Derrick Prince from "MasterChef" is one of the top 18 contestants in Season 2 of the FOX reality cooking competition series. He is a 33-year-old web designer from Long Island, New York. His signature dish is Homemade Chorizo and Potato Sopes with Roasted Tomato Salsa.

Q&A with Derrick Prince ("MasterChef"):

Who was your first cooking inspiration?

My wife. I never cared too much for cooking before I met her. She's a great cook, from the start of our 14-year relationship, I would spend a lot of time with her in the kitchen. As time went on, I got more and more into cooking. Then about two or three years ago it got to the point where I found myself kicking her out of the kitchen so I could do everything myself.

What is the first dish you ever mastered?

A French omelet. The kind that doesn't require a spatula or flipping utensils. It's all in in the way you flick the pan back and forth to fold that fluffy sheet of eggs over onto itself and cover the filling.

What is your favorite thing to cook?

Anything breakfast. I love eggs and anything where they are center stage is a winner for me.

What did you learn as a contestant on "MasterChef"?

Restraint. Before going to "MasterChef," I had a horrible habit of using too many ingredients and making simple things too complicated. The "MasterChef" experience taught me how to focus on the main ingredient in a dish and work towards to making that the star.


Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼39 years old
Current Residence: Long Island, NY

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