Wisconsin-born Tim Anderson became Masterchef’s youngest ever winner last night.
The 26 year old bar manager dazzled Judges John Torode (pictured) and Gregg Wallace with his highly inventive cuisine which drew influences from Norway, Japan, America, Australia and the UK.
Anderson defeated fellow finalists Sara Danesin, 40 and Tom Whitaker, 31 to take this year’s title.
His winning menu included a starter of mini-burgers with flavours inspired by Los Angeles, Tokyo and London.
He then cooked a main of Kyushu-Style Pork Ramen with Truffled Lobster, Gyoza and Aromatic Oils, and followed up with a trio of British desserts served with a typical Anderson twist.
Torode said of the three finalists: “All three were amazing but Tim was in a different world altogether.”
Anderson who lives in North London with wife Laura currently manages a craft beer bar near Euston Station but but has a bright future ahead of him as a chef. During the 11 week competition he made no secret about wanting to start his own restaurant empire.
The Masterchef champ said: “It is really quite humbling to have come out on top. Humbling, but super awesome at the same time. It is such a good feeling. I’m very proud.”