July 28, 29 and 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MasterChef Season 7 Winner Shaun O’Neale to Appear at the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
May 23, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): Shaun O’Neale, a popular Las Vegas DJ and Winner of MasterChef Season 7 on FOX, has a busy schedule planned for the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival. On Friday, July 28, O’Neale will serve as emcee for the Champions for Charity cooking competition and also do his own “flame-up” with the Pyro Chefs in Gourmet Alley. On Saturday, July 29, O’Neale will be back for more: serving as a judge in the Great Garlic Cook-Off, and then doing his own cooking demonstration, greeting Festival guests, and signing copies of his book, My Modern American Table.
Shaun O’Neale has been orchestrating dance floors from the DJ booth for almost 20 years and refining his culinary skills in home kitchens for just as long. O'Neale came into the national spotlight in 2016 on Season 7 of the hit FOX show MasterChef. With his elevated plating and big bold flavors, O'Neale quickly became a front runner and soon began to dominate the competition. He notched eight individual wins, starting with the coveted white apron and ending with the MasterChef trophy. Having the honor to cook for and learn from true masters in the culinary world like Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Richard Blais, Aaron Sanchez, Edward Lee and Kevin Sbraga has only intensified Shaun's passion in the kitchen as he now moves on to the next phase as a chef, DJ and author of My Modern American Table.
Mike Zukowski, President of the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, said, “Shaun O’Neale’s combined passions for great food and entertainment make him a perfect fit for our event. We’re very excited to welcome him to the Garlic Cook-Off Stage—and looking forward to his flame-up with the Pyro Chefs in Gourmet Alley!”
For more information or to purchase discounted tickets online, visit www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 39th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held July 28, 29, and 30, 2017, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this annual event draws tens of thousands of guests from around the world for a three-day celebration of great garlicky food, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. For more information or to purchase discounted tickets online, visit www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.