Meet MasterChef Australia 2023’s Grace Jupp — An Olive Producer Whose Cooking Is Inspired By Her Family’s Croatian Heritage
The 24-year-old from Victoria is a wife, stepmum, business owner and, of course, a cooking enthusiast. She's grown up surrounded by delicious food, watching her mum and Baba (grandmother) whip up tasty dishes inspired by her family’s Croatian heritage.
Some of Jupp's favourite dishes to make include her Baba’s ‘pita’, or spanakopita, and she hopes to share Croatian flavours for the MasterChef judges, with her own modern twist.
Married to a former chef, Jupp made food the focus of her honeymoon with her husband in 2022 when they visited Victoria’s iconic Brae and Lakehouse restaurants. The pair currently operates an olive oil company on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, and Jupp's dream is to own land with her husband one day, so they can grow and farm produce on site.
Jupp is one of 18 new faces on the show's 15th season, which is different to last year's season MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites, which featured 12 returning contestants from previous seasons and 12 amateur home cooks.
MasterChef Australia airs Sunday to Wednesday at 7:30pm on Channel 10 and 10 Play.