He may have won Masterchef NZ, but Brett McGregor is sticking to teaching. And in an ironic twist it is the Masterchef runner-up Kelly Young who is now working at one of the fanciest restaurants in Auckland.

In an interview in the NZ Herald, 37-year-old Masterchef winner Brett McGregor says his goal is to be a school principal by the time he turns 40 and that’s still the plan despite beating more than 1000 wannabe chefs during the 12-week competition.

“Yeah, I am happy being an amateur cook, because I love teaching in the classroom.”

He has only been teaching for six years and took up the deputy principal role at Christchurch’s Branston Intermediate this year.

He won the grand final beating bubbly Auckland-based Young who quit her job as a fitness instructor to work at Euro, a restaurant run by Masterchef judge Simon Gault.

Masterchef runner-up Kelly Young described the competition as “an absolutely amazing journey”.

“I’ve had highs, I’ve had some lows as well. You’ll be seeing more of me, that’s for sure”.

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