Sunday, December 28, 2014

What Do You Do After You Win MasterChef Jr ?

You go to Universal Studios!

Behind the Scenes- First off after you win Masterchef Jr there is just a lot of waiting and work. Interviews, meetings...but you are really happy, so it is all good!

Now my Aunt and Uncle live in the LA area, so we popped in for a visit. We stayed with them a couple of days and had a great time. It was good to relax.

My Uncle works at Universal Studios so he hooked us up with a once in a lifetime trip to the Park. I mean we had passes and great food and fast passes and I even got to met the Head Executive Chef for Universal. I mean this is the guy who feeds over 20,000 people a DAY! Chef Eric was crazy nice to me! Now we could not tell him anything about what I had just done, so the Chef was just sharing his time with a fellow foodie.


Winner MasterChef Junior Logan Winner

 It was Amazing! I mean they have a great system to make and distribute all that food around the park and they make literally tons of it!
  Gru's Cafe was the Bomb - the fried mac and cheese and the Chicken and minion cupcakes all so good!


 

The V.I.P. had the prettiest buffet with the tastiest food ever. 




Everything was fresh and well cooked. Chef Eric runs a great staff of Chefs and restaurant managers. Everyone was friendly and I had the best day!
Logan Guleff Winner MasterChef Junior Minons Winner 

It was super fun and relaxing! Those fast passes really made it the best experience and the great staff made me feel like a rockstar. I was feeling pretty confused about winning and not being able to celebrate so this was just the most exciting way to celebrate without telling anyone!

Thanks Chef Eric, Uncle Israel, Universal staff. I had a blast and the new Minion ride was the best.



Masterchef Junior Logan

Friday, December 19, 2014

All My Blog Posts on MasterChef Junior Season 2 Episodes - Logan

Gordon Joe Elliot Logan MasterChef Junior Winner


Here are the links to all my blog posts for MasterChef Junior (Season 2) USA 2014


Episode 7: MasterChef Junior Final Episode : I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR


Episode 6 :  Episode 6 MasterChef Junior The Attack of The Salmon – Logan


Episode 5:  Episode 5 The Pop Up In MasterChef Junior


Episode 4:  MasterChef Junior Episode 4 Signature Dish

  
Episode 3:  MasterChef Junior Episode 3 The Journey Continues


Episode 2:  The MasterChef Junior Experience : Episode 2 - Pie??? Really!


Episode 1:  MCJ2 I finally get into the Masterchef Kitchen


Pre-Show:  The Beginning - From Memphis to Hollywood : MasterChef Junior Season 2 http://orderupwithlogan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-beginning-from-memphis-to-hollywood.html

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MasterChef Junior Final Episode : I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

Logan MasterChef Junior Winner Season 2 Memphis TN
Behind the scenes -

Ok when all your friends are gone, the pressure starts to mount. It has now become very real and I want to win. I believe I can win. I know I will win. I stopped being nervous and remembered that either way I am top 2 of MasterChef Junior. Pretty good for a kid whose Mom does Jewelry and whose Dad makes plastic!

I start thinking about what I want to cook- I feel I need to redeem myself on those spot prawns and pay homage to a local Chef who taught me how to cook fish, prawns, and scallops. Thanks, Chef Ben of Tsunami you are the best. The flavors of the Sun and Sea - salt and fish and Spain. I know my Madeleines are so very good and I think back to my very first friend on the show Berry and know I have to add her to my dish.

Logan MasterChef Junior Winner Season 2 USA 2014

I see my heart coming onto the plate - Chef Ben, Berry, Christmas cookie party madeleines, the salt fish, my love of olives and mayo... this is me. The MasterChef ingredients are the best I have ever used! So fresh and high end. I think my plan is ambitious, but Samuel is a great cook. He thinks he can beat me easily, but he does not know that in that Ring of Fire, I see my Dreams and I see my love of food and cooking all coming together.

