Robbie Cooper MasterChef Australia Wiki, Age, Wife, Partner, Married, Parents, Family, Heritage, Nationality
Robbie Cooper Biography – Robbie Cooper Wiki
Robbie Cooper is a contestant on MasterChef Australia 2023 and a Youth Support Worker from the Northern Territory. For proud Iwaidja man Robbie, entering the MasterChef kitchen is not simply an opportunity to share his food, but also his rich culture and history.
Growing up in Darwin, Robbie was one of six boys who loved footy, fishing and boxing. Recognised as an accomplished AFL and rugby league player, Robbie’s 50-odd year working life has spanned the construction and trucking industries, before a 20-year stint working in the juvenile justice and adult corrections system as a guard and program coordinator. With a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion among other qualifications, Robbie is now a youth support worker in a supported bail program.
Like many Aboriginal families in the Northern Territory, Robbie’s ancestry incorporates Asian heritage, including Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino, along with Torres Strait Islander.
Labelling his cooking style ‘Aboriginal Asian fusion’, Robbie is equally at-home cooking on country as he is creating modern Australian cuisine at home in Darwin. With a deep understanding of flavour combinations, Robbie is famed for his curries and chilli mud crab, with skills gleaned from both mum and dad in the kitchen, along with the Aunties of his community. Having a big family means catering for crowds doesn’t daunt him. Dad and stepdad to 10 children, Robbie is also a grandfather and step grandfather to 14 grandchildren.
It is on Robbie’s traditional land, Wiligi Outstation in West Arnhem Land, nestled on the Cobourg Peninsula overlooking the Arafua Sea, that he sees his future in food. Passionate about fresh produce, when on country Robbie fishes and hunts, collects oysters, spears stingrays and catches crabs. Cultivating a huge vegetable patch and tropical fruit trees, the dream is to become self-sufficient and, following MasterChef, Robbie intends to host food experiences on country, inviting people to camp, catch, cook, connect and learn about the oldest living culture on earth.
As the eldest contestant in the competition, Robbie will relish the opportunity to be an Uncle to the group and share his wisdom, according to her MasterChef Australia Season 15 biography on 10play.
Robbie Cooper Age
Robbie Cooper is 65 years old as of 2023. He grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Robbie Cooper Family
Robbie Cooper is a dad and stepdad to 10 children. He is also a grandfather and step grandfather to 14 grandchildren.
Robbie Cooper MasterChef Australia
Robbie Cooper is one of the 18 contestants competing on the 15th season of MasterChef Australia: Secrets & Surprises in 2023. He revealed the news on Instagram, writing, “So excited to be representing my people and the NT in @masterchefau season 15! Tune in to channel 10 on May 1st to see yours truly cooking up a storm!”
The MasterChef Australia 2023 contestants are Adi Nevgi, Alice Han, Amy Tanner, Andrea Puglisi, Antonio Cruz Vaamonde, Brent Draper, Cath Collins, Declan Cleary, Grace Jupp, Jessica Perri, Larissa Sewell, Malissa Fedele, Phil Conway, Ralph Kahango, Rhiannon Anderson, Robbie, Rue Mupedzi and Theo Loizou.
Robbie Cooper Heritage
An Aboriginal Australian, Robbie Cooper’s ancestry incorporates Asian heritage, including Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino, along with Torres Strait Islander.
Robbie Cooper Instagram
Robbie Cooper’s Instagram handle is @unclerobbiecooks.