fbpx
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

'MasterChef Australia' gets a new set of judges -Two Chefs & a Food Writer

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Chefs Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen and food writer Melissa Leong will be replacing George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan as judges of cooking reality show “MasterChef Australia“.

Preston, Mehigan and Calombaris quit the show earlier this year.

- Advertisement -

Allen won “MasterChef” in 2012, Leong has become the first female judge and Zonfrillo is a Scottish-born restaurateur, reports theguardian.com.

“When I think of ‘MasterChef Australia’, I think of discovering new talented cooks with fresh ideas and creativity,” Zonfrillo said.

“There hasn’t been a season yet where I haven’t been surprised by just how talented some of the undiscovered cooks are, so much so that many of them have worked in my kitchen over the years. I can’t wait to get in that kitchen,” he added.

Leong said: “It came as a huge surprise for me, and is without a doubt the opportunity of a lifetime. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in!”

Allen is well known to “MasterChef Australia” viewers after winning the title in 2012.

“I entered this competition as a contestant in 2012, somehow I won it, and then I went out into the big, bad wide world of hospitality,” he said.

“To be asked to be a judge, and to come full circle back to ‘MasterChef Australia’, is really flattering and really special. I’m stoked because it means that I’ve done the hard work to be here,” Allen added.

IANS

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

0
  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

cheteshwar pujara

WATCH: Pujara puts his body on the line at the Gabba

0
  A battered and bruised Indian cricket team is soldiering on as the final day of the 4th cricket test match goes to a thrilling...

Biryani Bonanza: 3 delicious recipes to try this Republic Day

0
  Talk about biryanis, and you’ll encounter way too many FAQs. Do you cook the rice and meat separately, or together? Do you use the...
curry and rice

“Stop cooking curry”: when neighbours complain about ‘smelly’ Indian food

0
  When 29-year-old Vaibhav Pokhriyal moved into his new apartment in Dee Why, he never would’ve guessed what a stir (no pun intended) his cooking...
Seniors, adult, match, cricket, sport, outdoors, park, day, ball, holidays,

Have you registered yet for National Backyard Cricket Day?

0
  If you played gully cricket as a child in India, you're probably already into backyard cricket. Well, here's your chance to do a bit of...
indian diaspora

India has world’s largest diaspora: UN

0
  India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's...