Sandeep Pandit
@sandeep_cooks

Sandeep received rave reviews from legendary chefs like Rick Stein and was the first contestant in MasterChef Australia history, to win a Perfect 30 score and an Immunity pin. His Lobster Masala is considered one of the best dishes in the MasterChef Australia’s history and he was given the title of the best Indian cook in the 11 seasons of MasterChef Australia.


Sandeep’s journey in MasterChef Australia can be summed up in the words of one of the judges, Matt Preston, “You’re the best Indian cook that has come into the show in the last 11 seasons. You came in as a student, but you’re leaving as a teacher”. His skills in the kitchen, gave him the title of “The Spice Angel” by the Australian media.


Since his Food Dream Debut


Sandeep has been successful in his various food stints after the show, including sold out Pop Ups at restaurants. He also curated a special menu at the iconic Aussie Pub The Cricketers, at Port Melbourne and going beyond curries and curating Indian Bar Dishes called ‘Chakhna’ in a modern Aussie format. Sandeep has also held Indian Food Masterclasses at the iconic Melbourne Markets Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne. Sandeep has partnered with other MasterChef Australia to collaborate and to help their food journeys.


Sandeep curated the MasterChef Australia Dining Experiences across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore along with some of the Best Indian Chefs. He has also help set up authentic South Indian flavours restaurant in London and cooked traditional Kashmiri cuisine inspired food at GajabySashi in Adelaide alongside Sashi Chelliah.


  • Sandeep has a dedicated Instagram Page where he has a strong organic base of almost 24k followers and growing
  • In his video Series Titled “The Spice Angel across India” “Simple Recipes” and “Cooking on Coals” on IGTV and YouTube. Sandeep has showcased his travels across India, simple Indian dishes and complex cooking on BBQ
  • As one of the Fan favourites at MasterChef Australia, Sandeep was given his very own Promo by Channel 10 Food Tip video, featuring his popular “Quickles”
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