Did Leeds's Masterchef: The Professionals finalist do enough to take the title?

A Leeds chef who reached the finals of a TV cookery contest said he would look back on the experience fondly.

Thursday, 22nd December 2016, 8:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:01 pm
Matt Healy from Horsforth, Leeds, reached the finals of MasterChef: The Professionals.

Matt Healy, 33, from Horsforth, was one of the three finalists in BBC Two’s Masterchef: The Professionals but was pipped at the post by tonight by Glaswegian chef Gary Maclean.

Matt said: “So many experiences, so many people I’ve met. The whole thing has just been once in a lifetime so I’ll look back on it with really fond memories and lots of excitement. I really will.”

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Challenges completed by the chef, who now lives in Sowerby Bridge, included taking over the running of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Norway alongside the other finalists and cooking for 28 heavyweights of the industry.

Matt studied at the Thomas Danby Catering College in Leeds and works as a development chef for catering firm Rational.