Meet Olivia from MasterChef: The Professionals - she's a Roux Scholarship finalist!

We’re only three episodes into MasterChef: The Professionals series 12, but already fans have noted the stand-out contestants and have predictions on who will make it to the final.

Young chef Olivia Burt is one of the ones to watch.

We could tell Olivia was going to impress from the get-go, as judge Monica Galetti said “you go girl” during her skills test. Now that’s making a good first impression!

So, with MasterChef fans already predicting Olivia’s success on this series, we thought it time to get to know the bright young chef better.

Screenshot: MasterChef: The Professionals S12 E3 – iPlayer

Meet MasterChef’s Olivia

Olivia Catherine Burt is a 24-year-old chef originally from Worcestershire but now living and working in London.

Olivia started working in food industry five years ago. This was after she had completed her cookery education at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and then Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork.

 

She started out as a private chef, working in ski chalets, before moving to fine-dining restaurants. Working with some of the greats such as Joël Robuchon and Simon Rogan, it’s no surprise Olivia is a shoe-in to win with all her experience.

For the past three years that Olivia  has been living in London, she has worked at five-star hotel Claridge’s. She is their sous chef.

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Roux Scholarship finalist

This has been a big year for Olivia. Not only has she signed up to MasterChef: The Professionals but she also made it as a Roux Scholarship finalist.

Olivia was the first woman to make it to the finals since Sabrina Gidda in 2015.

This is not the only major achievement of Olivia’s, as in 2017 she won the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ annual award.

Here’s hoping she can add ‘MasterChef: The Professionals winner’ to that list!

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Does Olivia have Instagram?

Yes!

Already Olivia has over 3,000 follows on Instagram with whom she shares all her best foodie pics.

Check out her profile @cheflivburt.

 

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