The Gastronomic Gala: MasterChef Australia Judges’ Exclusive Workshop | Bengaluru

About the session (Eggless):

  • George Calombaris – Baklava Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Gary Mehigan – Australian Lamingtons
  • Matt Preston – Roasted White Chocolate Tart


Gary was born and grew up in the UK. Gary marks the two Michelin-starred restaurants that were the most formative in his early career. He moved to Australia in 1991, working at top restaurants before venturing into business at 31. MasterChef was, by all accounts, a game-changer for all involved. Eleven years and 12 series later, Gary, Matt & George became part of our daily viewing. MasterChef Australia series 2 was the highest rating show on Australian television, and the show has inspired a new generation of young cooks to embrace food and cooking. Gary says he feels blessed in his career; it has allowed him to travel, indulge his passions, and meet extraordinary people. By admission, he has felt the pain and pressures of failure but enjoyed great success and couldn’t wish for more. He values honesty, enthusiasm, passion and compassion, and above all else, he loves to teach.


Matt Preston is a renowned figure in the culinary world, celebrated for his distinctive style and invaluable contribution to the realm of food and entertainment. With a career spanning several decades, Matt has made a lasting impression as a culinary critic, journalist, and television personality.

Matt is best known for his role as one of the beloved judges on the television show ‘MasterChef Australia.’ His role in the show, spanning over a decade, not only showcased his culinary knowledge but also endeared him to viewers for his affable and approachable persona. He played a pivotal role in nurturing aspiring chefs and brought a sense of mentorship to the show. Matt Preston is not just a culinary critic and TV personality, but a true culinary icon.


George Calombaris is an internationally-renowned chef, celebrated for his exceptional culinary skills, innovative concepts, and influential presence within the food industry. He has earned recognition and acclaim for his contributions as a chef, restaurateur, and television personality.

He is not just a culinary maestro but a culinary entrepreneur and influencer who has left an indelible mark on the culinary world. His dedication to culinary excellence, innovation, and mentorship has solidified his status as a respected figure in the global culinary community. Whether through his cuisine, television presence, or advocacy for his industry, George continues to shape the future of food and dining.


Interactive Demonstration (about 4 hours)
Eggless class
Printed recipe cards will be shared
Certification of completion will be provided