Who is chef Wilson Macedo, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 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 Wilson Macedo, Senior Sous Chef at Boiler & Co, Bankside, London.

He has previously worked numerous positions across Britain, Portugal and Austria, including time at London restaurant's Petrus, and Ormer, Mayfair.





Where are you from/where do you live?

Lives in Vauxhall, London; hometown is Leiria, Portugal.

What type of a chef are you?

Senior Sous Chef

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“My food comes from classic French, Mediterranean influence and African heritage.”

How did you become a chef?

How did you get into cooking and what do you and love about it? “At the start, I just took a job cooking, but actually fell in love with the creative process, the versatility of ingredients, the balance of flavours and the beauty of cooking with love.”

Where have you worked?

Ocean, Portugal; Petrus, London; Ormer Mayfair, London; Angelina, Austria

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

What has been the highlight of your career to date? “There is no one specific here more a culmination of things that I am incredibly proud of. I moved countries in pursuit of my food dream, and the fact that I’m living it every day is a great achievement.”

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

“I thought that getting to cook on MasterChef: The Professionals would show me how well I would deal with the pressure. I also wanted to test myself and see the potential of the rest of the chefs in the competition.”



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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 5th December 2022

Who is chef Wilson Macedo, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 finalist?