Whitney Miller (Chef) Biography, Age, Family, Career And Net Worth.

Whitney Miller (Chef)Biography

Whitney Miller born Whitney Leigh Miller Humphrey is a chef, cookbook author,  recipe and menu developer, food stylist and food judge. She was the winner of the first season of the US version of MasterChef in 2010. She was named the first-ever American MasterChef winner by MasterChef judges, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich. Additionally, she has been featured across the globe showcasing her Southern cuisine in China, Dubai, Malaysia, and South Africa.   

Whitney Miller Age

Whitney Miller was born Whitney Leigh Miller Humphrey was born in Poplarville, Mississippi, U.S. on June 1, 1988. She is 30 years as of 2018.

Whitney Miller Husband

She is a married woman. She tied the knot with Ryan Humphrey. They met February 7th, 2014, were engaged on July 4th and married on November 29th. In 2016 she gave birth to a son named Miller.

Whitney Miller And Her Family

Whitney Miller Career

Miller grew up in a very food, faith, and family-oriented environment, always in the kitchen cooking with her mother and two sisters or her great-grandmother.

Benefiting from her great-grandmother’s inspiration in Southern hospitality and cooking large Sunday dinners for extended family and friends, she aspired to be a great cook from an early age.

Because of her talent with desserts on Fox’s MasterChef, she was deemed the “Pastry Princess.”

Her cooking style encompasses using fresh ingredients and putting her own modern twist on Southern classics. In 2014 she married Ryan Humphrey, and in 2016 she gave birth to a son they named Miller

Season 1 of MasterChef (U.S., 2010)

Miller entered the competition as a small town girl home cook and a college student from Poplarville, Mississippi. She first appeared in episode 2 of MasterChef (U.S.). Despite being young (22 years old), she mentioned that she has great ambition and that being young doesn’t mean she doesn’t have that much experience as anybody else in the competition. In the 14 episodes, she won three mystery box and elimination challenges and five of her dishes were chosen in the top 3, one of which led her to the finale.

In the finale, Miller’s final dishes were sweet shrimp on crispy cornbread with black-eyed pea purée for the appetizer, country fried chicken for the entrée, and a white chocolate bread pudding for the dessert. What the judges described as a “difficult, but unanimous decision,” and for having better overall execution of her final three dishes. Miller was chosen as the first US winner of MasterChef. She won a quarter of a million dollars, a personalized cookbook, and the prestigious MasterChef trophy.

Miller wrote her MasterChef cookbook, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm, which was released in July 2011.

In 2011, Miller returned as a guest in season 2, episode 9, of MasterChef (U.S.), where the contestants had to replicate one of her signature dishes, crispy catfish with homemade slaw and sweet potato fries.

Professional career and highlights

Miller has been featured across the globe in Southern cuisine cooking promotions, including The St. Regis Tianjin in China. In January 2013, Miller was featured as the opening night chef (the first Southern chef) at Chefdance 2013 within the Sundance film festival, cooking for celebrities such as Kenny Loggins and photographer to the stars, Norman Seeff.

Miller’s professional career includes developing recipes and/or creating videos for companies such as SousVide Supreme in the US and Malaysia, magazines such as Clean Eating and Southern Living, and nonprofits such as the Mississippi Girl Scouts of America. She has conducted guest cooking classes at Viking Cooking Schools in Mississippi and recently, in February 2013, Surfas in Costa Mesa, California. Working with Panera Bread as the featured food expert, in July 2013, she hosted an online chat, giving cooking and entertaining tips.

Miller acted as a frequent guest host for ABC’s Birmingham Talk of Alabama’s TV cooking segment. She utilizes her seasoned palate as a judge for food competitions such as the 2013 World Food Championship held in Las Vegas. She also created recipes for California Olive Ranch and participated in Food Blog South 2014 in which she gave samples of her olive oil biscuits.

Her recipes have been featured in the MasterChef and Ultimate MasterChef cookbooks. She is a food writer of magazine articles for Flavors (Atlanta), Taste of Home, Southern Living, and Eat. Drink. Mississippi. Her recipes, articles, and book promotions have appeared in People, Women’s Health, Masterchef, Clean Eating, and Cooking Light magazines as well as online at Self, California Olive Ranch, and SousVide Supreme.com. and also in national publications such as People, Cooking Light, Spirit of Women, and Masterchef magazine.

On October 21, 2015, it was announced that Miller will be joining The Coop in Orlando, Florida. The Coop is owned by John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

Whitney Miller Net Worth

Whitney is a chef, cookbook author,  recipe and menu developer, food stylist and food judge. She was named the first-ever American MasterChef winner by MasterChef judges, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich. From her career and writing works you can tell she gets a good salary. However, her net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it’s possible.

Whitney Miller Masterchef

She first appeared in episode 2 of MasterChef (U.S.). Despite being young (22 years old), she mentioned that she has great ambition and that being young doesn’t mean she doesn’t have that much experience as anybody else in the competition. In the 14 episodes, she won three mystery box and elimination challenges and five of her dishes were chosen in the top 3, one of which led her to the finale.

In the finale, Miller’s final dishes were sweet shrimp on crispy cornbread with black-eyed pea purée for the appetizer, country fried chicken for the entrée, and a white chocolate bread pudding for the dessert.

She won a quarter of a million dollars, a personalized cookbook, and the prestigious MasterChef trophy. Miller wrote her MasterChef cookbook, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm, which was released in July 2011.

In 2011, Miller returned as a guest in season 2, episode 9, of MasterChef (U.S.), where the contestants had to replicate one of her signature dishes, crispy catfish with homemade slaw and sweet potato fries.

Whitney Miller Cookbook|Whitney Miller Masterchef Cookbook

Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm

Known by TV viewers as the Mississippi belle whose demure demeanor belied nerves of steel and true culinary skill, America watched Whitney Miller crush the competition and become the first winner of MasterChef season 1. Now Whitney’s long-awaited dream of writing her first cookbook has come true as she shares her favorite recipes and entertaining secrets in Modern Hospitality.

As a little girl in small-town Mississippi, Whitney grew up cooking at the elbows of true masters of Southern cuisine: her mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. From the secret to making perfect, flaky biscuits to the art of whipping up Sunday supper for a crowd, Whitney not only learned how to create much-loved dishes for friends and family but also discovered the most essential ingredient for any meal: hospitality.

In Modern Hospitality, Whitney offers a fresh take on classic dishes passed down throughout generations of Southern women. In addition to providing more than 75 original recipes that showcase regional ingredients and authentic flavors, Whitney also shares her stories of family, tradition, and suggestions for effortless entertaining.

Bring a taste of the South into your home with dishes like Oven-Fried Catfish, Shrimp and Sausage with Grits Soufflé, Mississippi Cheesesteak, and Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Blondies. With recipes this simple, elegant, and delicious, it’s easy to turn any occasion into something special.