Guest post by Jules Harrison – Lifestyle Product Development Manager
Starter: Roast scallops, smoked cauliflower, shimeji mushroom and pancetta
Main Course: Squab pigeon breast and bon-bon, heritage beetroot, baby turnip, spiced cherries, bread sauce and game jus.
Dessert: chocolate, ale ice-cream, malt tuile and smoked caramel.
Sounds good right? This is the winning menu from Kenny Tutt, a 35 year old dad and banker from West Sussex. It won him the MasterChef crown for 2018.
Each contestant tends to come from humble food beginnings, trying to make their MasterChef dream come true… Throughout the years, the viewing public have continued to show their love for it and after all, who doesn’t love food and inspiration from other cities and countries?
This is why Super Break have now launched MasterChef Travel. We’re delighted to be working with the Seasoned Cookery School along with their MasterChef Experience days & Private cookery course and dining with Sara Danesin in York.
It looks like Kenny Tut will be very busy from now on, so let’s have a look at some past winners and see where they are now!
2005 – Thomasina Miers, founded the food chain Wahaca, writes for The Guardian, has 6 cook books to her name & appears on TV
2006 – Peter Bayless – Independent private chef, teaches at leading cookery schools across the world and co-owns Greek restaurant, Pilio
2010 – Dhruv Baker – founded the gastro pub, The Jolly Gardeners and has written many cookbooks
2011 – Tim Anderson – launched his first cookery book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food and later opened a restaurant in Brixton in the same name, he’s also made appearances on TV
2014 – Ping Coombes – founded the restaurant, Chi Kitchen & owns Pings Pantry, a successful website that aims to inspire everyone to cook
2016 – Jane Devonshire – a working mum who applied with the hopes to cook proper home food now. She now travels all over the country doing pop up cookery schools and demonstrations.
2017 – Saliha Mahmood Ahmed – It was her husband entered for into MasterChef and in the end she won! As a very busy lady, Salilha didn’t want to give up being a doctor, so she organises her time between that and travelling the UK doing demonstrations, courses and writing cookbooks – and of course, being a mum of 2!
It was in 1990 that MasterChef first hit our screens. With Lloyd Grossman presenting, each series saw 3 contestants compete to be crowned Britain’s best amateur chef. From there, MasterChef has gone on to be the most successful factual-entertainment programmes in the world by consistently breaking records and winning awards.
What’s more, the show now exists in four formats: MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.
Each format focuses on finding the best food talent in the country through a series of cooking challenges. MasterChef does all this whilst inspiring millions of viewers everywhere to believe that they can transform their lives through food too.
MasterChef fever hasn’t just hit the UK. In fact, it is the most travelled food format in the world. To date, 58 territories have launched their own version of the programme. Since its inception, over 300 million viewers worldwide have tuned in to watch contestants transform their lives through a passion for cooking and the phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.’
Head on a break with MasterChef Travel this year to see if you think you could cut the mustard and join them - who knows who will be the winner of next year…