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Since Masterchef…

In the 12 months since MasterChef Elena hasn’t stopped!

She is a woman on a mission – to inspire and educate all her fellow foodies to find sustainable, healthy and flavour-rich ways of incorporating food into their lives. A great deal of time and energy has been spent creating this wonderful website – bringing to fruition her vision of a complete cooking resource, a place to find delicious recipes, top tips, reflections, memories, ideas and solutions; a complete food community.

Elena has been a part of some very rewarding charity work for organisations such as FebFast and Cancer Council Australia. She has also found the time to continue teaching; Elena has been able to share all she has learned from MasterChef by providing cooking classes for young people in and around Sydney.

Elena has been incredibly honoured to demonstrate at multiple international and domestic food festivals. She recently returned home for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, headed to India for the World on a Plate food festival and attended the 20th Anniversary and Iron Chef All-Stars Charity dinner in aid of Opportunity International. A particular highlight for Elena was being invited to cook a dish representing her heritage to the Dutch King and Queen in addition to 1500 guests in attendance at the RaboBank Farm2Fork Summit on Cockatoo Island.

Elena returned to California briefly to visit potential work experience locations as part of her continued learning and development as a chef. In truth, far too much has happened to fit into this little space!

You can read more about all Elena’s travels since MasterChef here.

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Elena Duggan

Winner of MasterChef 2016, Elena Duggan takes us back to her golden moment ahead of her return to the show as a guest chef in Season 9.