Laura Sharrad is the runner up of the MasterChef Australia’s 12th season. She was a fan favorite who endeared fans with her cooking as well as her willpower on the show.
She narrowly lost to Emelia Jackson in the finale on 20 July 2020. The chef is a star and has gathered a lot of fans’ well-wishes following her loss in the finale. This is the second time she came in second as she was runner up in series 6 (2014).
Laura Sharrad’s Age In 2020
Chef Laura Sharrad was born as Laura Cassai in February 1996 in Melbourne, Australia. She is an Australian national and is a Caucasian. She is 24 years old as of July 2020.
Who Is Laura Sharrad’s Husband?
Sharrad is married to Max Sharrad as of July 2020. They got married in October 2018. Before this, they got engaged in March 2017. The chef and Max have been together for a total of 5 years as of July 2020.
He was a guest on Masterchef in 2019. He is also a chef and won the Young Chef of the Year award in 2018. He is around 28 years old in 2020.
According to NowToLove, he became a celebrity after his appearance on the show was especially popular with female viewers who were disappointed to know that he was already married.
The two met while working at the acclaimed restaurant Orana and their relationship blossomed into a romance over time.
Laura Is Famous On Instagram
As a celebrity chef, she has more than 85.7k followers on Instagram as of July 2020. She shares a lot of her experiences on the platform and even kept her fans in the loop about behind the scenes occurrences at Masterchef via Instagram.
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I walk out of this kitchen tonight with my head held high, a better cook, a stronger woman & oh so proud of what I’ve achieved. My future is exciting, it’s bright & I cannot wait to see what else it has to offer. To my Mils, you are a true queen, a deserving winner & I am so so proud of you. To jock, Andy and the beautiful Melissa; you three have made this experience one of the best in my life & am forever grateful for the roles you have played in my career. Today, I am a proud to be a woman. A strong, confident woman. It’s been a truly humbling experience, second chances don’t come often, and for me, I know I’ve made the most of this one. So much love to every single one of you supporting me. With love, Loz 💕 @emelia_jackson @andyallencooks @zonfrillo @fooderati #masterchefau #girlpower #notpasta
She also shares dishes and sometimes recipes for her fans to recreate themselves.
This Is Not The First Time Laura Was Runner Up On Masterchef
Laura Sharrad who was Laura Cassai at the time was a contestant on the 6th series Masterchef Australia. She was just 18 years old at the and a health science student.
She progressed to the finals week and faced Brent Owens in the finale. They battled for 3 rounds cooking out of a mystery box for the first round.
They cooked an entree in 60 minutes and presented it to the judges, Laura received praise for the way she made grilled scampi with anchovy butter, pickled cabbage, roe, and pear barley, however, the judges said that her cabbage lacked grandeur.
She gained 25 points while Brent was scored 27 for the 1st round. Similarly, in the second round, they had to cook dishes that they would be served to their friends and family.
Laura cooked up a butter-poached lobster and cooked scallops with chestnuts and mushrooms dish that impressed the judges more than Brent’s modern twist added Lancashire hotpot did.
Brent was scored 21 overall and Laura won the sconed round with 24 points. Now Laura had the upper hand with 49 points and Brent had 48 points.
The final round was the hardest as they had to recreate in just 3 hours and assemble it in 20 minutes. Brent was able to recreate it almost exactly which shocked the judges but Laura did not have the chocolate tempered elements and her presentation was lacking.
The total points Laura earned was 80 and Brent narrowly eat her out with 83 points.
In the 2020 final of the series, she suffered an injury as she accidentally grabbed a hot handle but still fought through and made a dish that was loved by fans who thought she was a bit smug towards other fans. She came in second.