44-year-old Joe lives in Dublin with his wife and two kids where he works as a flight operations controller for Cargloux, based in Luxembourg. Joe’s work involves training pilots on navigation but his dream would be to own his own restaurant one day. A native of Westmeath, Joe has travelled the world with his job. He is passionate about food and has completed a one month cookery course in the Dublin Cookery School. He likes to think of himself as an all rounder but feels he is strongest at desserts. He hopes that MasterChef will help him to achieve his dream of working in the food industry one day.