Now a staple of the kitchen cookbook, London-based Rukmini Iyer has achieved huge culinary feats since competing on the show back in 2013. Nearly a decade on from her time with MasterChef, Rukmini’s acclaimed Roasting Tin series has gone on to sell over 1 million copies worldwide, bringing flavour-intense one-pot cooking to the kitchens of veggies and meat-eaters alike. One of Britain’s bestselling culinary authors, Rukmini’s ethos is simple: “minimum fuss and maximum flavour”.
Always true to her Indian heritage, Rukmini’s flavour choices were bold throughout her run on series 9, citing her experience at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School as paramount in improving her skills both a commercial chef and home cook. However, her busy career and life as a parent has dramatically informed the convenience chef we now know her as today.
Rukmini has most recently expanded into the world of baking, releasing her ever understated ‘The Sweet Roasting Tin’ in 2021 to rave reviews. Continuing to blaze the trail for MasterChef alumni, Iyer’s career as a best-selling author, food stylist and home economist for major television commercials and feature films shows no sign of stalling anytime soon.