LINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park's "MasterChef" contestant didn't make the first round of cuts on the Fox premiere, but two Chicagoans remain.
Tommy Walton, a fashion designer at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Dan Collado, a design engineer who lives in Wicker Park, survived the first round and each received an apron during the show's two-hour premiere.
Nate Love, the Lincoln Park resident, faced off against three other chefs during the first elimination and was beat out.
The judges thought his mushroom-crusted rack of lamb was undercooked.
Walton, a three-time guest on WTTW's "Check, Please!" cooked a pork ballotine stuffed with fennel, zucchini and apples.
Collado cooked a rosemary-Romano veal rib chop.
The two home cooks were among 22 of the contestants who survived the first round.
A total of 40 participants from across the country competed for those 22 spots.
The chefs are competing for a chance to win a cookbook deal and $250,000.
The next episode airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Fox.
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