Who is chef Ollie, 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 Ollie, a sous chef at Northcote, Langho near Blackburn, Lancashire.

He has previously worked at Gidleigh Park, The Fat Duck, and The Oak Room at Adare Manor.





Where are you from/where do you live?

Born in Preston, and Devon has been a big part of his life, with family also from there, and whilst working at Gidleigh Park. Ollie has also lived in Ireland (for three and a half years whilst working at Adare), as well as Scotland and the Lake District. He now lives in Clitheroe in Lancashire.

What type of a chef are you?

Sous Chef

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“I think I have a clean style with minimalist plating, and of course great flavours. I don't like to overcomplicate anything. I’m a classically trained chef with a modern approach to fine dining.”

How did you become a chef?

“Just like lots of people I’m sure, I cooked with family growing up as a child. My gran was always a big inspiration for me and I have lots of memories of cooking with her. I guess that’s where it all started.”

What is the highlight of your career?

“I’ve been a part of two teams who have won their first Michelin stars and this for me has given me a huge sense of achievement.”

Where have you worked?

Chef de Partie, Gidleigh Park Chef de Partie, The Fat Duck Senior Sous, The Oak Room at Adare Manor

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

“MasterChef: The Professionals is an extremely prestigious competition and I feel I’m ready to compete. I know I can work well under pressure so it’s time to test that at the next level.”



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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 24th November 2022

Who is chef Ollie, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?