Total Foodie & one of the 30 top amateur chef contestant/cast members to compete on season 1 of MasterChef on FOX. Here's my bio that lead me to ultimately be chosen as part of the MasterChef Cast and earn my apron from Gordon Ramsey:
"Scott Fischer, a 47-year-old Sales Executive and passionate home chef, residing just outside of Chicago, IL, is more than ready to be noticed by the public. Ever since he first stepped into the kitchen of his elementary home economics class and prepared a basic chicken stir-fry, he was hooked. The thrill of actually seeing and participating in the preparation of a meal was a first for Scott and that feeling of tasting the finished product and boasting about the whole experience is a memory that will last forever. Today, his signature dish is a hit with all who taste it; a Roasted Coconut Shrimp on baby spinach with a pineapple-honey-chili butter. Hands down, this one’s a classic!
Scott came from a home where the entire family always dined together and his mother cooked literally 3 meals a day; ranging from a variety of entrees, including liver and onions, sardines, caviar (on bagels with cream cheese on Sunday mornings) to pot roast, chicken and the best sweet and sour meatballs. Additionally, his grandmother Rose, a master cook and baker herself, with roots tied back to Austria, was also a huge inspiration and role model in the kitchen. It was there where she taught Scott that the best way to prepare any meal is to use the freshest and best ingredients and to make it by hand.
Never having any formal training, Scott formed much of his food preparation knowledge by first watching the early days of Julia Child and Graham Kerr, while following public television cooking shows through the progression of additional shows of the 70’s and 80’s. With his parents’ enjoyment of frequently dining out at some of the best area restaurants, Scott’s exposure to the world of fine dining began at a very early age, helping him develop a more sophisticated palate that helped form his own cooking style. Never bashful, Scott wouldn’t hesitate to talk to a restaurant owner or even the Chef regarding a particular recipe or style of preparation. While in Switzerland one year, Scott enjoyed a traditional dish of Rosti, a Swiss-style hash brown potato. The prepared dish was so phenomenal, that Scott actually ended up in the kitchen with the chef- learning how to prepare this local classic.
An avid collector of cookbooks, Scott’s collection consists of over 150- ranging from Southern Italian to Southern BBQ. This excitement and love for all cooking styles and cultures, is reflected in the way in which Scott cooks and bakes today.
Scott has always shared his excitement and passion for cooking with friends and family for many years; hosting many of the family’s holiday meals or even appeasing good friends by preparing an annual new years day brunch- to a weekend special request for Lobster Mornay. You can always find Scott in the kitchen, cooking for his family on an almost every day basis, creating memories and meals that will last in his family’s mind and mouth forever. It’s this passion and love for something that is accelerating far beyond hobby- and the reason Scott wants to take his dreams to the next level and ultimately become the next Master Chef."
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- I think it was some kind of insect in Monterey, Mexico
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Eggs- love them morning, noon or night
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- All Clad 14 inch pan
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: