Monica Galetti is a celebrity chef best known for her work as presenter of Masterchef: The Professionals. Her incisive judging style, which has earned her legions of fans during her 10 year stint as a Masterchef judge, is carried over to the categories she judges in the Great British Food Awards, meaning that any win is thoroughly deserved and worth shouting about.
Born in Samoa, she grew up in New Zealand and moved to the UK where she worked as senior sous-chef at the prestigious Le Gavroche restaurant under Michel Roux Jr (also a Great British Food awards judge). She recently set up her own restaurant, Mere, with husband David, a sommelier.
Monica has written two cookbooks, Monica’s Kitchen and The Skills, and currently co-presents another TV show, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby.