In a thrilling culinary showdown, 33-year-old Singaporean of Indian descent, Inderpal Singh, emerged victorious in the season finale of ‘MasterChef Singapore.’ The cooking reality show’s fourth season concluded with an intense three-way battle last Sunday, following weeks of fierce competition.
Singh’s exceptional culinary skills earned him the coveted title, along with a prize package valued at SGD 10,000, approximately equivalent to 11,555 AUD, acknowledging his remarkable talent in the kitchen.
After clinching the ‘MasterChef Singapore’ title, Inderpal Singh, the owner of a home-based F&B business, opened up in an exclusive chat with ETimes TV. Singh expressed his immense joy over the trophy win and the overwhelming love he has received since the announcement.
He stated, “It has been an absolutely humbling and phenomenal experience after the win. People have reached out to me with nothing but love, respect, and happiness towards my journey. I am so happy to have been able to share this experience with like-minded people, fellow contestants on the show as well as the judges. I can’t wait to feed the whole of Singapore some amazing Punjabi food.
“Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel at this moment,” Singh further added.
In a heartfelt revelation, Singh shared, “I have dreamt of this moment so many times, and have given myself a reality check that many times, too…. But having the trophy in my hands shows that dreams do come true and gives me the validation that I can become a culinary personality.”
During the finale, the remaining contenders faced a seemingly straightforward challenge: crafting a visually stunning three-course menu for the judges, each course capable of earning a maximum of 30 points.
While the initial two courses allowed participants to showcase their signature dishes, the dessert round held an unexpected twist. Janice Wong, the esteemed Singaporean pastry chef dubbed the “Queen of Desserts,” made an unanticipated appearance in the MasterChef kitchen. Contestants were challenged to replicate her intricate creation, the Supertree Grove, in a surprise pressure test.
This visually arresting masterpiece, inspired by Singapore’s gardens, featured 10 layers of chocolate, mousse, and a lava core, requiring precise timing and expertise, including dipping in liquid nitrogen.
Singh, the proprietor of a home-based Food and Beverage (F&B) business, secured victory with an impressive score of 76.6 out of 90. He outshone the runner-up, Tina, by 3.6 points and left second runner-up Mandy trailing by 8.1 points as the demanding three-round competition concluded.
Judges commended Singh for his exceptional flavour combinations, delivering delightful surprises in taste and texture with every bite. His dedication and attention to detail were evident in each dish, showcasing his culinary passion.
MasterChef Singapore’s fourth season not only celebrated the nation’s diverse multicultural heritage but also underscored its deep culinary love. The show prominently highlighted the significance of local products and sustainability throughout its 10-episode run, emphasising the imperative to curb food wastage.