In addition to bragging rights as the new MasterChef Singapore, Chew won more than S$100,000 worth of prizes. This includes S$17,000 in cash, a book publishing deal with Marshall Cavendish and an internship opportunity with celebrity chef Gaggan Anand’s team.
Chew said in a statement: “I am so proud to be Singapore’s next MasterChef! My confidence in my abilities has grown so much, and I have picked up so many skills throughout my MasterChef journey. Clinching the trophy will motivate me to chase after all my other food dreams – like opening a bakery with my mum, which I feel is now within reach.
“Food is not just about what you see on your plate or taste in your mouth. It’s the chef’s effort, attention to detail, communication skills and teamwork with fellow staff and food suppliers. As Singapore’s new MasterChef, I hope I will be able to emulate the qualities that these chefs embody, and make mouth-watering food for the people.”
Said Angeline Poh, Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp: “Our heartiest congratulations to Johnathan on your MasterChef Singapore win! Your craft was on dazzling display tonight, and you are an inspiration to all aspiring amateur chefs. To Andi and Nares, you put up a formidable fight, and should be very proud of yourselves. This is only the beginning of a new chapter in your culinary careers for all of you! To our judges, sponsors, and partners, thank you for joining us in bringing such a spectacular season to our audiences.”
Watch the MasterChef Singapore Season 3 finale here.