Logan Guleff Winner MasterChef Junior Season 2

From my first pasta dish to walking into that MasterChef kitchen I am ready. I am going to add smoke to my aloi and it is going to be just perfect. The smoking gun takes me back to river and home and the Best Dang BBQ ever. I see my friends and family in each dish. I know Chef Graham and Chef Ramsay have taught me more than I imagined. I have real joy in my heart as I start to cook. My family is there to support me and I believe....

I work hard and stay with my plan- I even get to use liquid nitrogen a life goal! I am sure I can put my heart on that plate for the Judges.

Logan MasterChef Junior Winner Season 2 Final The End

When I stand there and Gordon Ramsay calls out my name and LOGAN rings through the studio and the confetti starts to fall I am just amazed. I feel for Samuel, I mean it hurts - I know it won't help but I hug him.

This is my night!

I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.

against all odds... I WIN it all.

Logan MCJ 2 Winner FOX Logan Guleff Winner MasterChef Junior Season 2


If you have been a member of TeamLogan all I can say is Thank You! Thank you for the support and the belief in me! It has made this journey more fun and this victory even sweeter! I am honored the judges chose me and I am honored you chose me!

Thank you so very much,

MASTERCHEF LOGAN

Logan Winner MCJ Memphis Season 2 Logan Guleff Winner MasterChef Junior Season 2








Links to all my blog posts on the episodes:

Episode 7: MasterChef Junior Final Episode : I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

Episode 6 :  Episode 6 MasterChef Junior The Attack of The Salmon – Logan

Episode 5:  Episode 5 The Pop Up In MasterChef Junior

Episode 4:  MasterChef Junior Episode 4 Signature Dish
  
Episode 3:  MasterChef Junior Episode 3 The Journey Continues

Episode 2:  The MasterChef Junior Experience : Episode 2 - Pie??? Really!

Episode 1:  MCJ2 I finally get into the Masterchef Kitchen

Pre-Show:  The Beginning - From Memphis to Hollywood : MasterChef Junior Season 2
http://orderupwithlogan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-beginning-from-memphis-to-hollywood.html

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Episode 6 MasterChef Junior The Attack of The Salmon - Logan

Behind the scenes - 

Logan MasterChef Junior Salmon Memphis Cook Recipe Celebrity Chef


This is when we are all getting tired. Paramount seems like home now and here are some insider tips - They have a huge blue sky wall where Titanic the movie was, Not, I repeat, Not, filmed there. 

"The Coffee Bean" and "Water Tower" have amazing food suvies and coffee. Paramount is considered one of the most haunted places in LA and it is by a cemetery. One ghost is said to be of a young girl.... stage 19 and 5 are the most haunted....

Back to MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

I AM IN THE TOP 4

Oh my gosh! Now, I have cut up fish before, but never ever a fish as big and expensive as a SALMON (honestly I only weight 75 lbs). I mean really!!!! That is a huge fish.


Logan MasterChef Junior Salmon Memphis Cook Recipe Celebrity Chef


I picked the one with the freshest looking eye and hauled it back to my station. I tried my best to slice deep and fillet it like I have practiced at home. I really tried my best. This was a bad day--- wasting food in my house is a BIG deal- a HUGE deal... I feel crushed! Mortified!  Very disappointed in myself.

When Adaiah gives me only 5 ingredients it is tough. I think of all the things I could  have made - Salmon with caviar sour cream sauce, Ravioli, Salmon with quail eggs - I really wanted a shot! I decided to try comfiting my Salmon. It is a huge risk! I would normally have added other spices, made something more....


Logan MasterChef Junior Salmon Memphis Cook Recipe


I start the poaching, make a dill lemon salt, puree some broccoli rabe, ruin some potatoes and redo them... IT is all a risk! Will my first ever Comfit Salmon taste good?? Go big or Go home!

When Adaiah and Abby are sent home -  my heart is pounding a mile a minute! I can't figure out just what has happened! I see Abby crying and my heart is hurting - but her Dad is just the BEST and he gets her a fancy cake and she is ok! It was tough.

Abby MasterChef Junior Eliminated 2014 USAAdaiah MasterChef Junior Eliminated 2014 USA

I AM IN THE FINALS

I am going to cook my heart out and I am going to plate like I have never plated before - I am going to put myself (Logan) on that plate and show them my heart!

