The 10th Anniversary of MasterChef Australia
2018 series won by Sashi Cheliah
Sashi won with a score of 93 out of 100, making him the highest final score winner in MasterChef’s 10 year history.
About SASHi CHELiAH
The 10th winner of MasterChef Australia ~ 31st July 2018
Sashi Cheliah is a 39 year old prison officer from South Australia. He was born in Singapore as the oldest of 7 children, and was introduced to cooking at his mother’s café when he was young.
Sashi was originally a highly trained member of the Star Unit in the Singapore Police Force, working in counter terrorism, kidnappings, special tactics, rescue and high profile protection with the riot police. In 2011 he left the police force and moved to Adelaide in Australia with his wife Rabicca and their 2 sons Marcus and Ryan.
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Sashi can now use his MasterChef $250,000 prize money to help kickstart his dream to have a restaurant featuring authentic Malaysian food presented with local South Australian wines.
Read more about Sashi Cheliah on his original contestant profile on TenPlay.com.au
The 10 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA WiNNERS
2018 (series 10) ~ Sashi Cheliah
39 year old prison officer from Adelaide, South Australia
Sashi Cheliah was born and raised in Singapore, as the eldest of 7 children. For 12 years he worked for the Special Tactics & Rescue unit of the Singapore Police Force. Sashi is married to a nurse, Rabicca Vijayan, and they have 2 sons. They moved to Adelaide in 2012. His interest in food began by watching his mother, a cafe owner, and aunties prepare family meals. Sashi won the MasterChef $250,000 prize money with the highest recorded win in history, with 93 points out of 100. After MasterChef he started a pop-up restaurant named Gaja by Sashi in the Melbourne CBD, serving Singaporean dishes (until November 2018).
2017 (series 9) ~ Diana Chan
29 year old accountant from Melbourne, Victoria
Diana Chan was born and raised in Malaysia, as the youngest of 3 children. She learned to cook by watching her parents prepare Peranakan and Cantonese food. She moved to Kuala Lumpur to complete her Cambridge A levels at the age of 17, and upon matriculation, she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Deakin University in 2010. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, she worked for Deloitte as a senior analyst. Diana won the $250,000 MasterChef Australia prize money after defeating Ben Ungermann by only 1 point. Since winning MasterChef Diana she has worked to promote tourism in Malaysia, launched a column in Delicious Magazine, and often demonstrating her cooking style at events in Malaysia and Melbourne.
2016 (series 8) ~ Elena Duggan
32 year old school teacher from Sydney, New South Wales
2015 (series 7) ~ Billie McKay
24 year old restaurant manager from Ballina, New South Wales
2014 (series 6) ~ Brent Owens
24 year old bobcat driver from Melbourne, Victoria
2013 (series 5) ~ Emma Dean
35 year old town planner from Melbourne, Victoria
2012 (series 4) ~ Andy Allen
24 year old apprentice electrician from Maitland, New South Wales
2011 (series 3) ~ Kate Bracks
35 year old homemaker from Orange, New South Wales
2010 (series 2) ~ Adam Liaw
31 year old lawyer from Adelaide, South Australia
2009 (series 1) ~ Julie Goodwin
38 year old office manager from Central Coast, New South Wales
Heston Blumenthal cooks on MasterChef Australia…Heston Blumenthal is an award winning celebrity chef from London, and regular guest on the show. He is the owner of various restaurants, including The Fat Duck, one of five restaurants in Great Britain to have 3 Michellin Stars. It was voted No.1 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2005.
more about the MasterChef Australia winners
Sashi Cheliah ~ 2018 MasterChef Australia winner
One of Sashi Cheliah’s previous jobs before becoming the highest score winner of MasterChef, was with the Special Tactics and Rescue unit of the Singapore Police Force aka STAR, where he trained in tactics, rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police.
Sashi Cheliah started a pop-up restaurant named Gaja by Sashi at HWKR Food Centre in the Melbourne, serving Singaporean dishes (until November 2018). by Sashi (Facebook video). ..
Diana Chan ~ 2017 MasterChef Australia winner
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Brent Owens ~ 2014 MasterChef Australia winner
6th series Grand Finale ~ Monday 28th July 2014
incredible Finale highlight, plus Brent and finalist Laura discuss their time on the show, and what the future holds, on Studio 10 (YouTube video)…Watch the full finale episode (107minutes) of MasterChef – Series 6 Episode 60 Grand Finale ~ Monday 28th July 2014 ~ TenPlay.com.au ~ See the massive finale played out in a culinary duel over 3 rounds for the 2014 Australian title, plus prizes of $250,000, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, and a book publishing deal.
