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MasterChef Metro

Metro Engineer ready to showcase culinary skills on hit TV show

MasterChef Metro

A West Midlands Metro engineer will be swapping his spanner for a spoon this week as he serves up a selection of delicious dishes for judges on the nation’s favourite TV cookery competition.

Conor Moon will also have the support of his colleagues working on the region’s popular tramway as he battles to get through the Heats of MasterChef, due to be screened on BBC One tonight at 8 pm.

A Birmingham boy, born and bred, a passion for fusion cuisine has propelled the 28-year-old onto the hit show, presenting him with the chance to impress notoriously tough judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

“I’ve always found cooking a great way to relax, and appearing on MasterChef has been a dream of mine for years and everybody in my family knows that. Being chosen to compete on MasterChef is an achievement in itself, and being among the nation’s top amateur chefs while having the opportunity to cook for John and Gregg is something I will never forget,” Conor said after being asked about his involvement in the show.

He discovered cooking in his parents’ kitchen, using ingredients left over in the fridge, and he now finds nothing more rewarding than having friends and family over for dinner and watching them dig in.

Talking about his love of cooking, Conor added: “I grew up in an area known for its diversity and mix of cultures and it was hard to not be inspired by the different celebrations – all with food at the heart of them. When cooking I aim to put smiles on people’s faces and leave them craving more.”

Although Conor can’t reveal if he makes it through to the next round, his scheduled appearance has already caused a stir with colleagues at West Midlands Metro, where he has worked as an Infrastructure Project Engineer for the past five years.

Sophie Allison, West Midlands Metro Managing Director, commented: “We’re all really excited about seeing one of our own on prime-time television, and hoping he makes it through to the later rounds. If he’s as good at his cooking as he is at his day job, he’s in with a real chance of going all the way to the MasterChef title!”

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