Emma Dean (chef)

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Emma Dean
Emma Dean in her kitchen, 2017.jpg
Emma Dean in her kitchen, 2017
Born (1977-10-16) 16 October 1977 (age 42)
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
EducationMonash University and RMIT University
OccupationCook, television presenter
Years active2013 – present
Known forTelevision chef
PredecessorAndy Allen
SuccessorBrent Owens
RelativesRachel Dean (sister)
AwardsWinner, MasterChef Australia

Emma Dean (born 16 October 1977) is an Australian chef and television presenter, who came to prominence as the winner of the fifth series of MasterChef Australia.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dean spent her childhood on a small farm in Epsom, Victoria. Her elder sister is clothing designer Rachel Dean.[2]

Dean studied at Monash University and RMIT, completing a master's degree in environment and planning, and worked in town planning for over eight years in the Victorian State Government.[3]

Dean also trained in track cycling at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as part of a talent identification search. She is Metropolitan Champion in the 500m Time Trail and represented Australia at the 2004 Oceania Track Cycling Championships.[4]


On 1 September 2013, Dean became the series 5 winner of MasterChef Australia. In the final round, Dean faced off against Lynton Tapp in a dessert pressure test, which saw them recreating Attica chef Ben Shewry’s complicated Plight of the Bees.[5]

Dean's prize was $100,000, work experience in some of the country's best kitchens, and an Alfa Romeo car.[5] As part of the MasterChef prize, Dean received a book publishing deal with New Holland Publishers.[6] Her cookbook A Homegrown Table was released on 1 December 2013.[7]

My Market Kitchen[edit]

Dean was the host of My Market Kitchen, a national television show based at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne.[8] Her co-presenter was Lynton Tapp with whom she formed a strong friendship[9] during their time together on MasterChef Australia. In 2019, they got replaced by season eight winner Elena Duggan and season ten finalist Khanh Ong.


  1. ^ The Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, 1 September 2013
  2. ^ Dean, Emma. A Homegrown Table: Food to Eat with Family and Friends. New Holland Publishers, 2013
  3. ^ MasterChef Australia, MasterChef Australia contestant profile
  4. ^ Track Cycling News, Former Track Cyclist Wins MasterChef, 13 September 2013
  5. ^ a b Popsugar Emma Dean Is the Winner of MasterChef 2013!, 1 September 2013
  6. ^ MasterChef Australia, Emma wins MasterChef Australia 2013
  7. ^ https://www.amazon.com/home-grown-table-Food-friends-family/dp/1742574718
  8. ^ "Queen Victoria Market – The Home for a New National TV Show". qvm.com.au. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Masterchef finalist supports ICC". inspiringchangechallenge.com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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