Tamarin Blackmur wins MasterChef

Updated: 14 December 2012 16:08

Tamarin Blackmur has been declared the winner of MasterChef Ireland 2012 after stunning the judges with an inventive menu and showcasing skills gained throughout the series.

Tamarin Blackmur has been declared the winner of MasterChef Ireland 2012 after stunning the judges with an inventive menu and showcasing skills gained throughout the series.

Watch RTÉ TEN's interview with Tamarin, in which she reveals her plans for the future, what she thought of the competition and how her friends and family have reacted, by clicking the link on the left.

On last night's show the contestants were back in the MasterChef kitchen where they had to cook again for Nick and Dylan - three course in three hours.

All three got off to a flying start however Nicha seemed to have left a huge amount of her menu to the end of her cooking time.

First up was Terry who calmly executed his three dishes and the judges were impressed with the generosity of his cavier on the starter and the complexity of his main course. His dessert may not have looked the best, but Nick and Dylan were impressed by the flavours.

Tamarin was next into the judges. Nick and Dylan loved the adventurousness of her corn starter. Dylan raved about her main course and would have liked a larger portion. And they both loved the use of rhubarb in her dessert and the unique use of celery shavings!

Finally Nicha presented her dishes to the judges. Both judges loved her starter which they said was perfectly executed and seasoned. Nicha's main course arrived and both judges were left in shock. The plating was huge and there were no French beans to be seen. At the ouset the judges had been worried about her dessert and it turns out they were right to be - it hadn't set and the flavours didn't work.

It was then time for the judges to deliberate and finally they declared Tamarin the winner.