He is well recognized for his delicious cuisine. “Pete Gilmore, on stage, said it was my imagination that captured their imagination,” says Sharrad. Newly opened pasta specialist and bar Nido (or nest) wants its customers to feel as if they have “come over for dinner with 50 other people they may or may not know”, chef Max Sharrad says. “It feels really good … it feels incredible, actually,” says Sharrad, who works under Shobosho executive chef Adam Liston. I could just tell, it was love at first sight,' Max told The Adelaide Advertiser in 2017, following their engagement in Tuscany. Max Sharrad is a Masterchef who has been enthroned as a young chef of the year in 2018. It was simply beautiful, just perfect. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The couple met for the first time about five years back. But their love story actually began three years earlier, thanks to judge Jock Zonfrillo. His prize includes a stage (internship) at a “world leading” restaurant of his choosing. Mangan said the calibre of this year’s entrants was “outstanding”. 'Not only had I left my husband Max back at home in Adelaide, but our business too. Laura Sharrad’s husband is 28-years-old. The pair met on the kitchen of Jock Zonfrillo’s, an acclaimed restaurant in Rundle St. Max, who has worked overseas at some of the world's top restaurants, including Noma in Copenhagen, faced off against Derek and Tessa in an immunity pin challenge, with all three cooks tasked with creating a dish that showcased orange as the hero ingredient. MasterChef Australia star Laura Sharrad married fellow chef Max in a beautiful wedding in 2018. The 2018 winners were announced earlier this week at Mangan’s restaurant Luke’s Kitchen in Sydney. Max Sharrad is a 28-year-old Italian-Australian chef who owns Nido, a pasta bar in Hyde Park, with his wife and business partners. “The 2018 winners and runners-up of the awards represent some of this country’s finest hospitality talent and it’s my hope that the opportunities offered by this program help give them the tools to succeed and further their careers in our industry.”. Max Sharrad is reinventing The Pot’s legacy with Nido After less than six months as The Pot's head chef, Max Sharrad is changing up the restaurant with a new "fun and comfortable" pasta bar concept, Nido. It’s an idea inspired in part by the family-run establishments at the heart of Italian village life. He’s looking for a place “that embodies the [same] farm-to-table” method his own cooking does. She recently got married to one of the past contestants, Max Sharrad from Masterchef Australia. Words: Johnny von Einem He rose to limelight after working in the Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant, Shobosho. 'My mind goes at a million miles an hour so I might not have the patience for that. Tyler Austin from Brisbane’s Stokehouse Q was named Young Waiter of the Year; Olivia Evans from Sydney’s Paper Daisy Restaurant was runner-up. But I'm stoked. 'I've only made it five or six times': MasterChef star Laura... Meet the MasterChef WAGs! Will she make it? MasterChef Australia star Laura Sharrad married fellow chef Max in a beautiful wedding in 2018. 'She has strengths where I might not have them, like making those delicate little pasta shapes and the intricacies of pastry,' he said. I cried the whole time. Laura and Max first crossed paths in 2015 when they worked alongside each other at Jock's restaurant Orana. She found herself working in the kitchen with Max, and their romance quickly blossomed. I could just tell, it was love at first sight ," Max … The comments below have not been moderated. “It’s so isolated there,” says Sharrad. The national awards program, founded by chef Luke Mangan, celebrates and nurtures the next generation of hospo stars. The spouses of the final six are... 'I feel vilified': MasterChef star Laura Sharrad, 25, hits... Friends or foes? Laura is currently in the running for a place in the top five on MasterChef: Back to Win, which continues Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel 10. Published: 18:25 EST, 2 July 2020 | Updated: 19:07 EST, 2 July 2020. The judging panel, which included culinary big guns Mangan, Analiese Gregory, Duncan Welgemoed and Peter Gilmore, was drawn to the young chef’s “originality … passion and confidence”. Max told Adelaide Now last year that he and Laura were the perfect team. Broadsheet is a trade mark used under licence by Broadsheet Media Pty Ltd from BM IP Pty Ltd as trustee for the BM IP Trust. Everyone's made sacrifices to be on the show, but I used that as fuel to push me in every cook,' she told TV Week. She previously said she had sacrificed their restaurant to take part in the show. The 2018 Appetite for Excellence Awards were announced at a ceremony in Sydney this week. The 2018 winners were announced earlier this week at Mangan’s restaurant Luke’s Kitchen in Sydney. The national awards program, founded by chef Luke Mangan, celebrates and nurtures the next generation of hospo stars. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 'I knew from day one. But their love story actually began three years earlier, thanks to judge Jock Zonfrillo. Pictured: Jock Zonfrillo on MasterChef: Back to Win, Perfect proposal: In 2017, Max proposed to Laura in Tuscany. Shobosho’s head chef Max Sharrad has been crowned Young Chef of the Year at the 2018 Appetite for Excellence Awards. They're also business partners, and opened their own Italian restaurant, Nido, in Adelaide's Hyde Park last year. After finishing in second place on MasterChef's sixth season, Laura, whose surname at the time was Cassai, began working as a pastry chef at Jock's Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2015. ', Matchmaker: After finishing in second place on MasterChef's sixth season, Laura, whose surname at the time was Cassai, began working as a pastry chef at Jock's Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2015. REVEALED: Wife of love rat pastor Carl Lentz was also fired by Hillsong Church over HIS affair with NYC... People working from home should be taxed to help fund workers whose jobs are under threat, Deutsche Bank... Rep. Ilhan Omar has paid her husband's consultancy firm $2.8million since the start of 2019 - including... Trump Twitter lash at 'crazy' Republican Philadelphia commissioner for calling his fraud claims... Trump calls USPS whistleblower a 'brave patriot' after the mailman said he had NOT recanted Pennsylvania... 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