Who is chef Mo Farhan, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?

Alex South

Alex South


Ahead of MasterChef: The Professionals 2022, which airs on BBC One every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 november, we find out more about the chefs taking part.

Introducing Mo Farhan, Head Chef at The Horse and Groom pub in Malmesbury.

Mo works as a head chef at The Horse and Groom, part of the Butcombe Brewing Company, based in Malmesbury.

Before taking up the position of head chef at the pub, Mo previously worked at The Methuen Arms, The Pheasant Inn, and Rick Stein's Marlborough.





Where are you from/where do you live?

Grew up in Swindon but spent time in the Middle East (Saudi and Jordan).

What type of a chef are you?

Head Chef

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“I’d say my style of cooking is traditional but with a twist - I like few ingredients, but big flavours.”

How did you become a chef?

“I almost got into it accidentally through a friend that had a job in a hotel. I went to see him one day and the Kitchen Porter hadn’t turned up so that was my first day and I gradually moved over into cooking. What I love most about it is the freedom you have with ingredients and the endless possibilities.”

Where have you worked?

Has trained under some of the best chefs in Wiltshire, ranging from pubs, bars and hotels.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

“The highlight of my career has definitely got to be getting my first Head Chef position. It was a lot of hard work and training, but I got there in the end and have the best team I could have asked for.”

Why did you want to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals?

“I wanted to take part in the competition to push myself out of my comfort zone, which I definitely did!”


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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 10th November 2022

Who is chef Mo Farhan, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?