Andre’s Ursini is not the average story. Andre is not average at anything, his passion for food and wine and success in the MasterChef series is driving him to pursue his dream.
Andre lives in Adelaide and at 28 years of age, he has a degree in International Tourism and Diploma in Multimedia, a past in mining construction – and a passion for a future in food, commercial cooking and inspiring others.
By chance, Andre saw an advertisement for MasterChef Australia. He signed up and was invited to audition, then invited to top 50 in Australia and then invited into the actual competition where 20 people lived together and competed as amateur cooks for a number of prizes.
He found through the show that his passion for food and love of home cooking could translate into the commercial kitchen and following MasterChef, he continued his training – he is the only contestant from the show to be in a commercial kitchen and to take a completely new career path.
Andre Ursini is currently training in a traditional Italian restaurant in Adelaide called Martini Ristorante. His life has completely changed – not only with public recognition wherever he goes but his whole career path.
He has done countless live radio interviews, print media articles and public appearances & demonstrations.
Andre Ursini has supported many charity events including his support for the Hutt St Shelter and the Touch football appeal, and through this has elected to invest time with Anglicare Australia – so that he can actually work with troubled teenagers to inspire and motivate them on their projects.
He enjoys on-going cooking demonstrations for Westfield and has also demonstrated for Bird in Hand Canapé degustation and Mount Barker Community.
Andre has also forged a great relationship with many South Australian wineries like Coriole, Woodstock and Bird in Hand as well and is looking forward to continuing his demonstrations in wineries and festivals.
Following the success of MasterChef, Andre is working towards a tri-media and is now on board with Mix102.3 as their restaurant reviewer and MixMasterChef! He is also doing ongoing work with the Advertiser-Indulge
Andre Ursini is a natural communicator and finds great pleasure in speaking about his experiences in life & Masterchef. He’s just as at home speaking while he’s cooking and demonstrating his skills and passion.