Food & Drink

Raleigh magician to compete on Fox's "MasterChef" airing Wednesday night

A Raleigh magician is one of the contestants on this season of Fox’s “ MasterChef,” which airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Shaun Jay, 22, who has been working as a professional magician since the age of 12, is one of the home cooks trying to prove their cooking skills to acclaimed chefs Gorden Ramsay and Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianach. The show’s winner takes home $250,000 and a cookbook deal.

Jay will be watching the season premiere at a viewing party at Casa San Carlo Italian Restaurant at 9600 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The party is open to the public.

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