Marine pilot Eddie Scott became MasterChef 2022 champion, it was announced on Thursday as he became the 18th amateur chef to claim the prestigious title.
The 31-year-old former Navy officer faced fierce competition from 44 other amateur chefs over seven weeks of culinary challenges and exciting final cooking.
Chicken dinner winner winner! Marine pilot Eddie Scott becomes MasterChef 2022 champion, it was announced on Thursday
In his victory, the emotional Eddie said, “That’s all. I feel that my whole life is being built so far.
“I can’t believe I’m standing here as a MasterChef champion. It was just the most stressful and enjoyable! I have the feeling that I have just discovered who I am as a chef. This is the best feeling.
MasterChef judge John Torod said: “Eddie is nothing but a culinary power. His love of classic French food mixed with Indian spices made us really stand up and pay attention. He is brave, adventurous, does not play it safe.
Bravo: The 31-year-old former Navy officer faces stiff competition from 44 other amateur chefs over seven weeks of culinary challenges and exciting final cooking.
Greg Wallace added: “I think we just saw the birth of a great future chef. Eddie was impressed with the moment he stepped into this kitchen. He made almost no mistakes throughout the race.
About his experience at MasterChef, Eddie said: “I sat and watched the show for years and told myself to apply. I wanted to go up in front of John and Greg to see what I could really do.
“I think that every amateur chef secretly dreams of having the chance to participate in a show like MasterChef – to have this one chance to completely change your life in what you love to do!”
Congratulations: After making exclusive plates of food along the way, Eddie was awarded the MasterChef trophy by Judges John Thorod and Greg Wallace.
He told John and Greg: “It has been my greatest pleasure in life to sit here and cook the food I love for you. This is the best thing I’ve ever done.
Eddie faced stiff competition last week from runners-up Puki Tredel and Rada Kaushal-Boland, as well as Sarah Rankin (Final Four), who left the show last night, and Ioan Jones (Final Five), who left on Tuesday night.
The final trio were tested beyond anything they tried to prove to John and Greg that their skills, perseverance and culinary acumen were worthy of success in the intense latest challenges.
Wonderful: To John and Greg (pictured), he said, “It was the greatest pleasure of my life to sit here and cook for you both the food I love. This is the best thing I’ve ever done. ‘
In an exhausting and exciting week, MasterChef viewers saw Eddie travel to Ballymaloe House and Cookery School in South West Ireland, following in the footsteps of professional chefs from around the world who come to learn “farm to table” “The Philosophy of the Dead” , a great patron of Irish cuisine, Myrtle Allen.
Eddie used everything he learned there to prepare a holiday dinner for some of Ireland’s best food producers, food historians and relatives of Myrtle.
Eddie also won the opportunity to work for a lifetime with one of the world’s greatest chefs, Gordon Ramsey – whose amazing three Michelin-starred restaurant Gordon Ramsey hosted this year’s Chef’s Table.
Happy: In his victory, the emotional Eddie Scott said, “That’s all. I feel that my whole life is being built so far. “
Eddie worked under enormous pressure to master their classic dishes, maintain impeccable standards and impress the dining room of some of the best chefs in the country.
Former three-star Michelin legend Pierre Coffman described his consomme as follows: “Ten out of 10. Many chefs can’t do it so well. Perfect.
The competition ended with the final challenge – the preparation of the best three-course dish in their lives.
Eddie’s winning menu began with turbot topped with caviar, oyster tempura, cucumber pressed in dill oil, and beurre blanc champagne.
Delicious: Eddie’s winning menu began with turbot topped with caviar, oyster tempura, cucumber pressed in dill oil, and beurre blanc champagne
In his appetizer, Greg said, “Here you cook to a standard that many professional chefs have not reached.”
John responded: “Boom. This is amazing. You have taken the best ingredients, treated them with real care and received absolute perfection and balance. This is a great dish that can decorate the table of any restaurant, Eddie.
The main course was Hyderabadi Dum – chicken beer with cumin and nigella seeds, seasoned basmati rice with crispy onions, chicken legs cooked on the bone, all flavored with saffron, Kashmiri hot red pepper powder and cardamom, with cucumber rye.
John told Eddie, “I have a problem with this dish. In the fact that I just want to keep throwing it in my mouth. It’s so unusual and addictive! ‘
Stunning: Eddie worked under enormous pressure to master their classic dishes, maintain impeccable standards and impress the dining room of some of the best chefs in the country.
To complete her menu, Eddie presented his perception of the classic French dish St Emilion au Chocolat – chocolate mousse with prune puree, prunes soaked in armagnac, almond marzipan and almond cream and almonds and Armagnac Chantilly.
Greg responded, “It’s naughty, but it’s absolutely delicious.”
After the tasting, Greg told Eddie, “When I look at you, I can’t imagine doing anything but cooking, you’re a born chef. I can’t give you a better compliment.
Eddie lives in Beverly, East Yorkshire with his fiancée Nami.
He grew up in a small village in Leicestershire, Newton Harcourt and now lives in Beverly, East Yorkshire, where he lives with his fiancée Nami.
He spent eight years as a navigational officer in the Merchant Navy, traveling the world and piloting Humber ships for the past five years.
Eddie’s love of cooking comes from a family, a passion for food – from his mother’s baking skills, to his father’s experimental dishes and the perfection of his grandmother and grandfather of the Punjabi classics – all this inspires him to learn more in the kitchen.
Eddie remembers his childhood reading cookbooks, constantly thinking about food, and says, “All our best memories were of cooking together, traveling and eating together.”
Recalling what seriously ignited his desire to cook, Eddie said: “Growing up, we would pack up our little Ford Fiesta and spend our summer vacation camping in France. I was amazed at how the French presented the ingredients and how delicious the dishes were in the most ordinary cafes and restaurants.
Career: Eddie spent eight years as a navigational officer in the Merchant Navy, traveling the world and piloting Humber ships for the past five years
“The way food was rooted in French culture was a complete revelation. I wanted to recreate it, so I really got into cooking.
Regarding her eating style, Eddie said: “I love cooking the Punjabi dishes I grew up with with my family. But my real passion is the great Mughal cuisine: the historic royal dishes of Old Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad. I admire classic French and Indian cuisine so much and love to create my own fusion of the two captivating culinary cultures.
Looking ahead, Eddie added: “Everything in my life is upgraded to do something in the food. It would be amazing to be able to cook in a top restaurant with the most famous royal chefs Awadhi in Lucknow.
“It would also be exciting to write about food or even do some more television. What I would really like is to own my own restaurant – to share my memories of food and nostalgia. I always knew that one day I wanted to pursue a career in food and now MasterChef has made me realize that this can be a reality.
MasterChef Series 18 is available to catch up with iPlayer.
Wow: Eddie also won the lifetime opportunity to work with one of the world’s greatest chefs, Gordon Ramsey – whose amazing three Michelin-starred restaurant Gordon Ramsey hosted this year’s Chef’s Table
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