearances on Home and Family, Best in Food and starred in his own commercial for Morningstar Farms.
Shaun has strong ties in the culinary community and was married to his wife by none other than Chef Gordon Ramsay himself. Beyond the kitchen, Shaun is passionate about traveling and reading up on culture and history. His future plans include opening his first restaurant in his home city of Las Vegas, NV.