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Kasae Fraser Biography – Kasae Fraser Wiki
Kasae Fraser is the head chef at Robun, a contemporary Japanese restaurant in Bath, and a contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One. Australian-born Kasae has travelled extensively, cooking in kitchens all over the world.
In Melbourne, Kasae started out as a waitress at Mercer’s which, at the time, was a one-hat restaurant. Drawn to the buzz of the kitchen, she soon made the leap over and hasn’t looked back. She trained classically and has worked in Michelin-starred restaurant Operakallaren Matsalen in Sweden, Gemmayze Street, in New Zealand and now heads up the kitchen at Robun in Bath.
Speaking about how she got into cooking, she told BBC, “In Australia, we always watch the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, and while that might have sparked my interest, it was my first job in the industry that really ignited it and kept that flame going. I started as a waitress in a small fine dining restaurant in the suburbs of Melbourne, Mercer’s. I then moved to trainee front of house manager, trainee sommelier, and then into the kitchen for my apprenticeship. At this point, I didn’t fully understand the industry. I just knew that I wanted to be a part of the creation, camaraderie, and apparent ‘bad boy’ lifestyle that I thought it was.
“It wasn’t until around the second year in my apprenticeship that I realized how much Mercer’s would shape my aspirations and career goals. Between running a restaurant, being head chef, and training us apprentices, my bosses Ute and Stephen Mercer managed to coach me through cooking competitions, qualifying, and all. Stephen had competed in the culinary Olympics in the late 90s, so he was such a rock when it came to my technique and training for cooking competitions.”
Describing her style of cooking and influences she said: “Describing my food is really tricky. I think at 29, in an industry that is always moving so fast, it is hard for me to have my own ‘style’. If I had to answer, I would say playful, generous, ‘diet be damned’ and refined. If all of those things can even exist together, that would be what I would describe as my style.”
Kasae Fraser Age
MasterChef: The Professionals contestant Kasae Fraser was born in 1994 in Australia. She is 29 years old as of 2023.
Kasae Fraser Husband
Is Kasae Fraser married? The Australian-born chef lives in Yate, near Bristol, with her boyfriend Vincent Gatay who is also a chef. Vincent is the head chef at Corkage Bath, a European restaurant. They are the founders of Our Table by Kasae & Vincent.
Kasae Fraser MasterChef: The Professionals
Chef Fraser appeared as a contestant in the 2023 series of MasterChef: The Professionals. She competed alongside chefs Gabrielle, Giovann, and Kyle.
Her reason for taking part in MasterChef: The Professionals was to meet like-minded people, other chefs, and industry professionals.
“Sometimes it is so easy to get laser-focused on what you’re doing that you forget to reach out and talk to your peers and MasterChef: The Professionals is a unique opportunity to do this with such a range of chefs. I want to meet the judges, hear their opinions on everything to do with cooking and restaurants.” She added.
“I also hope to invigorate myself by throwing me back into the world of cooking competitions. It is such a great challenge to be in the spotlight and see how you perform under pressure. It’s one of the greatest stresses and purest moments of professional pleasure I’ve experienced at the same time.”She explained.
“And of course, I’d love to win. No one enters without the objective of winning. Even if you’re not sure it’s possible, it’s in our nature to want to succeed. Winning is the end goal.”
Speaking about her passions besides cooking she said: “Cooking is my main passion and I find it occupies a lot of my time. However outside of that, I love running (currently training for a half and then a full marathon). I love horse riding, although I haven’t had much of a chance to do that since I moved to England – in Australia I had my own horse. And then when I’m not cooking or running, I love gardening. My dream is to have a large vegetable garden that we can eat from and give to our friends.”
Kasae Fraser Nationality
Chef Kasae Fraser is of Australian nationality.
Kasae Fraser Instagram
Kasae Fraser’s Instagram handle is @chef_kasae.