Prior to competing in MasterChef, Brent Owens was a bobcat driver, and played Australian rules football for Melton South Football Club in the Ballarat Football League (www.BFL.VCL.com.au). Brent has been in relationship with his high school sweetheart Madison Ancrum since 2008. She was the one who convinced him to sign up as a contestant on the show. Brent joined the workforce at the age of 18 and worked for Madison’s father’s excavation business. Brent Owens bought a house at the age of 19.
BRENT OWENS ONLiNE
Facebook public page : Facebook.com/BrentMasterChef2014
Facebook personal page : Facebook.com/Brent.Owens.984
Twitter : Twitter.com/Brent_Owens3
instagram : instagram.com/Brent.Owens
BRENT’S COOK BOOK out now!..
Classic recipes reinvented from the 2014 winner
DiG iN! features Brent’s original recipes, with chapters on entertaining with friends, quick meals, best breakfasts, Brent’s winning recipe favourites, with his trademark taste and simplicity to Australian classics. This cookbook is an inspiring collection of dishes that will spark the fire in thousands of home cooks around the country.
BRENT OWENS in The NEWS
- DailyTelegraph.com.au : Masterchef winner Brent Owens set to change the way tradies eat: They can be pretty unhealthy (by Jonathon Moran (11th November 2014) BRENT Owens has tradies in his sights. The latest winner worked as a bobcat driver before competing on the sixth season of the reality cooking show… read more
- TheGuardian.com : Brent Owens’ MasterChef win makes his cooking a big deal (29th July) Bobcat driver can feast his eyes on $250,000, as well as a book and car deal, after winning in the Network Ten series… read more
- News.com.au : MasterChef grand final: Brent Owens claims victory but was Ten’s plot twist too cruel? (29th July) It was a nail biting grand final but the big question on the viewer’s minds last night was whether Channel 10 went too far with their emotional plot twist… read more
- DailyTelegraph.com.au : Masterchef finale: Brent Owens’ win over Lottie Cassai was a triumph of quality over bitchiness (29th July 2014) In the end it was a triumph of niceness over bitchiness. This year’s finale on Monday night, in which 24-year-old Bobcat driver Brent Owens beat teenager, Laura “Lottie” Cassai by just a few points in the cooking marathon had plenty of heart-warming moments… read more
- DailyMail.co.uk : From top chef to Top Model! MasterChef’s Brent Owens believes ‘I deserved to win’ as his girlfriend Madison Ancrum gets ready to battle it out on ANTM (29th July 2014) He won the coveted title on Monday night but he has already set his sights on another reality TV title. Brent Owens’ girlfriend Madison Ancrum is getting ready to take to the catwalk and has already filled out her application form for Australia’s Next Top Model… read more & see the photos
- SMH.com.au : MasterChef winner Brent Owens to trade fine dining for frozen dinners (by Bhakthi Puvanenthiran – 29th July 2014) Brent Owens is not tempted by the world of fine dining, despite winning many accolades from the judges for his ‘plating’… read more
ABOUT MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA
MasterChef Australia is a Logie Award-winning Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British show. The Australian version is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network Ten. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show’s main judges. The first episode aired on the 27th April 2009, and the series one finale was broadcast on the 19th July 2009.
The first winner was Julie Goodwin, a 38 year old I.T. office manager. The second series in Australia premiered on the 19th April 2010. The winner of the 2010 series was Adam Liaw, who won by a seven-point margin over his opponent Callum Hann. The third series in Australia went to air in 2011, and was won by Kate Bracks. The fourth series premiered on the 6th May 2012, and was won by Andy Allen. The 5th series in 2013 was won by Emma Dean.
The show is the most watched television series in Australia, with the season 2 finale being the 3rd most watched show in Australian television history. The Australian also won a Logie award for ‘Most Popular Reality Program’ in 2010. Many other countries also broadcast the Australian version, either dubbed or with subtitles.
MasterChef Australia ~ Wikipedia.org
YouTube channel : YouTube.com/user/MasterChefAUSTRALIA
Facebook verified : Facebook.com/MasterChefAU
Twitter verified : Twitter.com/MasterChefAu
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Pinterest : Pinterest.com/MasterChefAu
Christmas 2018 message from MasterChef Australia on Facebook : “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston”…
APPLY FOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA 2015
Australian applications for 2015 are open ~ Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston want your application! If you have what it takes to become the 2015 winner, they want to hear from you. Apply now!..
