HONOLULU (KHON2) — Fox’s new competition show “MasterChef: United Tastes of America” has home cooks from around the country battling for $250,000 and the title of MasterChef.

A Maui pastry chef is on the show this season. Her name is Madame Donut. She legally changed it to reflect her growing donut business in Wailuku.

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“I started it 10 years ago,” said Madame Donut. “I had a small food trailer at the swap meet. And then about a year and a half after I started it.

“I opened a brick-and-mortar store in Wailuku, which I actually closed just before going on to this competition because I was just thinking like, you know what, I’m going to just, you know, take the leap of faith and just go for it.”

Madame Donut, “MasterChef: United Tastes of America” contestant

She continues to do pop-up locations, but she’s now focused on teaching people how to cook.

“So when MasterChef kind of came up, the opportunity to do it, I was like, you know what? I would like to be on that platform because it’s about home cooks, and elevating home cooking,” she said.

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You can watch Madame Donut’s debut on “MasterChef: United Tastes of America” on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on KHON2.