Welcome to MasterChef – the world’s most successful food format. For over 15 years, we have been uncovering Britain’s best food talents, putting them through their paces in a series of extraordinary cooking challenges. Cooking doesn’t get tougher than this!
Bank manager and father of two, Kenny Tutt, 36 has been crowned MasterChef Champion 2018. Kenny, along with fellow finalists, Nawamin Pinpathomrat and David Crichton were pushed to their limits in one final cook-off that blew John and Gregg away. Kenny’s ambition for the future would be to run a high-end gastro Pub and to help young people learn how to cook.
Craig Johnston, 21 was named the 10th champion after the youngest ever final in Professional MasterChef history – beating runners up Louisa Ellis, 22 and Steven Lickley, 25. Not one to sit still after his win, Craig is looking to continue learning his craft, focusing on fine dining and pushing himself until he is ready for a head chef role.
TV Presenter Angellica Bell was crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion after cooking her way through a tense final with Dev Griffin and Ulrika Jonsson. Angellica’s dishes impressed John and Gregg throughout the competition with their elegance and style – especially her Pear Bourdaloue which Gregg described as one of the best desserts he’s ever tasted.
Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 29, from Watford, beat off fellow-competitors Giovanna Ryan and Steve Kielty. Receiving the MasterChef trophy Saliha said she wanted to combine her love of cooking with her medical career, by helping people with special dietary conditions find their ideal foods.
She fought her way through 40 contestants to be crowned MasterChef Champion in 2016, but that was just the start of her journey. Find out what Jane has been up to since.
From burritos and churros to shrimp po’boy and Pad Thai, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people per day eat street food across the world. And now you can have a go at making your own with the brilliant MasterChef Street Food of the World cookbook – a collection of over 80 recipes collected by Genevieve Taylor with contributions from 13 MasterChef Champions from around the world