Audra Morrice is a cook and a mother, best known as the finalist in MasterChef 2012 who produced some the most consistent and amazing dishes on the show. Acknowledge for her ability to both cook and bake, she was a favourite in this series of MasterChef.
Born to a Chinese mother and Indian father, Audra spent her formative years in the culturally rich heritage of Singapore.
“My childhood days were filled with visits to Kuching, Sarawak with my aunts and cousins. Each morning my uncle would walk about 7 or 8 of us three blocks to have what I believe to be the best laksa. Till today, I can still taste the beautiful flavours and picture the little coffee shop we would go to.”
Audra graduated from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Japanese and spent the past 19 years working in telecommunications in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Despite a very successful career in telco, winning multiple sales award over the past several years, Audra’s passion was clearly in food and decided to follow her dream. In 2012, she took a break from work to compete in MasterChef.
Audra currently runs a catering business for private dining events and corporate functions, corporate cooking workshops, keynote sessions and private cooking classes.
Her style of food is eclectically Asian drawing influence from her Chinese Indian heritage. Her mother is her biggest inspiration. Through her upbringing as part of a large extended family on her mother’s side, she cooks with generosity and heart, food being an integral part of life.
“Some of the best times for me have been with friends around the dinner table. It’s immensely gratifying to cook and eat with your loved ones.”