“You know, my mom has actually been in the kitchen every step of the way,” Hurt said “Every single time I went out to the MasterChef kitchen and cooked, I would pray to God and say ‘Lord, if it’s in your will, your will shall be done.’ But I would also call on my mom and say ‘Mom, please come down and cook with me tonight.’ And she was very much so there in that finale.”
At 25 years old, Hurt said this competition will change the course of his life.
“I’m $250,000 richer, but with that being said, I would truly love to open up a culinary program at the high school that I teach to provide opportunities for kids who don’t have these culinary opportunities,” he said
In his life after MasterChef, Hurt has dreams of starting a food truck and has already created an app for you to try his food.
“It’s an app call Eat With, so if you want to book a dining experience with me, you can do that via that app,” he said.
Hurt will be on Camp MasterChef next summer.