Judson Allen was also Steve Harvey's personal chef and the author of cookbook The Spice Diet: Use Powerhouse Flavor to Fight Cravings and Win the Weight-Loss Battle .
You may recall Judson Allen from season 8 of Food Network Star where his POV was his weight loss journey. He lost almost 200 pounds and had kept it off for about 14 years. This is surprisingly the second contestant from season 8 of Food Network Star to pass away as Cristie Schoen was brutally murdered in March of 2015. Coincidentally both Cristie and Judson were on Team Alton Brown on the show.