What's the link between MasterChef, Canberra and that viking's beer?

Karen Hardy
Updated April 22 2024 - 10:16am, first published 5:30am

Every year when the MasterChef contestant list comes around, I frantically search it for some Canberra connection. In previous years we've had tenuous links to Simon Toohey (Season 11) and Chloe Carroll (Season 10) who'd both spent time here as children. Former The Canberra Times restaurant reviewer Tash Shan actually listed the ACT as her home state and was eliminated in week seven of Season 6 in 2014. In 2013, Queanbeyan's Rishi Desai went all the way to finals week (and then kindly hosted myself and colleague Megan Doherty for lunch one day).

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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