If you are as excited as we are that MasterChef Australia is back for another season then chances are you are a foodie who either loves to follow innovative chefs on Instagram or perhaps you have your own feed full of tantalising treats.
Having premiered its latest season on Monday, April 19, the beloved cooking reality show has already introduced us to a beautifully diverse cast of home cooks who are hoping to take home the $250,000 grand prize.
In an interview with The Latch, judge Andy Allen revealed how impressed he was with the competitors this season saying: “The stories of these guys and their attitude and their willingness to give up their amazing careers and then take the plunge and really, give everything that they have in each and every challenge, it’s amazing to see.”
“Last year, our world turned upside down,” she said.
“And although it was tough, it forced us all to reassess what is most important in our lives. Last year may have been a time of change, but this year is a time of opportunity.”
It’s no secret that one of the heroes of 2020 was food, with so many people trying their hand at cooking everything from banana bread to sourdough to focaccia gardens as they were confined to their homes to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Yep, it is very safe to say that food and social media go together like tacos and margaritas, oysters and champagne, steak with a full-bodied glass of red and, well, you get it.
If you are keen to get to know the MasterChef contestants a little better and get a daily dose of inspiration from their culinary magic, then look no further because we have found them all on Instagram so you can drool away to your heart’s content.
Kishwar Chowdhury, 38, Business Developer, VIC
Brent Draper, 31, Boilermaker, NSW
Therese Lum, 31, Business Analyst, NSW
Justin Narayan, 27, Youth Worker, WA
Scott Bagnell, 39, Interior Designer, QLD
Amir Manoly, 30, Project Manager, VIC
Minoli DeSilva, 34, Defence Manager, NT
Sabina Newton, 21, Student, NSW
Trent Vu, 23, Sales Manager, NSW
Dan Dumbrell, 31, Research Project Officer, NSW
Eric Mao, 21, Medical Student, NSW
Maja Veit, 33, Self-Employed, TAS
Tom Levick, 23, Law Student, NSW
Pete Campbell, 36, Tattoo Artist, NSW
Linda Dalrymple, 39, Full-Time Mum, NSW
YoYo Yang, 19, Medical Student, SA
Tommy Pham, 31, Primary School Teacher, NSW
Jess Hodge, 36, Landscape Architect, NSW
Depinder Chhibber, 29, Pharmacist, NSW
Katrina Dunnet, 25, Marketing Coordinator, SA
Elise Pulbrook, 28, Paralegal, VIC
Aaron Sanders, 33, Insurance Manager, SA