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Renowned Michelin star chef Yomoda to train Kishwar

  • Published at 09:17 pm July 16th, 2021
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Kishwar works under the guidance of Jock Zanfrillo in Chef Martin Benn’s renowned restaurant Sepia| Collected

Kishwar is also participating in philanthropic efforts for the Australian Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The three-month-long cooking competition MasterChef Australia reached the finish line on July 13. The 38-year old Bangladeshi from Melbourne, Kishwar Chowdhury was declared the second runner-up of 2021. 

She is now training under the renowned Michelin star Chef Masahiko Yomoda who appeared on the show during the bento box challenge.  

After sailing through weeks of culinary challenges, nerve-wrecking tasks and enormous pressure of honouring her Bangladeshi heritage, Kishwar reached the very top of the MasterChef competition and won everyone's hearts both at home and abroad.  

She is now free to pursue her dreams of writing a cook book and publishing her wonderful recipes. Kishwar is also participating in philanthropic efforts for the Australian Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.  


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Kishwar talked to PopSugar about her future career path. "Chef Yomo is absolutely fantastic. He’s a Michelin star chef who has his restaurant Ishizuka, and he creates this incredible fine dining: French/Japanese Kaiseki degustation menus. Training under him has meant I’ve learned so much even after leaving the show."

“And something exciting that I’m doing is on the 29th of July, I’ll be releasing my own menus from Adam D’Sylva’s Tonka. I’ll be in Tonka from the 29th onwards, and I’ll be releasing my family’s menu and a few dishes that I’ve done on the show, but then a few of my original concept dishes as well," she added.  

Kishwar competed against Pete Campbell and Justin Narayan on July 12-13 in a two part grand finale.