Hometown: Table View, CT
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Samantha has a great food knowledge and a fierce determination, and she is willing to push herself to win this competition. Sincere and calm under pressure, she is the mother of four children and says she got into cooking when she got together with her husband. Her palate is varied: she loves Asian-inspired food, Italian food, Moroccan food, Indian food – in fact, she loves the whole shebang.