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Chariya Khattiyot Biography – Chariya Khattiyot Wiki

Chariya Khattiyot is the winner of the BBC One series MasterChef UK 2023 and the owner of Coffee Cherry located at 3D Normandy Street, Alton. She is a self-taught home chef and master coffee roaster. She was born and raised in Chiangmai, Thailand, moved to the UK nearly 20 years ago and now lives in Farnborough with her fiancé Adam.

Coffee Cherry is a small, speciality coffee house and roastery which opened in 2018. Head roaster and founder Chariya truly loves all things coffee and food and spent years learning the craft of small batch roasting before opening her shop. Her team roasts coffee weekly and despatches web orders throughout the week as well as selling coffee and brews from the shop. Coffee Cherry’s coffee is bought directly from the best farmers across the world, and has won Great Taste Awards in 2021 and 2022.

How would you describe your style of cooking?

I love cooking the food of my heritage from the Northern areas of Thailand but I like using the ingredients that I can find locally in the South of England. In many ways my dishes are a fusion between south east Asia and western food. I spend hours and hours in the kitchen perfecting my recipes but I also love to have fun with them. I love seeing people’s faces light up when I put a plate down in front of them and then smile when they eat it.

What is your earliest cooking memory?

My mum taught me how to make an omelette when I was four years old and I have loved cooking ever since. I don’t remember a time when I haven’t cooked to be honest, it is part of Thai culture and every family gathering involves huge amounts of food. It’s always been such a big part of my life.

Why did you enter MasterChef?

I want to show the world that Northern Thai food is amazing, because it really is. I’d love to introduce people to Thai food that they may have not have tried before and I also want to have the opportunity to show John and Gregg how creative I can be with my dishes.

What is your food dream?

I would love to open not one but many restaurants in the future. Focusing on Northern Thai food menus with local ingredients. That is my dream.

Chariya Khattiyot Age

Chariya Khattiyot was born in August 1982. She is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born and raised in Chiangmai, Thailand.

Chariya Khattiyot MasterChef

Alton coffee shop owner Chariya Khattiyot is the MasterChef UK Champion 2023. She became the 19th amateur cook to claim the coveted title of BBC One’s prestigious cooking competition.

Facing off the talents of 44 other ambitious contestants, Chariya triumphed at the end of eight exciting weeks of MasterChef culinary challenges, which culminated in a white-knuckle cook-off against the remaining finalists, Anurag Aggarwal and Omar Foster.

Chariya was awarded the revered MasterChef trophy by judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace on TV’s biggest cooking competition.

An emotional Chariya reacted to her win: “This is unbelievable. It means the world, the sun, the moon and everything to me. I don’t think anything can top this. I’m so happy!

“This just proves that if you dream something and you work really hard and you never give up, you can get it. That’s what my grandad said to me – never give up. He would be so proud of me!”

Both judges also shed a tear as they announced the Champion.

MasterChef judge, John Torode, said: “Chariya’s food has always been honest and from the heart. It’s always exciting, it’s always unusual and it’s always been beautiful and addictive.

“And not just punchy, exciting Thai flavours that we saw at the start, but also exceptional, innovative and exciting technique all the way through. A proper master.”

MasterChef judge, Gregg Wallace, commented: “Chariya is outstanding and one of the best MasterChef contestants I can remember. Chariya has delighted and amazed me in equal measure.

“Some of her creations are absolutely beautiful – almost with an artist’s touch. She is one of the most creative, skillful cooks I’ve seen on MasterChef for a long, long time.”

Looking to what’s next, Chariya said: “I hope there will be opportunities to work with food and I’m excited about getting experience and turning this love of cooking into a profession.

“Long term, my dream is to open a restaurant – and eventually multiple restaurants – where I can showcase the food of my homeland in Northern Thailand – and hopefully work towards earning a Michelin star!

“I want to show the world that Northern Thai food is amazing, because it really is. I just love to see people’s faces light up when they eat my food.”

Chariya Khattiyot Husband

MasterChef UK 2023 winner Chariya Khattiyot is engaged to Adam. During the filming of MasterChef UK in December 2022, Chariya and her British fiancé, Adam, were in the middle of buying a house in Basingstoke.

Chariya MasterChef Partner Adam

MasterChef 2023 champion Chariya lives in Basingstoke, Hampshire with her partner Adam, whom she met in Japan whilst studying there in her early 20s.

Chariya Khattiyot Nationality

Chariya is of Thai nationality.


Chariya’s Instagram handle is @chariya_kitchen.