You had better WATCH!







Links to all my blog posts on the episodes:

Episode 7: MasterChef Junior Final Episode : I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

Episode 6 :  Episode 6 MasterChef Junior The Attack of The Salmon – Logan

Episode 5:  Episode 5 The Pop Up In MasterChef Junior

Episode 4:  MasterChef Junior Episode 4 Signature Dish
  
Episode 3:  MasterChef Junior Episode 3 The Journey Continues

Episode 2:  The MasterChef Junior Experience : Episode 2 - Pie??? Really!

Episode 1:  MCJ2 I finally get into the Masterchef Kitchen

Pre-Show:  The Beginning - From Memphis to Hollywood : MasterChef Junior Season 2
http://orderupwithlogan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-beginning-from-memphis-to-hollywood.html



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 5 The Pop Up In MasterChef Junior

Logan Guleff Red Team on MasterChef Junior

Behind the Scenes- One thing you might not know about is the famous Target Store runs. Everything is on a time crunch in LA and all of us need stuff like toys and games and socks and food for the Hotel. So our handlers arrange Target runs and we hop out of the big vans and run around Target tossing in food, drinks, toys, games, books, everything... just 30 minutes!! GO! I loved it!! So much fun to just grab everything quick and hit the lines- top grabs- San Peligrino soda, beef jerky, Halo MegaBlocks, water guns and raspberries!

This makes TOP 6 and sets us up for the BEST DAY EVER- well, Not White House good but pretty close!



We hear about a pop up restaurant and head to the Malibu hills to an exclusive winery and the beginnings of my culinary dreams.

I mean this place is posh, swanky, elegant, lovely, gorgeous... I mean did you see the show??
I was on red team and I drove in the red convertible with Chef Ramsay! The drone flew over head and the place was amazing.
We get the menu and headed to our spot. Red team lead by Abby!





I have to say- you may have seen Abby, but that girl is fearless and tiny! I just think she is the best. And while she is a big sister at home she was definitely little sister material for me. I love her!
Our team stumbled and I screwed up that spotted prawn ceviche. I am not sure why I kept getting it wrong. Graham came to me when I was cooking the fish and helped me get all zen with the fish.
That was super cool! My goal was to cook my pants off and make great food and B. Get yelled at by Chef Ramsay (true fan thing again) So while it may look like I was sad inside I was so happy!

I know everyone was exhausted but I LOVED IT - LOVED  LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!!


Logan MasterChef Junior Memphis 2014 USA

Here is a video of me DANCING in the van ride home. I thought if I go home know it is OK . I earned a Chef Jacket the first one I have ever worn. and I have cooked at a Master Chef restaurant. Game over this is the best! Maybe Gordon Ramsay will give me a job when I hit 17. Maybe I can be a Chef!


video


When Sean and Onna got sent home- I was shocked. Sean is just the best and my first teammate. I was crushed for him cause he  has the same goal as me. Oona is just well, Oona, it is hard to watch her be sad.

PS One being called a Chef- If you truly love cooking and food then you know Chef is a title earned and not handed to you and it requires you be paid specifically for FOOD. I have NEVER worn a play Chef coat I have never called myself a chef- I respect it that much!
OONa Eliminated from MasterChef Junior 2014Sean Eliminated from MasterChef Junior 2014




Links to all my blog posts on the episodes:

Episode 7: MasterChef Junior Final Episode : I AM THE MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

Episode 6 :  Episode 6 MasterChef Junior The Attack of The Salmon – Logan

Episode 5:  Episode 5 The Pop Up In MasterChef Junior

Episode 4:  MasterChef Junior Episode 4 Signature Dish
  
Episode 3:  MasterChef Junior Episode 3 The Journey Continues

Episode 2:  The MasterChef Junior Experience : Episode 2 - Pie??? Really!

Episode 1:  MCJ2 I finally get into the Masterchef Kitchen

Pre-Show:  The Beginning - From Memphis to Hollywood : MasterChef Junior Season 2
http://orderupwithlogan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-beginning-from-memphis-to-hollywood.html