New Delhi: The long-running Indian cooking competition MasterChef has finally come to an end. After eight weeks of delicious challenges, Mohammed Aashiq emerged as the winner of the show. The talented home chefs are mentored by Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar, and Pooja Dhingra in thrilling competitions.
Mohammed Ashiq, a 24-year-old contestant, wins MasterChef India’s eighth season. He takes home a coat, the trophy, and a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh. Rukhsaar Sayeed and Nambie Jessica, two home chefs, and Suraj Thapa competed in an exciting finale. Nambie and Rukhsaar won second and first runner-up, respectively.
On social media, judge Ranveer Brar sent his congratulations to Mohammed Ashiq. He wrote, “From an inspirational start to a challenging journey, you never stopped daring for more. Congratulations on becoming the MasterChef Mohd. Ashiq!”
— Ranveer Brar (@ranveerbrar) December 8, 2023
Aashiq sent a press statement and discussed his feelings. “I am immensely grateful for the whirlwind journey I’ve had on MasterChef India. From facing elimination to holding the trophy, every moment was a profound lesson. This experience has completely reshaped my life, and winning this esteemed title feels surreal.”
He added, “Coming back with stronger determination after narrowly missing out last season was tough, but I devoted myself entirely to the culinary craft. This victory isn’t just mine; it’s for every dreamer who defies the odds to chase their aspirations. I owe immense gratitude to the judges- Chef Vikas, Ranveer, and Pooja, fellow contestants, the audience, and all the renowned chefs who pushed me to perform better with each passing day in the kitchen. I’ve grown significantly and noticed a remarkable shift in my cooking skills, all thanks to an incredible boot camp experience.”
Who is Mohammed Aashiq?
Mohammed is originally from Mangalore, Karnataka. At the time when Aashiq entered the MasterChef India competition, he was the owner of a juice shop in his village called Kulukki Hub. By combining his passion for cooking with his talent for creating one-of-a-kind meals, Mohammed has been able to support his family financially.