MasterChef? Twitter goes into meltdown after King & Wood Mallesons’ head chef cooks strawberry risotto

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By Thomas Connelly on

Law firm’s culinary expert crashes out of TV cooking competition


The head chef at City outfit King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) sent Twitter into meltdown yesterday after rustling up strawberry flavoured risotto during her appearance on BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals.

Nina Mash — who has been the top chef at KWM for just over two years — raised a few eyebrows after opting to serve her salmon dish with… strawberry risotto.

Despite concerns from the cooking show’s esteemed judges — including renowned celebrity chef Marcus Wareing — Mash pushed on with her unusual dish, claiming the flavours reminded her of her native South Africa.


Unfortunately for Mash, her dish (pictured above) went down, well, like a big plate of strawberry risotto. Slammed by the judges, viewers also took issue with the head chef’s culinary combination.

Needless to say Mash — who was appearing in one of the competition’s initial heats — didn’t make it through to the next round. A spokesperson for KWM, who was presumably full of strawberry risotto, declined to comment.

You can watch the full episode here.