It usually takes one little nudge to get the ball rolling….
Well for me, MasterChef was definitely this…And more!
I have always loved cooking and dreamt of being a part of the food industry so to get the opportunity to cook everyday, for some of the world’s most respected chefs is something any die hard foodie only imaginings.
The MasterChef ‘journey’ for me was incredible- mystery boxes, food, team challenges, cooking food, celebrity chefs, eating food, Italy, eating more food- it’s something I will cherish for the rest of my life. But the thing that I will take away with me the most from the show is the friendships, something that people find quite bizarre due to the nature of the show being competitive. As daggy as it sounds, to be able to talk about ingredients, recipes and weird and wonderful foodie creations, is awesome and to meet people who have as deep a passion for food as yourself is incredible- they don’t tune out after 5minutes of banter about the latest Gourmet Traveller!
As sad as it was saying goodbye to the MasterChef kitchen, life post the show has been just as challanging and enjoyable.
I’m currently working at Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio in Melbourne’s South Yarra alongside Darren Purchese- one of the world’s best pastry chefs.
Check out some of the creations we make in the studio….
Burch & Purchese is incredible! I thought I knew a bit about pastry and the world of sugary creations…but being able to jump in the kitchen at Burch & Purchese has opened my eyes to a world of new and very exciting pastry techniques, flavours and ingredients- maltose or dextrose anyone?
At Burch & Purchese we have covered quite a few events…
Dessert nights, dinner at Melbourne zoo, Langham High Teas, Taste of Melbourne food festival…
I’m very grateful for being given the opportunity to work in the kitchen with Darren Purchese and his team- I love it!
Slotted in to working in the kitchen has been a whirl of crazy events….
MasterChef LIve, helping out with a cookbook and Pop Up Restaurants…..Here’s a little sneak peak
More to come soon……