After being crowned the winner of MasterChef 2012 Shelina Permalloo has been catapulted into the culinary world. She wowed the audience and the judges with her creative Mauritian dishes, and is now embarking on her career combining her talent and passion as an up and coming chef.
Born in Southampton to her Mauritian parents, Shelina learned her skills and knowledge of Mauritian cooking from spending time in the kitchen with her mother and aunt. She also used her cooking as a way of making herself feel closer to her culture and heritage, having never lived in Mauritius herself.
In the summer of 2012 Shelina signed a two book deal with leading food publishers Ebury Press. Her First cook book ‘ Sunshine on a Plate’ was published in June 2013.
Shelina has created recipes for Billington’s unrefined sugar and Cuisinart. She is now working on a number of new possible TV series and featured on the hit Channel 4 daytime series What’s Cooking? As well as being a regular guest on This Morning.