The ORiGiN of MASTERCHEF
MasterChef originated in the UK, and originally ran between 1990 and 2001. The show was later revived by Franc Roddam and John Silver in 2005 as MasterChef Goes Large, until 2008 when the Goes Large was dropped from the name.
The show format is now produced in more than 40 countries, and airs in at least 200 territories. The format has appeared in 4 major versions: the main series, MasterChef: The Professionals for professional working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef featuring well known celebrities as the contestants and Junior MasterChef. Australia created a 5th version called MasterChef All-Stars in 2012, for former contestants to raise money for charity.
The revived format is sold internationally by the Shine Group production company.
Official UK website : MasterChef.com
MasterChef UK Social Media
The most popular MasterChef UK YouTube video :
A Unique Vegan Dessert on The Professionals series 10 (2018) ~ Matt’s vegan cacao delice . This video had over 63,000 views…
see all the other top MasterChef UK YouTube videos
see some Masterchef videos from around the World
The funny MasterChef Synesthesia music video with over 7 million views on YouTube ~ Swede Mason (video)…
See some of the greatest moments and lines from the junior chefs, especially when Gordon Ramsay is politely asked to leave, in Season 5: An Extra Serving on MASTERCHEF JUNiOR… …see more official videos of MasterChef On FOX
BBC One MasterChef ~ BBC.co.uk ~ British Broadcasting Corporation ~ Amateur cooks compete to win the coveted title, with John Torode and Gregg Wallace. ~ Website main menu : Episodes | Clips | Palate Test Recipes | Finalists | Celebrities | The Professionals
MasterChef Australia ~ TenPlay.com ~ One of the world’s most loved food and cooking shows. Website main menu : About | Episodes | Extras | Photos | Recipes | Trivia | Food Hub | Social
MasterChef ~ Wikipedia.org
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA 2015 ~ Season 7 ~ Starts in April
See a taste of what’s to come for the 7th season in 2015 @ Tenplay.com.au
Series 7 – First Look video…
MasterChef Australia 2015 ~ Season 7 ~ Episode 1 : Making Dreams Come True (video)…
2015 NEWS ABOUT MASTERCHEF
News.com.au : MasterChef Australia to return for seventh season in 2015 ~ Channel 10 announced that the show is returning for a seventh season in 2015, in a rare piece of good news for the struggling network. The move comes after a big turnaround in fortunes for the once all-conquering TV cooking show… read more
News.com.au : Shannon Bennett* replaces Kylie Kwong as guest mentor on this year’s MasterChef Australia – and is already stirring the pot (21st February 2015) The new guest mentor Shannon Bennett has told the contestants on this year’s seasoa to push the limits, but that has already got him in hot water with the show’s producers. The celebrated restaurateur has joined the Channel 10 cooking show as a regular guest mentor and it wasn’t long before he was stirring the pot… read more
The Sydney Morning Herald : MasterChef Australia season 7 begins : Would you like cries with that? (by Paul Kalina 5th May 2015) Are we full yet? Do we have room for another course? With My Kitchen Rules done and dusted, there’s been less than 24 hours before the next cooking-show juggernaut arrived on our screens… read more
News.com.au : MasterChef contestant Reynold Poernomo stuns the judges with a dessert worthy of a grand finale (11th May 2015) Twenty -year-old Sydney contestant Reynold Poernomo has almost silenced the cooking show’s three judges with an incredible dessert they deemed “gobsmacking”… read more
*Shannon Bennett is an Australian chef and author, best known as the head chef of the Vue de monde restaurant, at the Rialto Tower in Melbourne. Shannon Bennett @ Twitter.com/VueBennett & Facebook.com/ShannonBennettChef
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA 2015 Winner ~ Billie McKay
Billie McKay won in 2015 following a 5 hour Pressure Test in nail biting finale (YouTube video)…
MasterChef Australia winner 2015: Billie McKay triumphs in tense finale against Georgia Barnes (The Sydney Morning Herald)
The 2015 winner of MasterChef is Billie McKay (Woman’s Day)
Facebook.com/BillieMcKayOfficial (verified account)
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALiA 2016 ~ Season 8
Applications are now open in Australia. If you have what it takes to become the 2016 winner, they want to hear from you now.. apply now!..
MasterChef The Professionals Claymation : Stop Motion video recreation of the trailer…