Will Jess Liemantara Be the Macaron GOAT on ‘MasterChef: Dessert Masters’?

Jess Liemantara is on MasterChef: Dessert Masters

Jess Liemantara is a MasterChef Australia veteran. In 2018, she was season 10’s youngest contestant, placing fourth. In 2020, she returned for Season 12’s “Back to Win” season, in which she placed 12th. 

However, Jess is not down for the count. In 2023, she is back for MasterChef: Dessert Masters. Unlike previous seasons of MasterChef, this one is also about cakes, chocolate, and other scrumptious desserts. 

So, is Jess going to win this season of MasterChef? Will she finally leave this competition a victor? Here’s everything that we currently know.

Who Is Jess Liemantara?

Jess Liemantara is a tarts, macarons, and entremets master. During the COVID pandemic, she set up a pastry delivery business that specialised in these desserts. Luckily, this business popped the heck off. 


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In 2022, Jess turned this business into a physical store, Esmé Pâtisserie. Since then, this business has shut its doors.

So, what is Jess doing right now? Well, she’s working at Ned’s Bake in Melbouren, and using the opportunity to perfect her laminated pastry skills.

Can Jess Liemantara Win MasterChef: Dessert Masters?

Jess Liemantara is on MasterChef: Dessert Masters to prove that she can bake with the best. What’s more, as the old adage goes, the third time’s the charm. While nothing in life is certain, Jess has what it takes to be victorious. 

In an Instagram post, Jess discussed her latest MasterChef experience. 


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“Grateful for the opportunity to be part of the first debut,” Jess said. “Amazing, talented, and cheeky pastry chefs sharing the love for all things sweet!”

MasterChef: Dessert Masters is set to premiere at 7.30pm on Sunday, November 12, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand. If you miss this episode, you can catch up on 10 Play.

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