London, Apr 8 Dhruv Baker, a London-based sales executive whose Indian mother taught him the intricacies of cooking, has won the BBC’s Masterchef 2010 — one of the most prestigious cookery game shows in Britain.
Baker, 34, quit his job at a media firm to take part in the popular BBC One programme, and called his victory “mind blowing”.
He was one of three finalists, and won over the judges with his fusion of Indian and Western flavours.
Baker is from a mixed race background with an English father and Indian mother, who he credits with inspiring his interest.
He was born in Mexico where he lived with his parents until he was four, and then moved to India where he first discovered his passion for food.
Judge Gregg Wallace praised Baker for having the “palate of an angel”.
Baker lives in Wandsworth, south-west London, with wife Aileen and their 20-month-old son Arun. – (Agencies)