Meet the MasterChef Australia 2022

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Meet the MasterChef Australia 2022
Meet the MasterChef Australia 2022

Meet the MasterChef Australia 2022 contestants Foodies vs Faves

Meet the MasterChef Australia 2022 Following the success of MasterChef Australia and Celebrity MasterChef in 2021. The new season will feature a “foodies vs favourites” theme. Former contestants and winners like Julie Goodwin, and Billie McKay. And Tommy Pham will return to MasterChef Australia: Foodies Vs Favourites in 2022.

The new season, which will premiere around Easter on April 18, will pit 12 well-known chefs against 12 up-and-coming chefs in the iconic kitchen. Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo, and Andy Allen will be back as judges, with the enviable task of tasting each and every dish as it is prepared. Melissa tells WHO, “This season is absolutely amazing.” “Throwing together 12 contestants who have been here before, who have gone out into the world and established their own sense of self within the world of food – then tossing in 12 superfans who have grown up watching the show and are truly sophisticated in what they can achieve.” That is a fascinating dynamic.”I believe the returning

However, contestants are energised by the influx of new blood.” And the newest superfans are working with people who have been their heroes and who they aspire to be,” she adds.

So, “you see a lot of incredible food. And you see a lot of personal, individual styles emerging early on. Which is something that doesn’t happen for a long time with people trying to find their identity in the kitchen. It’s a true testament to [the contestants’] talent.”

See who will be cooking in the kitchen on MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites 2022 by scrolling through the gallery. Read more…



1. Julie Goodwin is one of the most famous actresses in the world Season  1 Favourite

Julie Goodwin is one of the most famous actresses in the world Season  1 Favourite
Julie Goodwin is one of the most famous actresses in the world Season  1 Favourite

She is the iconic winner of the first season of MasterChef Australia, triumphing over Poh Ling Yeow in a nail-biting finale. She landed her own segment on The 7 pm Project after winning the series and later hosted her own cooking show, Home Cooked With Julie Goodwin, on the Nine Network.

Julie also wrote her first cookbook, Our Family Table, and went on to publish several others, including a 20/20 diet and family meal series. In 2015, she launched juliegoodwin.com, a recipe website, and appeared on the first season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Read more…


2. Tommy Pham is number two on the list of Season 13 Favourite

Tommy Pham is  on the list of Season 13 Favourite
Tommy Pham is  on the list of Season 13 Favourite

After finishing seventh in the previous season in 2021, it’s understandable that he’d be chosen to return.

The kindergarten teacher from New South Wales not only won over fans with his heartfelt appearance on the show, but he also wowed the judges with his delectable dishes, particularly his Vietnamese recipes, which he’s continued to share on Instagram even after being eliminated from the competition.

Tommy will be one to keep an eye on in the coming year as he prepares to make a comeback. Read more…


3. Michael Weldon is  on the list of Season 3 Favourite

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Michael, the previous runner-up, was confirmed as one of the returning stars by 10 earlier this year.

After finishing second in the third season in 2011, he went on to work in product development for Coles Supermarkets. Later, he joined Courtney Roulston, fellow MasterChef alum Sarah Todd, and Andy Allen (now a judge) as co-hosts of the food-loving TV series Farm to Fork. Read more…



4. Sashi Cheliah Season 10 Favourite

Sashi Cheliah Season 10 Favourite
Sashi Cheliah Season 10 Favourite

Who could forget the moment in 2018 when Sashi, a humble home cook, won the competition? We couldn’t have imagined a more deserving winner of the highest EVER score in a MasterChef finale, with epic hugs from his kids as the confetti rained down in the finale.

Following his victory, Sashi opened a series of pop-up restaurants called GAJA by Sashi before establishing a restaurant and an express version of GAJA in his hometown of Adelaide. He also launched Sashi’s Secret, a line of home chef kits that includes dishes like Nasi Goreng and Malaysian Chicken Curry.

