Travels from: New South Wales
The youngest winner in MasterChef Australia history
Categories: Celebrity Chefs
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Larissa Takchi, affectionally known as Larry, is Australia’s MasterChef winner for 2019, the youngest to ever win the 11 year long series on Network Ten. Always full of life, it was her unpretentious mix of confidence and tenacity that won the viewers and judges hearts.
Born and raised in Sydney in a big Lebanese family, Larissa says her fondest memories of food start in her grandparent’s peach farm. Food is the key ingredient that bring her large family together. Starting the competition with her ‘PUDDLEcotta’ it was only up from there.
Larissa initially focused on the sweet style of creativity, though as the competition progressed everything came together in all styles of dishes. The judges put some of her dishes amongst the best they had ever seen. These risks resulted in high praise coming from some of the world’s best chefs.
Larissa has found the path that she is truly passionate about and is excited to continue to live her food dream every day. She dreams of one day opening her own farm to table dining experience in Sydney’s Hills District