Billie McKay

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Billie McKay
Born (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 28)
ResidenceMaidenhead, England, UK
NationalityAustralian
OccupationTelevision cook
Home townBowraville, New South Wales
PredecessorBrent Owens
SuccessorElena Duggan
Partner(s)Haydn Suridge[1]
AwardsWinner, MasterChef Australia 2015

Billie McKay (born 11 July 1991) is an Australian cook. She is best known as the winner of the seventh series of MasterChef Australia. Her prizes included $250,000, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, and a monthly column in Delicious., an Australian food magazine. Following the final, guest judge Heston Blumenthal offered her a job at his restaurant The Fat Duck,[2] which she accepted.

McKay was raised on a dairy farm in Bowraville, New South Wales[3] and attended Macksville High School.[4] Prior to competing on MasterChef, she was a restaurant manager in Ballina, New South Wales.[5]

In 2019, McKay returned to MasterChef Australia's eleventh series as a mentor, sharing the position with season eight runner-up Matt Sinclair and the first series' runner up, Poh Ling Yeow.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billie McKay". popsugar.com.au. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "MasterChef winner scores cash, car, column AND a new job with Heston Blumenthal". news.com.au. 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Ramsey, Britt (7 May 2015). "Bowraville's Billie McKay to cook for chefs". nambuccaguardian.com.au. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Macksville High School Magazine 2009" (PDF). macksville-h.schools.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ Broome, Hamish (11 May 2015). "Ballina cook will make Masterchef final 22". northernstar.com.au.
  6. ^ Houston, Melinda (25 April 2019). "'The anxiety's still there': Former MasterChef Contestants Return". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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