Derek Lau was the clear fan favourite in MasterChef Series 11 (2019). Known for his dumplings and fried chicken it was his knack for pushing boundaries that made the impossible possible, such as making doughnuts in record time.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an Investor Relations Analyst, though the opportunity to be on MasterChef is allowing him to explore more opportunities in the food space to showcase his creative potential.
When he’s not working and cooking, he enjoys 4WDing, motorbike cruises and supporting his AFL team - the West Coast Eagles. He is looking forward to achieving his dream to open a restaurant/café in Perth.
We are looking forward to welcoming a new face to this years festival.