Cathy Gerrard

Cathy (43) says that while her job is creative, it is not physical and this is why she is attracted to food. Before applying to MasterChef Ireland, Gerrard worked for the Citizens Information Board. She lived in Italy for three years and while she is influenced by Italian cooking she likes to experiment with all types of cuisines such as Middle Eastern, Scandanavian, Mexican and Asian food. She says that she is a cerebral cook - she likes to think recipes out in her head before she tries them.