Steve Groves - Masterchef 'The Professionals' Winner 2009

Steve, grew up in Brightlingsea, Essex and attended a catering course at Colchester institute, winning student of the year, his passion for food soon took a grip and in 2009 Steve won Masterchef: The Professionals after impressing judges double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr and food expert Gregg Wallace with his cooking skills and creativity.

Steve worked as head chef at Branksome Beach Restaurant in Poole, taking the restaurant to the finals of Dorset restaurant of the year, before he moved to London and took up work at Launceston place.

Steve currently works as sous chef for Michel Roux Jnr at the award winning Roux at Parliament Square restaurant.