Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament

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Judge : Taueret Thomas

Judge: Taueret Thomas

About the Judge

Taueret Khepera Thomas is a chef, educator, consultant, and overall culinary maven whose passion is food. With nearly 20 years of practical culinary knowledge and hands-on cooking experience, Chef Thomas earned the highly regarded Certified Hospitality Educator certification in 2006. She went on to become the youngest and the first African American woman to lead a culinary college in the State of Maryland. Chef Thomas is chef and owner of Khepera’s Kitchen, an elite chef service specializing in private events. Chef Thomas has made numerous cooking appearances on local television stations including, Fox Morning news, WBAL-11, WMAR-2, and News Channel 8 in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Live chef demonstrations showcase her cooking style which is characterized by the creative use of classical techniques, seasonal ingredients, global flavors and clean plate presentations.

Chef Thomas, known as “Chef T” by her students, has mentored and trained over 500 graduates in their culinary pursuits. Chef Thomas is endorsed by other chefs and culinary professionals for her uncompromising standards and discipline for the culinary arts. Chef T knows every aspect of the food industry. Chef Thomas graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Khepera's Kitchen

<b>Khepera’s Kitchen</b>