world food championships bio

Whitney Miller

Guest Judge

Whitney Miller is a chef, author and the first season winner of Fox’s “MasterChef.”

Whitney’s passion for the art of cooking began at an early age. At 22, she won the title of Fox’s first U.S. “MasterChef” and is the youngest contestant to hold that title to date. Following her stint on TV, Miller went on to obtain her degree with an emphasis on nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Whitney has showcased her skills at cooking shows across the world alongside celebrity chefs including Guy Fieri, Curtis Stone and Buddy Valastro. She has also been featured at prominent events including the Sundance Film Festival, where she was the opening night chef, cooking for celebrities such as Kenny Loggins.

Whitney’s professional career includes developing recipes and creating videos for top cooking outlets worldwide such as “SousVide Supreme,” “Clean Eating” and “Southern Living.” She has conducted classes at cooking schools across the country and has served as the featured food expert for companies including Panera Bread.

Regularly participating in volunteer work, Miller has contributed her talents to many nonprofit organizations aiming to raise money to feed the hungry.

Whitney currently resides in Poplarville, Mississippi.