ABOUT STEVE

"FOOD and MUSIC IS IN MY BLOOD"

I’ve been cooking for myself since I was about 15; my mum was working full time when I was at school so I would cook for myself when I got home. I think I really discovered how much I enjoyed food and cooking in my early 20’s; I loved cooking for friends and family and got more and more adventurous in the kitchen the older I got. A while back I discovered I had two half-brothers and two half-sisters; I finally met them a couple of years ago and all of them are massively into food and music! So I would say there’s definitely food and music in my blood!

MY HISTORY

I now enjoy quite technical cookery. There is definitely a similarity between what I do for a living and my cooking. As a sound engineer I am always dealing with both the scientific and creative sides of music and music production. I think this is also reflected in the food I like to cook, I love thinking up new dishes or thinking of ways to play with flavour combinations and textures of classics. I enjoy the science and precision involved in the more modernist style of cooking, but still love the simplicity of good ingredients and classic cookery.

Being on MasterChef has definitely made me want to look at food and the food industry very seriously. I think ultimately joining my two passions would be amazing; being involved in a restaurant where the music and food as are as important as each other would be great!

MY INSPIRATION

MasterChef 2017 Finalist

MasterChef 2017 Finalist

My sisters and most of my mates have been nagging me to apply to MasterChef for years! I was always a bit hesitant because it’s what I do to relax and I didn’t really want that to change. Last year my sister Lizzie practically forced me to fill the application out. I can’t be more grateful; this has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life, and hopefully will get even better. It has changed my outlook on what I want to do in the future!
My Family

My Family

As much I like cooking fancy or complicated food, if cooking for my wife or family it would have to be a roast dinner. I love comfort food; it’s something we all grew up with. My wife’s family are from Pakistan and they used to have an “English“ night when they were growing up where they would have a roast chicken or lamb and roast potatoes - all be it a little spicier than we would in my house!
My Music Production/DJ Career

My Music Production/DJ Career

Being on MasterChef has definitely made me want to look at food and the food industry very seriously. I think ultimately joining my two passions would be amazing; being involved in a restaurant where the music and food are as important as each other would be great!