We can’t wait to see what he comes up with this time in the kitchen! Read more…



5. Sarah Todd Season 6 Favourite

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Sarah, too, will be back. She went on to open her own restaurant in Goa, India. And also, document the process in an SBS Australia docuseries. However, My Restaurant in India, after appearing on Season 6 in 2014. Where she placed ninth and famously gained 50k followers in India after cooking aloo gobi.

While in India, she also filmed a show called Serve. It was Like Sarah and followed up with the release of My Healthy Model Cookbook. And the documentary Awesome Assam With Sarah Todd.

She filmed a second docuseries for SBS Australia. Aptly titled My Second Restaurant in India, after opening her second restaurant. The Wine Rack, in Mumbai. She has been extremely busy Over the last seven years. She has spent ten seasons on Farm to Fork with her co-stars Michael and Andy. Read more…


6. Alvin Quah Season 2 Favourite

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Alvin first appeared on the show in 2010 and finished fifth in the second season (which was won by Adam Liaw).

He later returned to the show in Season 3 to teach new contestants how to cook during Masterclass, and went on to work as an ambassador for food brands such as Ayam.

So, we can’t wait to welcome him back into the MasterChef Kitchen. With his cheeky sense of humour and endearing personality. Read more…


7. Ortado Aldo Season 10 Favourite

Ortado Aldo Season 10 Favourite
Ortado Aldo Season 10 Favourite

Fans had a soft spot for Aldo in his season – where he placed 13 to Sashi, who is also returning this year – because of his “Fabio-Esque” hair and excellent cooking skills.

Aldo appeared on television in numerous cooking segments after winning MasterChef Australia, and he also opened pop-up restaurants in Sydney. But he enjoys being back in the famous kitchen, where he intends to win this time. Read more…



8. Billy McKay Season 7 Favourite

Billy McKay Season 7 Favourite
Billy McKay Season 7 Favourite

Billie accepted an offer to work in Heston Blumenthal’s famed three-Michelin-starred restaurant, The Fat Duck, in London after winning her season against fierce competitors such as Georgia Barnes and Jessica Arnott.

When she returned home, Billie worked as a cheesemaker on her family dairy farm alongside her mother, Alison. She and her husband, Haydn, also became first-time parents.

Billie, the proud mother of two-year-old Ada, is eager to return to the MasterChef Kitchen and demonstrate her refined skills after all these years. Will she be able to win her second trophy? Read more…



9. Christina Batista Season 5 Favourite

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Christina, another fan favourite, made it to Finals Week before finishing fifth in 2013.

She later worked at the prestigious Quay restaurant before opening her own market stall and catering business.

She will return to the MasterChef kitchen in the hopes of bringing. Her love of Portuguese cuisine back to Australian television screens almost ten years later. Read more…


10. Mindy Woods Season 4 Favourites

Mindy Woods Season 4 Favourites
Mindy Woods Season 4 Favourites

She finished fourth in the fourth season of MasterChef and went on to work as the Lotus Group’s Head of Culinary Development. She later rose to the position of CEO before returning to the country in 2020 to open Karkalla in Byron Bay.

However,Mindy, a proud Bundjalung woman from the Widjabul Wia bul clan, has a strong desire to connect indigenous and non-indigenous people through food with Aboriginal culture, art, and stories. We can’t wait to see her in the kitchen again. Read more…


11. Minoli De Silva Season 13 Favourite

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Minoli has been hosting pop-up restaurants and also, cooking classes in Darwin since. She left Season 13 – and so, she’s ready to get back in the kitchen.

