Who is chef Theres Andersson, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 semi-finalist?

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 Theres Andersson, Sous chef at Ekstedt at the Yard.

Theres works as a sous chef at Ekstedet at the Yard, a Scandinavian restaurant headed by Niklas Ekstedt.





Where are you from/where do you live?

Dalarna (northwest from Stockholm), Sweden

What type of a chef are you?

Sous Chef

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“My style of cooking is Scandinavian. I love to try different techniques such as fermenting and pickling. Over the last year I have fallen in love with cooking with fire, especially how you can bring the flavours together with a flame. I have also been learning more how to work with vegetables.”

How did you become a chef?

“My first choice for High School was not catering. However, after I did my first week in the restaurant kitchen, I fell in love with being a chef. I can’t see me doing anything else now. I love working in a team. You are never alone; you do everything together. You constantly get to meet new people, including the guests, who we make happy with our delicious food.”

What is the highlight of your career?

“The highlight of my career has to be that I am extremely proud about where I am today and everything I’ve done and learnt on my journey here. I’m always daring to try new challenges to learn and evolve all the time.”

Where have you worked?

Catering and Hospitality, High School (Falun, Sweden)
International Bar and Restaurant Management University (Halmstad, Sweden)
Head Chef training at The University of Gothenburg
Have worked and lived in the French Alps winter season
Have worked in Italy on a wine yard

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

“I entered the competition because I love challenges. I love to compete. I also love to push myself, and to cook my food for others.”





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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 29th November 2022

Who is chef Theres Andersson, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 semi-finalist?