Matthew Pearce Wiki, Age, MasterChef, Wife, Family

Matthew Pearce Biography – Matthew Pearce Wiki

Matthew Pearce is a butcher, home cook, BBQ enthusiast and contestant on MasterChef 2024. He is currently a butcher at Andy Meatman, a butcher shop based in Blackpool.

Matt started cooking at the age of 15. He told the BBC about his earliest cooking memory: “I used to love making the family a Sunday lunch or a homemade burger. I never thought my cooking was anything special, but everyone always asked me to make tea. I don’t know if that was because they enjoyed my cooking or simply could not be bothered to make it themselves! Either way it gave me great confidence to get in the kitchen and make people happy.”

His cooking style is a mix of different influences. He said about his style of cooking: “I grew up eating mostly home-cooked meals, so I’m comfortable with making a variety of dishes from scratch. I also love trying new things, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try out. In general, I would say my cooking style is pretty and flavourful. I like to cook modern food but sometimes you can’t beat the classics.”

Matthew Pearce Age

Matthew Pearce was born in 1991 and grew up in Blackpool. He is 33 years old as of 2024.

Matthew Pearce Wife

MasterChef contestant Matthew Pearce is married to his wife Leanne Pearce.

Matthew Pearce Family

Home cook Matthew Pearce lives in Blackpool with his wife Leanne Pearce and their three children, Harry, George and Daisey-Mae Pearce. Daisy-Mae was born in July 2023.

Matthew Pearce MasterChef

Butcher Matthew Pearce, 32, is a contestant on the 20th series of MasterChef on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. He is one of the amateur cooks cooking for John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the first heat of MasterChef 2024, alongside Brin Pirathapan, Cirilo, Fateha Khanom, Hope Batchelor and Muir.

Matt entered MasterChef because “I love to cook – it’s my favourite hobby. MasterChef is the Champions’ League of cooking competitions and is great to watch. I’m also keen to see how I fare against other amateur cooks.”

He told the BBC about his earliest MasterChef memories and the competition’s impact: “I started watching MasterChef around 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since. It has given me so much inspiration for cooking and presentation. The food you see on the show I wasn’t what I was used to seeing in restaurants around Blackpool, so when I first watched the programme it was a huge culture shock.

“I believe MasterChef has really influenced people’s thoughts on cooking. I also think it has encouraged people to branch out and try top end, high quality food and go to restaurants they might not have before.”

His cooking dream is to open a butcher’s shop-themed restaurant, where diners can choose how their meat is served.


Matthew Pearce’s Instagram handle is pearce_cooks.