Meet MasterChef 2023 Contestant Jack - Week 5
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30-year-old sports journalist Jack, lives in North London with his girlfriend.
How would you describe your style of cooking?
“A contemporary take on classic combinations which marries bold flavours, modern techniques and plating flair to create memorable dishes. I love going the extra mile others aren’t prepared to/able to in the kitchen, bringing friends and family together for a culinary experience they won’t forget.”
What is your earliest cooking memory?
“I always remember feeling a sense of excitement whenever dinner time rolled around! At home, at school, or on the rare occasion we went out for dinner, I always enjoyed food growing up and that inspired my journey into cookery. I have fond memories of family gatherings where food was the centrepiece. Food has an incredible quality of bringing people together.”
Why did you enter MasterChef?
“For years I’ve been that guy sat at home watching MasterChef thinking ‘I could do that’. My friends have also said I should apply, so I thought 'why not?' I reached a stage in my life where I wanted to push myself and get out of my comfort zone, so I thought it was time to put my money where my mouth is.”
What is your food dream?
“The ultimate dream would be earning a Michelin star - or two! Whether I’m cut out for the restaurant game is another matter, though. I’m keen to explore combining my passion for food with my experience in football journalism. From taking the podcast scene by storm with a food-meets-football podcast, to collaborating with football clubs and offering players my culinary services, watch this space!”
Please note this information is accurate at the time of filming; certain aspects may have since changed but this represents the contributors as the competition starts.
MasterChef 2023 got underway on Monday, April 10 at 8 pm on BBC One.
There are three new episodes of MasterChef each week. The series doesn't have a regular pattern for episodes this year, so please check below for the latest updates on when each heat airs.
All episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
Source BBC One
May 8, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One