Masterchef’s Matt Sinclair opens that food truck dream


He may not have won MasterChef this year but 2016 runner-up Matt Sinclair has already fulfilled that much-talked about ‘dream’ of opening his very own food truck.

No doubt the $40,000 runner-up prize went some distance to setting up Ten Piece Cutlery which is permanently parked at Eat Street Markets in Hamilton, Brisbane.

It opened this week serving Asian-inspired street snacks, which Sinclair runs with business / kitchen partner Moe Rickard.

Fairfax reviewed it as “…..properly good food. A cut far above most of the noodles, pancakes, and chocolate sauce-drenched crepes found elsewhere at the night-time shipping container markets. All meat and seafood is sourced from Queensland and Sinclair is working closely with local farmers for the veg. The dishes are bright, fresh, full of flavour, and healthier than chips on a stick.”

2016 winner Elena Duggan, who won $250,000, has work experience opportunities lined up for the next six months across Sydney, Melbourne and California and will have her first monthly column in Delicious magazine in November.



  1. My 5 year old son has been asking if Matt has got his food truck yet, so he will be pleased to hear this (even if Melbourne to Brisbane is a bit far to travel for street food). It shows that people can relate to a contestant’s dream if it is genuine and that good prize money (even for a runner up) can go a long way

  2. He was the real winner of the series this year for me, I reckon we’ll see him with a TV gig or two also eventually, a la Hayden or Andy Allen from previous years.

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