She wowed the judges in 2021 with her love of traditional Sri Lankan flavours. Her admits that her Amma (mum) is her favourite person to watch cook, despite having food idols such as Charmaine Solomon, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Eyal Shani. Read more…



12. Ali Stoner Fan

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Ali has over 200 cookbooks and a passion for seasonal produce. So, He is ready to take on any cooking challenge in the famed MasterChef kitchen. Read more…



13. Chris Tran Fan

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Chris’ father was a trained chef who specialised in European dishes. And his mother prepared hearty and also, traditional Vietnamese dishes for the family. He, who grew up eating delicious food at home, used cooking to connect with his culture. Read more…

 

14. Daniel Lamble Fan

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Daniel grew up in Katherine and spent his childhood outdoors in the Northern Territory. So, camping and fishing on a regular basis. He also now describes his cooking style as “rustic. And admits that he may need to improve his culinary skills.

His firefighter pals are impressed with his cooking, making him the chef of the group – will the judges be as well?

15. Dulan Hapuarachchi Fan

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Dulan, who was born in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, was raised with good food made for special occasions, and he recalls crying while peeling onions for his grandmother. He says he enjoys trying new cuisines and hopes to one day work as a chef on the Sicilian coast.

16. Harry Tomlinson Fan

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Harry is a coffee expert who aspires to be a food writer and to win MasterChef. So, he enjoys cooking with fresh oysters, and vine-ripened tomatoes. And Parmigiano, and describes her cooking style as “homely with refined flavours.”

17. Jenn Lee Fan

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Jenn was born in Taiwan and moved to Brisbane with her family. When she was six years old. She recalls cooking with her family. Including Zongzi and Taiwanese-style sponge cake. She now enjoys combining flavours such as Korean-style BBQ with beautiful pork jowl and ox tongue. Fresh prawns, steamed fish, grilled king oyster mushrooms, and Taiwanese-style BBQ corn.

18.Keyma Vasquez Montero Fan

Keyma Vasquez Montero Fan
Keyma Vasquez Montero Fan

Keyma, who was born in Venezuela, recalls preparing large feasts with game meat on the menu that included turtle and spotted paca. So, Keyman’s ideal meal would include empanadas, golfeados (cheesy rolls), and Reina peptide arepas to bring her culture to the table (chicken and avocado cornmeal cakes), chupe (chicken and corn soup) and torta tres lech to round out the meal (three milk cakes).

19. Matt Landmark Fan

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Matt grew up in New Zealand on a tight budget, so family dinners were simple and nutritious. However, he claims they were inexpensive staples, and he recalls the first time he tried fresh coriander in a share house with friends. However, The flavour completely blew him away. And it marked a watershed moment in his cooking career.So, he now enjoys reading cookbooks and experimenting with new techniques. And soliciting feedback on how to improve. In no time, he’ll be a judge’s favourite.

20. Max Krapivsky Fan

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Max has previously applied to the show three times, finally getting his chance this season to compete against the best of the best. So, he dreams of one day opening his own dine-in bottle-o, an Aussie-centric wine and beer local with a small rotating chalkboard menu, after reaching the Grand Final and beyond. Honestly, we’re in.

21. Melanie Persson Fan

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Melanie was diagnosed with coeliac disease five years ago. She is out to prove that you can make delicious gluten-free food that packs a punch. Following her MasterChef Australia journey, she hopes to publish cookbooks that demonstrate how to make beautiful, complex dishes that don’t skimp on flavour.

22. Montana Hughes Fan

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Montana came close to making it onto MasterChef Australia in 2019, but after cooking for the judges, she was unable to secure a spot in the top 24. She is excited to cook alongside her peers, despite the fact that she was only 12 years old when Favourite Julie Goodwin won the first MasterChef title.

23. Stephanie Woon Fan

Stephanie Woon Fan
Stephanie Woon Fan

However, Steph has a passion for Japanese culture and has spent a lot of time exploring it. The country and devouring local cuisine. Her desire to one day opens a patisserie serving Japanese. And Southeast Asian inspired cakes and pastries such as Pandan and coconut chiffons, Yuzu double Fromage cheesecakes. And Matcha Swiss rolls have evolved from her love of travel.

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