Billie McKay

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Billie McKay
Born (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Restaurant manager
Television cook
Home town Bowraville, New South Wales
Predecessor Brent Owens
Successor Elena Duggan
Partner(s) Haydn Suridge[1]
Awards Winner, MasterChef Australia 2015

Billie McKay (born 11 July 1991) is an Australian television cook. She is perhaps best known as the winner of MasterChef Australia 2015. Her prizes included $250 000, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a monthly column in Delicious., an Australian food magazine. Following the final, guest judge Heston Blumenthal offered her a job at his restaurant The Fat Duck[2], which she accepted.

McKay was raised on a dairy farm in Bowraville, New South Wales[3] and attended Macksville High School.[4] Prior to competing on MasterChef, she was a restaurant manager in Ballina, New South Wales.[5]


  1. ^ "Billie McKay". Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "MasterChef winner scores cash, car, column AND a new job with Heston Blumenthal". 27 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Ramsey, Britt (7 May 2015). "Bowraville's Billie McKay to cook for chefs". Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Macksville High School Magazine 2009" (PDF). Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Broome, Hamish (11 May 2015). "Ballina cook will make Masterchef final 22". 

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