Our very own Larissa Takchi, born and raised in Sydney began working at the family café - Wildpear from a young age.

Surrounded by a big Lebanese family, a passion for food was bound to cross her path, especially with her first food memories beginning on her grandparent’s peach farm.

The Masterchef journey was a life changing experience for Larissa.

Her accolades come well deserved and are a testament to the determined character she is.

However, the support she received over this journey has exceeded ours and her expectations – we can’t thank you enough.

To my family, finance, friends, the Hills area and to the Lebanese community, I have no words that come close to how much I truly appreciate all of your support,” said Larissa.

She scored the title as the youngest to ever win the 11-year long MasterChef Australia series, and we can’t wipe the smiles off our faces. But we are prouder of the fact that Larissa has found a path that she is truly passionate about.

We look forward to sharing exciting things ahead with you!