Eddie Scott Biography – Eddie Scott Wiki
Eddie Scott is the MasterChef 2022 Champion, it was announced on Thursday 5th May 2022. He became the 18th amateur cook to claim the prestigious title. The ex-Merchant Navy officer took on fierce competition from 44 other amateur cooks, through seven weeks of culinary challenges and an exhilarating final cook-off.
Eddie grew up in a small village in Leicestershire before moving to Yorkshire. He spent eight years in the Merchant Navy before landing his dream job as a marine pilot, piloting boats and ships along the Humber.
Asked about his Food Inspiration, the MasterChef 2022 contestant told the BBC: “Travels to France during childhood holidays have inspired my love for the classic regional dishes of France. My Indian heritage also plays a huge part in my cooking style. I love to cook the Punjabi dishes I grew up eating with my family. But my real passion is the great Mughlai cuisine: the historic royal dishes of Old Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad. I also love to combine classic techniques with Indian flavours, creating my own fusion.”
Asked why he applied to be on MasterChef 2022, Eddie said: “I sat watching the show for years telling myself to apply; the chance to push myself in what I truly enjoy doing! I want to cook beyond my friends and family and go up in front of John and Gregg to see what I can really do. I feel that now I’m ready to give it everything. I know it’s going to be a tough competition but I’m ready to give it my best shot and see where it takes me, but above all, have fun cooking my food!”
Eddie told The Yorkshire Post about his cooking background: “I live in Beverley, a market town close to Hull, surrounded by the coast, the Humber, the Yorkshire wolds – and by so many top producers of quality ingredients.
“I grew up in a small village in Leicestershire, Newton Harcourt. I spent eight years as a navigation officer in the Merchant Navy, navigating ships the world over. At the age of 26, I applied for my dream job as a Marine pilot and have piloted ships on the Humber for the last five years.
“I grew up in a family who were all very knowledgeable about food, which rubbed off on me. My mother is a great baker, and always shared her love of wonderful cakes with me. My dad would cook less often, but when he did it would be a grand affair involving trips to specialist supermarkets.
“He made exciting dishes like Mexican chimichangas, skate wing with beurre noisette and brilliant authentic Indian curries. My grandparents on my mother’s side from Punjab were both excellent cooks. I used to watch my grandmother cook piles of amazing paranthas and my grandfather was an expert at keema. They taught me a lot.
“Every summer holidays we’d go to France and I was astounded by how the French would present ingredients – fish in markets displayed like a work of art, and all of the fantastic varied cheeses. We’d often eat in workers’ cafes for lunch, where only the locals would go, and eat the freshest, simplest dishes, cooked so perfectly.
“The way food was engrained in French culture was a total revelation. I wanted to recreate the food I’d tasted and that’s how I really got into cooking. I was making classic French dishes like tarte tatin, ile flottante, crème brulée and gratin dauphinois by the age of 12.”
Eddie Scott Age
Eddie Scott was age 30 at the time of filming MasterChef UK 2022.
Eddie Scott Wife
Is Eddie Scott married? The MasterChef 2022 Champion is not married.
Eddie Scott MasterChef 2022
Eddie Scott is a MasterChef UK 2022 contestant. The home cook announced his appearance on the BBC competition on Instagram, writing, “I’m Eddie and I love to cook. I have always watched @masterchefuk. Every year I think to myself wouldn’t it be incredible to have a go and cook for @greggawallace and @johntorodecooks. And now I will, on the new series of @masterchefuk!”
Eddie told The Yorkshire Post about Masterchef: “I sat watching MasterChef for years telling myself to apply – for the chance to push myself, doing what I truly love! I wanted to cook beyond my friends and family and go up in front of John and Gregg to see what I could really do.
“I think every amateur cook secretly dreams of having the chance to go onto a show like MasterChef.
“Starting off in the competition, I was very relaxed about the whole experience, I just wanted to enjoy this amazing time and have fun cooking my food for John and Gregg. But the longer you stay, and the closer you get to the final week, the more you want to win.
“The stakes get so much higher. Every cook dreams of standing in front John and Gregg whilst they critique your food. It’s so nerve-wracking, because you really start to question if you absolutely did your best.
“But then comes huge rush of adrenaline when Gregg declares his love for you or John says ‘boom’. I feel like all the hard work has paid off getting through to the finals and a huge amount of relief and disbelief that this is actually happening. It’s the most exciting time ever.”
Eddie Scott Instagram
Eddie Scott’s Instagram handle is @eddie.r.scott.