MasterChef 2019: Poh, Matt And Billie Are Back As Culinary Mentors
Who else could serve as better motivators to our new contestants?
Poh Ling Yeow, Matt Sinclair and Billie McKay are more than qualified to guide our final 24 cooks -- because they've all sweated their way through a pressure test or two themselves.
The MasterChef alum burst onto our screens when they were just beginning their own ~food journeys~ and have all gone on to add some very impressive credentials to their foodie CVs.
Poh -- who came runner up back in MasterChef Season 1 -- has written three cookbooks, hosted two TV shows and opened Jam Face, her scrum-diddly-umptious dessert store at the Adelaide Markets.
MasterChef Season 7 winner Billie McKay was given the honour of working at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant in the UK, and has recently gotten back to basics on her family farm, learning the art of cheesemaking.
And Matt, who narrowly missed out on first place in MasterChef Season 7, opened his Sum Yung Guys restaurant in Noosa and has been hosting The Cook's Pantry on Network 10 with MasterChef mates Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon.
"Everyday I have a moment or two when you just pinch yourself," Matt said, telling our new contestants just what they're getting themselves into.
George Calombaris also revealed he loves that Poh sends the judges regular text messages, letting them know what she's been cooking up in the kitchen.
"You're my food dads!" Poh laughed, beaming at George and his fellow judges, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan.
"I want you to be proud of me," she explained of their sweet relationship, a whole ten years since her MasterChef debut.
Fans were stoked to see Poh, Matt and Billie back on the show in their new roles on the other side of the kitchen bench.