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Big Has Biography – Big Has Wiki
Big Has, real name Hasan Semay, is a Turkish Cypriot chef, author and TV Presenter, best known for his Sunday Sessions YouTube series. He is currently the judge on BBC Three’s Young MasterChef.
He graduated from Jamie Olivers 15 programme in 2011. After a series of jobs that didn’t light his fire, and hours spent watching cooking shows, his mum convinced him to apply and from then on cooking became his first love. He went on to spend the next 10 years cooking in high end kitchens all over London until Covid hit and he found himself without a job but with a passion to carry on cooking.
This is when his YouTube channel Sunday Sessions was born. It’s all about the food as he takes beautiful ingredients and cooks them up in his downtrodden back garden come rain or shine and all served with a side of Has’ signature charisma.
In recent years, he has contributed regularly to the Guardian Feast magazine, hosted supper clubs at Jamie Olivers and was featured in the special 20th Anniversary issue of Observer Food Monthly, as one of the ‘next big things’ to watch.
In 2022 Pavilion published his debut cookbook, HOME, and 2023 included Has writing book no. 2, set to publish in Autumn 2024. He also perfected his live cooking skills with spots on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and The Big Breakfast. He continues to grace our screens as a guest judge on BBC, E4 & ITV2 cooking shows such as Celeb Cooking School and Bad Chefs.
Big Has Age
Young MasterChef judge Big Has was born and raised in Edmonton. He is of Turkish-Cypriot heritage.
Big Has Young MasterChef
Big Has is currently a judge on BBC Three’s Young MasterChef alongside Michelin-trained social media sensation Poppy O’Toole. He joined the show as a judge in 2024 after appearing as a guest in series 1.
“It’s a major honour to be involved in a show as prestigious as MasterChef,” he said. “Seeing the contestants’ eagerness to learn and show off their backgrounds through food is something that I’m all about. I really enjoyed being a guest on the last series. Like food, you’ve got to leave people with a good taste of who you are and luckily the producers bought what I was “cooking”!”
Speaking about co-judge Poppy, he said: “Poppy is honestly one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. We got on really well from the beginning by sharing war stories of kitchens we’ve worked in and having a little gossip. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-host. She took me under her wing, showed me the ropes and we just got it cracking. Poppy is the real deal.”
Big Has Height
Chef Big Has stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm).
Big Has’ Instagram handle is @bighas___.