'MasterChef: Back to Win': Micah Yaroch serves undercooked dessert, fans say 'he blew' his chance

Micah from Season 10 missed out on a white apron in the new season after his dessert came out undercooked


                            'MasterChef: Back to Win': Micah Yaroch serves undercooked dessert, fans say 'he blew' his chance
Micah Yaroch in 'MasterChef: Back to Win' (Fox)
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Gordon Ramsay's 'MasterChef' returned on FOX with an all-new episode in which some known faces from the previous seasons attempted to make a comeback. Micah Yaroch was a fan favorite who appeared in the most recent episode.

Micah appeared on Season 10 of 'MasterChef.' He made it to the top 7 before sadly leaving the competition. Despite his parents' condemnation of his culinary desire in the kitchen, with threats of disownment, Micah was a very modest man with an unbreakable passion for cooking, confident in his talents, determined to follow and battle for his food goal. He was eager to please and show that his parents were wrong. Gordon granted him a golden battle card pass as a second chance after he failed badly in the auditions the first time, and he came out on top with a white apron. He struggled at first, but gradually improved to become one of the strongest cooks.

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Micah got along well with his teammates, and had a tight friendship with Dorian, but had frequent disagreements with Subha during team tasks in his season. His adventure concluded in the heartbreaking family reunion task when he finished seventh after no family members or relatives came to support him, which was exacerbated when he gave gory raw meat and fish to the judges. Ramsay promised to keep in touch with Micah after his elimination to help guarantee his future. After his appearance, he intended to hit the road, travel across the United States, and continue to improve as a professional chef after returning home from the program and facing eviction, and he put up a gofundme campaign to fund his trip. He worked in a Chicago restaurant in the fall of 2019, but it was closed owing to the coronavirus. He worked at Grand Rapids' Field and Fire Bakery and Café and Chicago's Venteaux Oyster Bar. Furthermore, he is presently a sous chef and pastry chef at Chicago's The Madison Bar & Kitchen.

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Micah's second shot at redemption

Micah faced Willie from Season 5, Derrick from Season 2, and Tommy from Season 6 in the opening bout of the night. Interesting fact: they all finished seventh in their respective seasons. Willie has worked as an executive chef and developed a catering business since his season on 'MasterChef.' Derrick has worked as a chef at one of New York City's biggest restaurants. Tommy has done culinary shows in the morning and has become a brand ambassador in the Netherlands. Micah has worked in two Michelin-starred restaurants and spent a year studying baking.

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Willie served his cajun poached halibut with a purple cauliflower purée and spicy roasted corn relish after a tense cook-off. Gordon describes it as "beautiful" and "elegant," noting that the fish is cooked well but might use a punch of lime or lemon. Aaron believed the purée is superfluous, however, Joe says the meal is of restaurant standard. Derrick then served crispy head-on shrimp over corn pudding. Gordon praised it and claims the prawns taste like lobster. Joe thought the dish had a little more "punch." Aaron enjoyed it more than he expected. Tommy then served fried quail with phyllo pastry nest and fresh veggies. Gordon described it as "finesse," and the quail is cooked to perfection. Aaron appreciated the seasoning. Last up, Micah presented his yuzu citrus ricotta fritter with blackberry gin sauce, chocolate soil, and star anise powdered sugar. Joe liked the creative expression, however, it was a tad raw for him but Gordon loved the taste.

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Micah's audition dish in 'MasterChef: Back to Win' (FOX)

Given Micah's background on the show, fans were hoping he'd get a white apron. Going up against some of the most spectacular dishes with his undercooked dessert didn't sit well with the judges, as Willie and Tommy progressed. Fans turned to social media to express their feelings about the judges' decisions. One of them wrote: "Damnit. Micah should have been in this season. #masterchef"

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Some fans who hoped to see Micah make it through tweeted: "No Micah I was hoping you'd go through #MasterChef"

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Despite their disappointment, several fans supported the judges' decision: "I love that Micah is being positive and not being down on himself. He did a amazing job, just the dish wasn't done all the way #MasterChef." Another wrote: "Oh that’s raw for sure. Sucks for Micah #MasterChef." Fans were sad to see him not executing the dish properly and blowing up his chance to make a comeback. They wrote: "Damn Micah u blew it. #masterchef"

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Fans were, however, glad that this time he was not alone for his audition, as his best friend made sure to be there cheering for him: "I'm glad that Micah has his best friend for support #MasterChef."

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With 12 aprons gone, there are only eight left for this season. To find out who those lucky eight are, tune in to Fox on Wednesdays at 8 pm for the next episode of 'MasterChef: Back to Win.'

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