MasterChef Winner 2019
Diana Chan, an accountant by profession, grew up in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and loved cooking from a very young age. She learnt a lot through both her parents, but it was only when she moved to Melbourne that her interest grew as she discovered the farmers’ markets that supplied plenty of fresh and local produce from around Australia. She developed her own cooking style, which combined some of the hallmarks of her parents’ styles – her mother’s fresh, herb-driven approach and her father’s love of seafood.
After 4 years of being at one of the Top 4 accounting firms, she decided to pursue her passion of making a career out of food and went on to compete in MasterChef Australia’s 9th season. Diana became the season’s champion and now has an army of fans who love her style, passion and honesty.
Since winning, Diana has been involved in many public appearances including media appearances and interviews on TV, radio and print here in Australia and internationally. She has worked with some big corporates, government bodies and major developers such as DFAT, Sofitel, Crown Hotels, UEM Sunrise and Beulah International. Diana’s warmth and charm on Masterchef Australia has led to a number of great partnerships and opportunities in Australia, Dubai, India, Singapore and Malaysia.
More recently, Diana has collaborated with brands such as Vogue, Samsung, Lexus, Brosa Designs, Woll Cookware, Tanqueray, Kenwood, Bird’s Eye, Sirena Tuna and Cobram Estate. These have been a mix of social media campaigns and cooking demonstrations.
Diana is also a regular face on Australian TV with three popular food shows under her belt. You can catch her recipes on Asia Unplated Season 2 on SBS Food, Ten Minute Kitchen on Channel 10 and The Healthy Cooks on Channel 9. Diana is associated with various charities including Beyond Blue and OzHarvest.
Diana has her own range of dumplings with Golden Wok currently sold at all major Australian supermarkets.