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Rosie Patenall Biography – Rosie Patenall Wiki
Rosie Patenall is the Head chef and owner of The Fig in Rye, East Sussex. She is a contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
After finishing university, Rosie worked as a chalet chef in the French Alps, then returned to her home county of Kent. Rosie worked in local restaurants to gain experience before opening up her own place.
While she doesn’t have formal training, Rosie has learnt on the job. She spent three years out in Meribel, then worked her way up in local restaurants before opening up her own café, The Fig, in 2015. She also recently did a stage at one of her local Michelin-starred restaurants, The Fordwich Arms.
Speaking about how he got into cooking, Rosie told the BBC: “My dad is a farmer so growing up we were around animals and produce all the time. I did a great little cooking course when I was 18, but it was really just for fun before going off to study Fine Art at Leeds University. It was only when I went to do ski seasons that I really fell in love with cooking and it spiralled from there.”
Describing her style of cooking and any influences on it, she said: “I used to save all my money from working during ski season and then go off travelling. Having visited places in Southeast Asia, Russia, South America, India and Nepal, my experiences there all massively inspired my cooking. Flavour and taste are always the most important to me, as well as not being bound by a certain cuisine. My style is delicious, hearty, feel-good food inspired by my travels”
Rosie Patenall Age
Head chef Rosie Patenall was born in April 1989. She was age 34 at the time of filming of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023.
Rosie Patenall Son
Chef Rosie Patenall lives in Romney Marsh with her 3-year-old son.
Rosie Patenall MasterChef: The Professionals
Rosie Patenall, 34, is one of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestants cooking in the second heat on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The heat two contestants, who’ll be cooking up a storm in the hopes of securing a spot in the next round, include Cristina Maia, Tommy Thorn, Charlie Walters and Rosie.
Rosie wanted to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals to get out of her comfort zone. She said: “I have no idea why I applied, honestly! I’m now seriously questioning it! I know I’ll be up against some serious chefs who have been formally trained and with a tonne more experience. I just hope that my food can hold its own when it comes to flavour. Doing a competition like this really pushes me way beyond my comfort zone.”
Speaking about her passions outside of cooking, Rosie said: “I am one of seven, so spending time with family and friends is important. I love nothing more than a big Sunday lunch surrounded by special people, that’s what makes me happy. Travelling is up there with cooking when it comes to my loves. Visiting new places and being amongst new cultures is so important and has helped shape me as a person.”
Rosie Patenall Instagram
Rosie Patenall’s Instagram handle is @thefigrye.