When I was applying for Masterchef I never realized just how much of a life-changing experience it would turn out to be. The encouragement and interest of so many people has really surprised me and given me the confidence to continue cooking. Masterchef has allowed me to pursue something I have always been passionate about and cooking has now taken over my life. I have been fortunate to have stages with some top chefs, starting out at James Martin’s Leeds Kitchen, before working with Bruno Loubet and Atul Kochar, as well as spending time in some other local kitchens. I have really enjoyed the range of activities I have managed to do with cooking, including cooking demonstrations at Leeds Kirkgate Market, Pop-ups, cookery lessons, supper clubs, and private chefing.