Energetic, vibrant and wholehearted, Chef
Jess Liemantara made her television debut
on Season 10 of MasterChef Australia in
2018. Showcasing an incredible talent and
passion for desserts, Jess placed 4 th and
undeniably won the hearts of viewers. Jess
returned as the fan favourite of Season 12
of MasterChef Australia ‘Back to Win’ in


Between the seasons, Jess hungrily
pursued a career as a pastry chef, finding
herself working in Melbourne’s Omnom,

The Press Club and Nobu.

Jess’ zestful approach to all things sweet
and savoury has led to several guest chef
appearances and demonstrations both with
Australian companies such as Woodlea,
Kitchen Warehouse, Stone & Grove and
KitchenAid, and even internationally

with Raffles, Jakarta.

As a published author and popular

Australian TV personality, Jess has shared
her remarkable pastry skills through her
cookbook, ‘A Zest of Jess’

, and herYouTube channel. Jess is also the owner
and chef behind her dessert and catering
business, 'Jess Lemon', which offers a
variety of hand-crafted, exclusive desserts.