Miss Nasty a Total Professional

Wellington-raised chef Monica Galleti, 36, who is a judge on BBC2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals, will also appear alongside British chefs Marcus Wareing and Fred Sireix at the London Rumble in the Jungle event on 20 September, billed as “a white-collar boxing match”, though with saucepans. The Samoan-born Galetti has a fearsome reputation as “Miss Nasty”. UK food critic Jay Rayner noted how “her intense stare, her inability to hide even for a second her disapproval on her intensively mobile face” has turned Galetti into a cult figure on the show on which chefs compete for the title. Galetti is also sous chef at the two-Michelin-star restaurant, La Gavroche, in London, where she has worked for the past decade. Her new cookbook, Monica’s Kitchen is out now.


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Vogue 25 List Includes Chef Margot Henderson

Vogue 25 List Includes Chef Margot Henderson

London-based New Zealander Margot Henderson is one of today’s “most lauded chefs”. She joins Vivian Westwood, the Duchess of Cambridge, Nicola Sturgeon, FKA Twigs, and others, on the annual Vogue 25,…