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Restaurant Industry News speaks with Masterchef winner Simon Wood

Did you ever imagine winning MasterChef?

Of course, you have to back yourself if you enter something like that!

How would you say that your experience on MasterChef has impacted you and the direction your career has gone?

It’s made me determined to be the best I can, the determination and springboard MasterChef gives to is incredible

Did you always aspire to become a Chef?

Always from the age of 8!

What is your favourite dish to cook?

I love making fresh Pasta, with Mushroom and Truffle

Talk us through the Snowdonia Cheese Company Partnership and how it came about?

A common interest of an amazing product! Who doesn’t love Cheese!

What dishes have you created and what is your favourite?

It’s the Cheese pie all day, amazing home cooking!

Are the recipes easy to follow?

Yes these are made for people at home so they’re easy to get ready for all the family

Are there any further recipes you are working on?

 Lots! Watch this space

Do you enjoy cooking for the colder months?

Of course big hearty flavours are plentiful in the winter months!

With Christmas around the corner, how can these recipes be used for Christmas Day?

The Cauliflower cheese would be an amazing addition to the Christmas Day Feast!

If you could pick any 4 people from throughout history to cook for, who would it be and why?

Tom Cruise, Gordon Ramsey, Sir Ian McLellan, Marco Pierre White – Because these people have entertained me so it’s only fait I get to do the same by return!

What are your aspirations for the future? Do you have anything you are currently working on you could give us a little exclusive about?-

To keep getting better, I’ve just been out cooking in Dubai which was awesome and WOOD Manchester has just retained its Michelin recommendation which is a fantastic opportunity!

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