March 1, 2012 4.46 pm This story is over 121 months old

Lincoln contestant leaves MasterChef

Carry on cooking: Lincoln’s MasterChef contestant left the competition last night but still aims to become a chef.

Lincoln man exits MasterChef competition at the final five stage but the dream isn’t over

Eamonn Hunt, a joiner from Lincoln, left the competition on Wednesday after failing to impress food critics Charles Campion, Tracey MacLeod and Jay Rayner.

His hopes of becoming a chef are still alive though, as Hunt plans to gain work experience in top kitchens and carry on cooking with the support of MasterChef.

“All the contestants are told ‘now you’re on the show you’re part of the MasterChef family’ and they want to help you all the way,” he said.

The support from Lincoln has also been outstanding from Hunt receiving letters and cards through his door to hugs and good will on the street.

“The response has been overwhelming and despite feeling I’ve let everyone down, I even had people congratulating me on the way to work this morning at 7:30am,” said Hunt.

Lincoln is set to benefit from his fine cuisine as Hunt is discussing cooking at local restaurants for pop-up MasterChef nights and is now looking to work as a chef in Lincoln with the dream of one day opening his own restaurant further down the line.