Everything you need to know about MasterChef 2021 champion Tom Rhodes including his winning menu

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Tom Rhodes has won MasterChef 2021 after the amateur chef battled it out against Mike Tomkins and Alexina Anatole in a very tense final.

The BBC show, presented by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, was postponed following the death of Prince Philip last Friday.

Speaking about winning the competition, he said: “This is the biggest achievement of my life. Inside I am shaking and I think it is going to take a little while to sink in as well.”

“This is more than I ever imagined.”

Meanwhile Gregg added: “What a phenomenal talent. It is a masterpiece of cookery and it is very, very exciting. For Tom, the sky is the limit.”

But what do we know about Tom? Let’s take a look…

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How old is Tom?

Tom Rhodes is 31 years old.

The winner has garnered 6, 539 Instagram followers and his bio reads: “All Rhodes lead to the kitchen.”

Where is he from?

The MasterChef winner hails from Newcastle upon Tyne where he manages a high-street restaurant chain.

Tom revealed to BBC Radio Newcastle that he has been watching the show for over 15 years and “loved being in the kitchen” from as young as four years old.

What was his winning MasterChef menu?

Tom wowed judges Gregg and John with a sumptuous three-course meal.

The first course included “oyster three ways”. The first raw oyster was topped with sake, apple, lime granite.

The second oyster was beer-battered with a salted Japanese plum mayonnaise.

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Meanwhile a third grilled oyster was flavoured with a miso and seaweed butter topped with breadcrumbs.

Main course was a reverse rib of beef paired with roasted, salted beetroot, a watercress puree and bone marrow and sake sauce.

The dessert featured a citrus tart with sweet pastry filled with yuzu and dressed with black olive meringues.

And the third course was complemented with an ice cream flavoured with olive oil.

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