I first heard about Christine Ha when I watched a video of the Jubilee Project. She was the season three MasterChef winner. What was special about this contestant was her lack of sight. Her tale is inspirational. Christine Ha was not born blind, but instead lost her sight at the age of 28. Despite the hardships that followed such a traumatic event, Christine found a passion in cooking.
“The lady has an extraordinary palate, a palate of incredible finesse. She picks up hot ingredients, touches them, and she thinks about this image on the plate. She has the most disciplined execution on a plate that we’ve ever seen. But the palate is where it’s just extraordinary. And honestly, I know chefs with Michelin stars that don’t have palates like hers.” –Chef Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef judge
Her skills were able to stun Gordon Ramsey, a chef known to be hyper critical of subpar cooking. She makes guest appearances on Vietnam’s version of MasterChef frequently and has recently recent her first cookbook. She also has a TV show called Four Senses where she stars with other season winners of MasterChef. Her success story inspires me.