Dora Cote

Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Currently Resides: Rocky Mountain House, Alta.  Occupation: Plumber
Signature Dish: Deconstructed Blueberry Pudding Cake with Caramel sauce

Dora is a plumber hailing from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. She lives with her boyfriend, his son Kayl, and her own son Devyn. She remembers baking with her father at age 6, and cites survival as her reason for cooking. A woman of diverse interests and experiences, Dora worked with a travelling carnival for five years, maintains a skull collection, and has a secret passion for crocheting and designing clothes. Her signature dish is oven-baked ribs, with apple pie for dessert.

Dora’s inspirations in the kitchen include her family, MASTERCHEF judge Gordon Ramsay, her Purity Cookbook, and Google – in that order. A self-professed “superfan” of MASTERCHEF, Dora is vying for the MasterChef Canada title in the hopes of opening her own diner – a modest eatery focused on simply making people happy – and buying her first house.