Amy Grew Up Watching ‘MasterChef Australia’, and Now She’s Ready to Win It

MasterChef Australia Secrets and Surprises 2023 contestant Amy

Since publishing this story, Network Ten has announced the death of MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo on April 30, 2023. MasterChef Australia Secrets and Surprises will now premiere on Sunday, May 7, with the full support of Zonfrillo’s family.

MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises is finally here, and that means one thing: it’s time to put faces to the names of the MasterChef Australia 2023 cast!

Amy Tanner is a 26-year-old medical administrator from Victoria who has always had a passion for food.

Growing up watching MasterChef with her mum, Amy was inspired by the show’s home cooks and attempted to recreate many of their recipes.

Now, Amy is ready to take her passion to the next level on MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises. Amy’s ready for anything and everything they throw at her, and is keen to learn, grow, and inspire others along the way.


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Amy’s Passion for Food

Amy has always loved discovering new and interesting places to eat and ingredients to cook with. In fact, it runs in the family — she comes from a close-knit family, and her mum, dad and brother all share her foodie enthusiasm.

For the past six years, Amy has worked in medical administration, but she has also made time to explore her passion for food in her spare time. She has worked in content creation for food brands and has even hosted a pop-up dining experience.

Amy’s Food Heroes

Amy is inspired by many cooking shows and chefs, and will be drawing from everything she’s learned from them during her time on the MasterChef Australia 2023 cast.

Her favourite foodie heroes include Jamie Oliver, Paul West, and English chefs Hasan Semay, Thomas Straker, and Julius Roberts.

She is also a big fan of MasterChef Australia’s Season 13 runner-up, Pete Campbell.

What Amy’s Bringing to MasterChef Australia 2023

In the competition, Amy is hoping to build her food knowledge and improve her skills in the sweet domain. She is confident in her ability to create delicious dishes from minimal ingredients and is excited to show off her culinary skills on the MasterChef stage.

Amy’s love of travel provides her with inspiration in the kitchen, and she is eager to showcase flavours from her recent travels to Turkey and Vietnam.

Beyond that, Amy is passionate about anchovies. In fact, she dreams of one day opening a tin fish wine bar, and creating sustainably made tinned fish products.

MasterChef Australia: Secrets and Surprises premieres Sunday, May 7 at 7.30pm, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

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