Before MasterChef Australia, Mehigan was teaching Australians to cook through the LIfeStyle Channel’s 'Boy’s Weekend' and 'Good Chef Bad Chef' shows.
Based in Melbourne since 1991, Gary's restaurant's,' Fenix' and 'Maribyrnong Boathouse' are award-winning establishments.
Gary received training in world class restaurants, including The Connaught and Le Souffle in London in his early years.
An internationally successful restaurateur, George owns three restaurants in Melbourne and one in Mykonos, Greece.
At just 31 years of age, George Calombaris has been awarded more accolades for his work than most receive in a lifetime.
His flagship Melbourne restaurant, 'The Press Club', was awarded The Age Good Food Guide 'Best New Restaurant 2008'
Before MasterChef, Calombaris had been voted as one of the 'Top 40 Chefs of Influence in the World' by the 'Global Food and Wine Magazine'.
Internationally acclaimed and revered food critic Matt Preston re-joins chefs Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris on the judging panel for season two.
Before joining MasterChef Australia last year, Preston was Creative Director of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Matt Preston quickly became a TV favourite last year; his efforts earning him a TV Week Silver Logie nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent
Preston currently writes a column for the Taste section in News Ltd papers and continues to contribute to Australia’s most prestigous food and lifestyle publications.
Matt Preston took out the World's Best Food Journalist award in 2008 (World Food Media Awards),
Together, these three individual's wealth of experience and wisdom will be invaluable to this years contestants