Panisha has cooked her way into the semi-finals of Masterchef 2019 after impressing the shows judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

The contestant had her teammates jumping for joy in Episode 17 as she helped the group prepare wontons and apple pie in the time-pinching task that led them to be crowned winners. 

We tracked down Panisha online so you can find out everything you need to know about the Masterchef 2019 star. 

Screenshot: Panisha on BBC Masterchef 2019

Who is Masterchef 2019’s Panisha?

Panisha Patel is 28 years old and comes from Manchester.

From the looks of her social media, she seriously enjoys food, as well as travelling, having visited Venice and Brussels on foodie adventures.

Panisha has also posted photos of her Diwali celebrations online, including some amazing looking curries.

Check out her Instagram @dinnerwithp for some seriously yummy food inspiration.

Screenshot: Panisha on BBC Masterchef 2019

What does Panisha do for a living?

When she’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Panisha is working her day job as a paediatric nurse in Stockport.

Panisha works as a nurse in the Treehouse children’s unit at the Stepping Hill Hospital.

She has worked at the facility for the past 18 months, having first qualified as a nurse three years ago.

She is said to love her job providing care for children but leapt at the chance to join Masterchef 2019 due to her love of all things food related.

Screenshot: Panisha on BBC Masterchef 2019

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