MasterChef Live 2010 with Celebrity Winner, Lisa Faulkner

At London’s Olympia from 12th to 14th November

Following the hugely successful debut last year, MasterChef Live returns to London’s Olympia from 12th to 14th November with this year’s Celebrity MasterChef Winner, Lisa Faulkner making her first MasterChef Live appearance.

Judge Gregg Wallace said: “If you’ve been enjoying watching Celebrity MasterChef, you’ll love to see Lisa cook in front of a live audience – she’s a fantastic cook and she is a must see for any MasterChef fan. Cooking live doesn’t get tougher than this!”

The show is a must-visit for all foodies and fans of MasterChef. The focus for MasterChef Live will be on entertainment, great food and experiences including the unique opportunity to have-a-go in interactive workshops and the iconic Invention Test. Visitors will be able to watch theatre sessions hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace and pick up tips from demonstrations by past winners or dine at the MasterChef Pop Up Restaurant to savour some of the infamous MasterChef dishes.

On top of the amazing line up of MasterChef content there is a vast choice of delicious food and drink to taste and try and wealth of expertise on offer. TV’s Rick Stein and James Martin will be cooking live at the show in the Chefs’ Theatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s. Rick will be focusing on some of his favourite cuisine from Malaysia and James will be giving top tips on creating great dishes for winter entertaining.

Once again MasterChef Live will be home to London’s finest indoor farmers’ market – showcasing over 120 producers from all over the UK. Slow Food, Great Taste and foodies favourite will all have a collection of the very best producers of artisan food and drink.

New this year, MasterChef Live runs alongside The Wine Show where you can learn how to pick out the perfect wines in tasting sessions at the Drinks Tasting Theatre sponsored by Liebherr with celebrity experts including Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin.

John Torode said: “This is the most exciting food event in London, not just for MasterChef fans – although they’ll love it – but for anyone who loves food and cooking. You can meet producers, go shopping for the food, watch demonstrations and then go home and try out new recipes yourself.”

Key features at MasterChef Live include:

  • The Invention Test sponsored by Plenty - where aspiring MasterChefs can have a go in a live version of the test, preparing a dish from a list of given ingredients to see if they’ve got what it takes to be a MasterChef. Previous MasterChef finalists and winners will help guide visitors along the way and recommend the most impressive dishes that John and Gregg should taste and judge.
  • MasterChef Cook-offs see champions from previous series compete head-to-head in the Chefs’ Theatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s. James Nathan, Dhruv Baker and Mat Follas will all be there across the three days competing against each other.
  • MasterChef Appearances and Demos in the Chefs’ Theatre are your chance to see the legendary Michel Roux Jr prepare his classic dish from Le Gavroche – Omelette Rothschild, while John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be teaching you how to make the perfect three-course lunch – crab omelette, the perfect steak with béarnaise sauce with a sticky toffee pudding to complete the menu.
  • The Restaurant Experience sponsored by Hardys will house the MasterChef Pop-Up Restaurant alongside some of London’s top eateries (including, Roast, Blue Elephant and Theo Randall at the Intercontinental.) The MasterChef Pop-Up is a new addition to the immensely popular Restaurant Experience and will be serving a dish from each of the four 2010 series winners.
  • The Great Taste Awards have their fabulous Tasting Theatre where Nigel Bardon and Bob Farrand from the Guild of Fine Food present a range of products, teaching you how to taste the standard required to obtain a gold standard accolade. Gold star producers will be alongside them so you can purchase your favourite gold star produce.
  • Slow Food UK returns to the show for 2010 - the inspirational organisation that believes food is a common language and that good, clean, environmentally respectful and fair food is a universal right.
  • Fair is where you will find the best of local and regional food and drink producers.

To buy tickets for MasterChef Live which also includes entry to The Wine Show, call 0844 581 1361 or visit

Tickets prices cost from £20.50 with special packages including tickets with Theatre seats costing from £26.50; from £52.00 for the Perfect Dining and Shopping Experience; £68.50 for the Invention Test package; and £90 for the Ultimate VIP Package.


October 26, 2010

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To celebrate MasterChef Live’s return to Olympia for its second year, we have ten pairs of tickets to give away – and this year it includes entry to The Wine Show too!

Question: Which celebrity was crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion 2010?

Please email your answer to

Entries for competition to close by October 31st.

To buy tickets for MasterChef Live which also includes entry to The Wine Show, call 0844 581 1361 or visit