Forest Gate foodie sets his sights on MasterChef glory

Michael Sanders (third left) with his fellow competitors and MasterChef:The Professionals finalist 2

Michael Sanders (third left) with his fellow competitors and MasterChef:The Professionals finalist 2013 Adam Handling (centre) - Credit: Archant

A foodie from Forest Gate will compete in the knockout stages of MasterChef this evening.

Michael Sanders hard at work

Michael Sanders hard at work - Credit: Archant

Michael Sanders will be pitted against four other amateur chefs in tonight’s episode for a chance of going forward to Friday’s challenge - and win a place in this year’s semi-finals.

But speaking to the Recorder, Michael admitted that cooking hasn’t always been his forte.

“I’ve always liked eating but it was only when I moved to London about eight years ago and I was living on my own that I learnt to cook, because I had to,” he explained. “I always had an interest in food but I never really cooked anything until I moved out of my parents’ house.

“In London you are exposed to all types of cuisine from all over the world which is great. I quite enjoy the craft of it as you can genuinely see yourself getting better when you practice.”


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Find out how Michael gets on by watching MasterChef on BBC1 at 8pm tonight.

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