2016 MasterChef winner Elena Duggan.
2016 MasterChef winner Elena Duggan. Ben Cronje

Find out what our MasterChefs have been up to

MASTERCHEF fans will find out what reigning champion Elena Duggan has been up to since winning the cooking show's crown last year.

The Noosa native, as well as Noosa-based runner-up Matt Sinclair, will feature in tonight's MasterChef special Where Are They Now?

Duggan is busy writing and gathering content for her website and will return to California later this year to work with Chef Alex Lovick at Inglenook Vineyard in Napa Valley, whom she impressed last year during a challenge.

She will also return to Noosa next month for the food and wine show.

"I'm looking forward to visiting my hometown... and cooking with my favourite seafood with some amazing chefs," she said.

Outside of the kitchen, Elena got engaged to her boyfriend Eric in November and wedding plans are 'slowly' progressing. She is also on the mend from surgery for endometriosis.

"Recovery has its ups and downs, but all is towards a more comfortable and pain-free future," she said.

"Much of my food research/website has a health focus based around this, my insulin resistance, my gluten intolerance. My social media interactions have been very supportive and responsive to this journey, so it will continue to be a source of connection with others."

Like previous winners, Elena will also guest star in the upcoming new season of MasterChef, which starts on Monday.

Cameras will also catch up with the Daily's Weekend food columnist Matt Sinclair, who is preparing to open his restaurant at Sunshine Beach next month.

MasterChef: Where Are They Now? airs tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.


Olympic legend’s Noosa pad up for grabs

Olympic legend’s Noosa pad up for grabs

Swimmer could pocket more from Noosa home sale than during her career

Creeks and rivers best to avoid strong winds

Premium Content Creeks and rivers best to avoid strong winds

Tropical Cyclone Niran to push in a bit of swell and looks like fairly strong winds...

FULL LIST: Noosa Magistrates Court appearances today

Premium Content FULL LIST: Noosa Magistrates Court appearances today

Here is a list of matters listed at Noosa Magistrates Court