After being crowned the winner of MasterChef 2012 Shelina Permalloo has been catapulted into the culinary world. She wowed the audience and the judges with her creative Mauritian dishes, and is now embarking on her career combining her talent and passion as an up and coming chef. In the summer of 2012 Shelina signed a two book deal with leading food publishers Ebury Press. Shelina has recently created recipes for Billington’s unrefined sugar, Cuisinart and Weight Watchers. Shelina is a regular guest on This Morning, Sunday Brunch and featured on the hit Channel 4 daytime What’s Cooking? Shelina is currently working on a new upcoming TV series and in addition is busy setting up and opening her own restaurant. Born in Southampton to her Mauritian parents, Shelina learned her skills and knowledge of Mauritian cooking from spending time in the kitchen with her mother and aunt. She also used her cooking as a way of making herself feel closer to her culture and heritage, having never lived in Mauritius herself.