MasterChef Australia Season 11 Abbey

Abbey Rose

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Anushka

Anushka Zargaryan

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Ben

Ben Trobbiani

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Blake

Blake Werner

Christina MasterChef Australia 2019

Christina Laker

Dee MasterChef Australia 2019

Dee Williams

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Derek

Derek Lau

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Huda

Huda Al Sultan

MasterChef Season 11 Jess Hall

Jess Hall

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Joe

Joe Ahern

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Kyle

Kyle Lyons

Larissa MasterChef Australia 2019

Larissa Takchi

Leah MasterChef Australia 2019

Leah Milburn-Clark

MasterChef Australia Season 11 Mandy

Mandy Hall

Monica MasterChef Australia 2019

Monica Mignone

Nicole MasterChef Australia 2019

Nicole Scott

Sandeep MasterChef Australia 2019

Sandeep Pandit

Simon MasterChef Australia 2019

Simon Toohey

Steph MasterChef Australia 2019

Steph De Sousa

Tati MasterChef Australia 2019

Tati Carlin

Tessa MasterChef Australia 2019

Tessa Boersma

Tim MasterChef Australia 2019

Tim Bone

Walleed MasterChef Australia 2019

Walleed Rasheed

Yossra MasterChef Australia 2019

Yossra Abouelfadl

Larissa MasterChef Australia 2019

Larissa Takchi

State: NSW
Age: 22
Occupation: Restaurant Manager

Born and raised in Sydney as part of a big Lebanese family, Larissa says weekends with her family have always revolved around food. With her dad one of nine children, Larissa and her three siblings spent their Sundays with all her cousins, enjoying big lunches and dinners. Everyone would bring plates of food, and her fondest memories are of her aunts in the kitchen preparing plates.

Finishing high school in 2014, Larissa went onto Macquarie University where she is now studying a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her mum owns a restaurant north of the city, and it’s there Larissa works as a Restaurant Manager. With her mum a chef, there’s strong argument Larissa has an ace in her pocket this competition. She admits that while she’s mostly self-taught, mum has always been there along the way to help out.

A lover of cooking shows, Larissa also boasts an extensive cookbook collection, and is a fan of the works of Karen Martini, David Chang, Gill Meller, Yotam Ottolenghi and Darren Purchese.

A fan of both sweet and savoury cooking, Larissa says she’s more experimental in sweet cooking but finds herself more intuitive in savoury. Confident that she can handle the pressure in the MasterChef kitchen, she says she is most practiced cooking Lebanese inspired dishes but considers herself an all-rounder in the kitchen, with a flair for Italian, Asian and French cuisine. Citing her favourites as Sydney’s Automata, Firedoor and Kensington Street Social, Larissa loves to dine out at local hotspots. 

Leaving behind her family and partner of six years Luke, Larissa dreams of one day opening her own wine bar and restaurant, serving comforting yet sophisticated food with a seasonal menu.

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