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Masterchef Australia 2013 Alumni Updates

Even though Masterchef Australia 2013 was not as huge as the previous years the contestants from the show still creating careers in food after their time on the show.

Here is what they are up to:

Emma Dean:

The winner of the latest season of Masterchef already has her winners cookbook out. It is called A Home Grown Table. It is interesting that it was rushed out for Christmas. Julie Goodwin and Adam Liaw were given time to do theirs and were released the following year. She is also opening a restaurant in Melbourne with her partner who is a professional chef.

Emma Dean cook book

Lucy Wallrock – has a cookbook coming out in May and it appears to be all about baking.

Dan Churchill – Dan looks like a savvy marketer with his own website which urges you to sign up for secret recipes and like his YouTube page. He has a new cookbook out called The Healthy Cook and also his first cookbook Dude Food is also for sale. He has been seen on TEN’s new breakfast show WAKE UP.

Dan Churchill cookbook

Lynton Tapp – He is working at Pei Modern an upmarket restaurant in Melbourne.

Rishi Desai – He did some pop up restaurants in 2013 and he will be publishing a cookbook early next year. He is also doing cooking demonstrations, but is currently still working in the public service full time.

Andrew Prior – Has started up Queenies Tours which are food tours in Melbourne. It is a good idea.

Pip Sumbak – Is doing private catering if interested email her at

Samira El Khafir – Is on a health kick and is writing for the Good Life Health Clubs. She will be opening a cafe in the Islamic Museum of Australia in February.

Vern Fitzgerald – Appears to have gotten the Umami Project off the ground with a dinner sponsored by the Wine Society in Sydney. He cooked alongside Dan and Nicky. See pics here.

Jules Allen – Is doing the Food Revolution Project to highlight food poverty in Australia and show people how to cook healthy on a budget. She is crowd sourcing to get it on the road and looks like she is a quite a bit short.


1 Izobel2 { 01.03.14 at 12:47 pm }

Just read this to my husband in the car and spent ages trying to remember who they all were!! Some are unforgettable though!
thanks for the update!!

2 Littlepetal { 01.03.14 at 1:57 pm }

Anyone bought Emma’s cookbook??? I guess none from this blog.

Samira writing for Good Life Health Club????

I don’t see Lucy as a dessert queen. If its for everyday baking, there is plenty from Australian Women’s Weekly.

3 Georgie { 01.03.14 at 2:20 pm }

The alumni from the worst series of MC ever. Nothing to crow about here folks – Rishi was the only contestant with any sort of cred. If any of those who were eliminated early had culinary skills, the abysmal format of Series 5 ensured we would never know about it.

4 brain dead dave { 01.03.14 at 2:41 pm }

I’ll get in touch with them…if I get a sudden urge to eat some shit.

5 Andrea { 01.03.14 at 5:39 pm }

Rishi was robbed, In India he is appreciated more.

6 Littlepetal { 01.03.14 at 6:19 pm }

The judges should not judge Asian cuisines. My family and friends were laughing when Mindy was praised for her Fried Rice Noodles at the audition.

Rishi curry was superb but lost to Emma so call Indian curry which was rubbish.

7 brain dead dave { 01.03.14 at 6:26 pm }

When we have a Ma$terchef “winner” who can’t cook chips ~this is utterly laughable, too.

Who will be Australia’s next “Laughterchef”?

8 Andrea { 01.03.14 at 6:27 pm }

I agree Littlepetal.

9 Littlepetal { 01.03.14 at 6:31 pm }

I think the title Masterchef is an insult to the chefs.

10 emp { 01.04.14 at 1:54 am }

Saw Emma’s book at work next to Nigella and Jamie’s and I laughed

11 Sue { 01.04.14 at 2:13 pm }

Come on guys, build a bridge and get over it. You are all still making snide comments about these people months after the show is finished.

After reading this Update, I supported Jules Food Revolution Project with a small donation and I joined the mailing list of Andrew’s Queenies Tours. :)

12 brain dead dave { 01.04.14 at 2:22 pm }

These people probably can’t cook any better now than they could then.

Maybe you should “get over” that unfortunate reality, Sue.

Love to know how Clarissa’s “home cooking lessons” are going.

Kelty still stumping up ungutted sardines? Give me strength.

Noeleen must be knocking out some great offal by now, too..

13 Georgie { 01.04.14 at 5:53 pm }

Come on Sue, get over other people, getting over things in their own time. I presume you got over it when you were good and ready?

I’ll make snide comments about whatever I like, for as long as I like too. It’s about personal choice, not following orders.

Btw, good for you choosing to support Jules and Andrew. I support the Rural Fire Service and the SES. :-)

14 brain dead dave { 01.04.14 at 5:59 pm }

A donation to the RSPCA is worth it , too,bearing in mind the animals that have been slaughtered and badly cooked for the benefit of deluded amatas and their culinary”dream”.

15 Maz { 01.04.14 at 9:43 pm }

Once again Rishi proved he was the smartest one in that crop by keeping his day job.

16 Masterchef levert winnaressen op | De Zesde Clan { 01.05.14 at 1:00 am }

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17 brain dead dave { 01.05.14 at 1:06 am }

Shoven ze kookboeken up you arsen.