Who is chef Gabrielle Masefield MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestant?

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Ahead of MasterChef: The Professionals 2023, which airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Monday 23 October, we find out more about the chefs taking part.

Introducing Gabrielle Masefield, Private chef, London.

Private chef Gabrielle is 33 and works for a private household in London.

Gabrielle been a chef for 11 years, working on super yachts, exclusive villas and high-end sports venues. She now lives in London with her fiancé Chris.


Gabrielle Masefield



Where are you from/where do you live

Wandsworth, London


Gabrielle’s first chef job was during six-month ski season working as Chalet chef.

A client she had met during her ski season asked her to come work on their yacht for the summer, which led to Gabrielle spending nine years working at sea.

She has worked for two high profile private clients and now works for a household.


"Growing up my mother was a single parent running her own business and didn’t have a lot of time to cook intricate meals. But she placed a great importance on good, healthy food, made from scratch. She taught me to cook from a very young age, and I could cook a decent beef ragu by the age of seven.She also loved to entertain."

"Big parties with family and friends were common and she’d always take the time and effort to create elaborate, delicious feasts. One dish which stands out in my memory is her famous smoked salmon and spinach roulade - it was the 90s after all!"

"My dad also loved to entertain and I would often cook for his friends, even writing and illustrating menus. Looking back, they were very brave to trust me with their catering at the age of 10!"

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Editor 6th November 2023

Who is chef Gabrielle Masefield MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestant?