3 New Mentors Are Joining Our Judges

Published: 26 April 2019

Poh Ling Yeow Matt Sinclair and Billie McKay MasterChef Australia 2019 Mentors

Chuck on your apron and preheat the oven – Gary, George and Matt are here to inspire you with three new mentors.

We can’t get enough of the judges...

We love them for their facial expressions…


And we love that they dine in style…

But most of all, we love the encouragement they show for our talented MasterChef hopefuls!

The boys are back and ready for another spicy season of MasterChef Australia, but this time, they’ll have a few extra helping hands as the kitchen doors will be swinging open for the return of three fan favourites.

Mentoring our 24 eager contestants with their cooking expertise will be MasterChef alumni Billie McKay, Matt Sinclair and Poh Ling Yeow. Talk about a dream team!
With the premiere just around the corner (Monday 29 – set a reminder!), here’s everything you need to know about our shiny, new mentors!

Matt George Gary MasterChef Australia 2019 Mentors and Judges

Poh Ling Yeow

She’s come a long way since deep frying meringue on Season 1 of MasterChef, and if you need any evidence, just check out her resume! The kitchen queen has released three bestselling cookbooks and has hosted two of her very own cooking shows. In between her culinary ventures, Poh still finds time to pursue her career as a visual artist, having painted professionally for over 10 years, with over 14 solo exhibitions under her belt. With so much knowledge up her sleeve, she’ll be a huge inspiration to our budding contestants!

Poh Ling Yeow MasterChef Australia 2019 Mentor

Billie McKay

She won our hearts with a gourmet bowl of Cornflakes, inspired by her life on the dairy farm, and she put a huge smile on our faces when she walked away as the MasterChef winner in 2015. Billie McKay’s passion for cooking has seen her working in all sorts of places, from making cheese on her family farm, to working in London at Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin star restaurant The Fat Duck. We can’t wait to see her back in the MasterChef kitchen!

Billie McKay MasterChef Australia 2019 Mentor

Matt Sinclair

Matt burst onto our screens with his sense of humour, charm and passion for cooking on Season 8 of MasterChef Australia. Since then, Matt has pursued his food truck dream in the form of a 20ft shipping container at Eat Street market in Brisbane. He also opened Sum Yung Guys on the Sunshine Coast, launched a YouTube food channel, and has hosted The Cooks Pantry with Matt Sinclair on 10. This culinary all-rounder is bound to keep our contestants motivated!

Matt Sinclair MasterChef Australia 2019 Mentor

Join Gary, George, Matt in the kitchen 7.30 Monday on 10 and 10 play