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Catrin Rehnström Biography – Catrin Rehnström Wiki
Catrin Rehnström is a Swedish professional chef and contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. She currently works as head chef for Bartlett Mitchell Caterers, a contract catering company in Central London.
Born in Sweden, Catrin trained in Culinary Arts and Meal Science before moving to London in 2013 to pursue her career as a chef. She has worked for both large corporations and Michelin-starred establishments. She trained at Örebro University and has worked for both the Citi Group and The Goring Hotel.
Speaking about how she got into cooking, Catrin told the BBC: “I come from a really foodie family and remember cooking with my father and grandmother when I was a little girl. I never really thought about it as a career until I was a bit older though and originally went to marine school as I wanted to be a coastguard but that didn’t work out.
“I ended up studying food science where I wrote a 40,000 word dissertation on Sorbet! From that moment I was hooked and just wanted to keep learning. I love that food and cooking is about science, theory, being organised but ultimately creating tasty dishes. It’s never ending in terms of what you can learn and I love that.”
Catrin Rehnström Age
Catrin Rehnström was age 31 at the time of filming of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023. She was born in Sweden.
Catrin Rehnström Husband
Swedish chef Catrin Rehnström lives in London with her husband Josh.
Catrin Rehnström MasterChef: The Professionals
Catrin Rehnström is one of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestants cooking in the first heat on BBC One and iPlayer. The heat one contestants, who’ll be cooking up a storm in the hopes of securing a spot in the next round, include Cameron MacBeth, Catrin, Himanshu Verma and Dara Ryan.
Catrin wanted to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals “to be pushed further”. She said: “I’m in control of my food on a daily basis and have got used to pushing myself, but I want to be pushed further and I think a competition like this does exactly that. I always put in my best efforts and seize opportunities and this is another, unique, way to do it. It’s a challenge and I’d love to win but I’m trying not to plan that far in advance. I take each moment as it comes.”
Describing her style of cooking and any influences on it, she said: “My first job in London was in a well-known Michelin kitchen. I spent four years working around the various sections, starting as a commis and working up to Junior Sous Chef. This was the best training ground where I learnt classic techniques and the importance of consistency, and this still hugely influences my cooking.
“Since working in catering, I’ve had more scope to develop my own food. I design fine dining menus monthly and have the freedom to create my own dishes. I’m passionate about no waste and will use up basic ingredients leftover from the café in the day and turn them into something new, like porridge oats into bread. If I had to sum up my style I would say classic, no waste and a sparkle of Swedish touch.”
Catrin Rehnström Nationality
MasterChef contestant Catrin Rehnström is of Swedish nationality.