Monica is a Chef at Le Gavroche in London and Author of Monica’s Kitchen and she is best known for co-presenting and judging BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals along with Gregg Wallace and Marcus Wareing. She most recently appeared on our screens in autumn for the fifth series of the hugely popular competition for professional chefs.
She has worked with Michel Roux JR for almost 10 years. She trained in New Zealand and whilst travelling around Europe, sent her CV to Le Gavroche. Michel employed her in 2000 and since then she has worked her way up through the kitchen, becoming the first woman to ever cook on Meat and Fish, before setting up Le Gavroche des Tropiques in Mauritius.
Monica now juggles her time between Le Gavroche, her role in MasterChef: The Professionals and being a mother to Anais Emily, who was born in 2006.