SINGAPORE – Three judges are set to sizzle up the screen for MasterChef Singapore series to hunt for an amateur chef to take on the coveted cookery title in the Singapore culinary world. They are chefs Bjorn Shen, Damian D’Silva and Audra Morrice.
Chef Bjorn Shen
Judge Bjorn Shen, is the chef and owner of Artichoke, Singapore’s first Modern Middle Eastern restaurant, established in 2010. On screen, he holds leading roles on television shows such as Eat List Star (Mediacorp Channel 5), Savouring the Future (Channel NewsAsia) to guest roles on shows such as MasterChef Asia (Lifetime Asia). Known for his rebellious personality and renegade spirit, Chef Shen celebrates outrageous creations and elevates ‘ordinary’ food into the extraordinary.
“It’s about time MasterChef came to Singapore. We are a nation of very proud home cooks, and I’m sure many of my fellow Singaporeans have been waiting a long time to show off their chops on a TV show of this level. As one of the judges, I’m feeling particularly excited to taste what these guys have got up their sleeves, not literally of course,” said Chef Shen.
Chef Damian D’Silva
Cooking runs in the family for Chef Damian D’Silva. A champion of Singapore heritage food that evokes old Singapore, he started cooking at an early age in both his grandfather and grandmother’s kitchens. Currently, he is the executive chef of Folklore restaurant, with a menu that constitutes a nostalgic homage to the food he grew up with as a child of Eurasian-Peranakan heritage.
“Very honoured to be chosen as one of the judges for MasterChef Singapore. Will do my utmost to invoke the cooking spirit from every contestant, so that they can find their true self.”