Dental nurse appears on latest episode of Masterchef

Dental nurse appears on latest episode of Masterchef
Credit: BBC

A dental nurse who was inspired to cook when bringing up her five children has competed in the latest episode of Masterchef

Carly, a 34-year old dental nurse from Sheffield, starred on the BBC One show last night.

Also a mother to five children, she said it was through bringing up her children that she discovered her passion for cooking.

‘I’m a dental nurse. It’s a little bit different from cooking but I find cooking so therapeutic when I’ve had a day looking in people’s mouths,’ she said.

‘At home it’s always: “Mum, what’s for tea?” We serve up, we eat together as a family – I’m a great believer in that. They’re my worst critics so sat around a table, they’ll give me some feedback.’

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Love for seafood

She cooked pan-fried seabass with fennel purée and shrimp tortellini, served with leeks, mushrooms and a white wine sauce.

‘I absolutely love seafood and obviously being here, I wanted to execute as much as I could. Nothing like putting pressure on myself,’ she added.

In addition, she made a dark chocolate and orange tart with an orange segment and a vanilla whipped cream.

A dental nurse who was inspired to cook when bringing up her five children has competed in the latest episode of Masterchef. 
Credit: BBC

Building career

This comes as a young dentist reached the quarter finals of the same show, wowing the judges with his vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Speaking to Dentistry, he said: ‘When I went back to work, I knew I still wanted to focus on food. That’s when I decided to drop one day at work to spend more time on it. Then I dropped another day, and another day, to the point where I am now only working two days in practice.

‘The amount of opportunities that are now coming in has meant I’m taking a short break from dentistry. I want to work on building the food side of my career and then I’ll look to find a way to juggle both food and dentistry.’


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