Masterchef 2022 winner lands huge job with Gordon Ramsay – but is only being paid £10 an hour | The Sun

EDDIE Scott became the latest Masterchef champ back in May and now he's landed a huge job with Gordon Ramsay.

After meeting fiery Gordon during the BBC1 programme Eddie took a chance and asked to work in one of his kitchens – and it paid off.


Eddie is being paid £10-per-hour for working at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London's Chelsea – but it turns out that's actually a lot more than most new chefs.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, he said: "I approached him, because we’d done some filming there so I thought it would be a great place to work.

"I asked them if there would be any possibility of getting some work experience. I get £10 an hour, and I’ll be there for three months.

"Normally you don’t get paid for these things, and people go all around the world to work with great chefs. I get a lunch break as well – the conditions are good."

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While Eddie's wages are more than most people getting work experience in a kitchen, the UK Living Wage is currently £9.90 per hour.

There is a separate London Living Wage rate of £11.05 per hour to reflect the higher costs of transport, childcare and housing in the capital.

But Eddie, who is one week into his work experience, seems more than happy with the set up.

He added: "I start at 8am and finish at 6 in the evening – five days a week. I’m hoping to have my own restaurant one day, but I need to get the skills first.

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"[Gordon's] been at the top of his game for the last 21years, and it’s amazing to see that kind of cooking."

Eddie also reflected on the cost of living crisis and how it will affect the fine dining industry.

He said: "It’s a really challenging time for restaurants. Energy bills are huge, so it’s tough."

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