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Dec 23, 2016 09:22 AM EST

‘MasterChef: The Professional’s Winner Is A Glasgow Teacher

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A senior chef and lecturer at a Glasgow college took home the title of MasterChef. His name is Gary Maclean and he has achieved the "MasterChef: The Professionals" honor by beating 47 other professional chefs.

It was a grueling seven weeks of cooking. Being judged by Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace, Maclean calls it an amazing journey. According to the City of Glasgow College chef, it is the biggest competition any chef has ever been through, as reported by the Independent.

Maclean was very honest in expressing his win. The culinary professional claimed he has never thought he would win the competition. He was up against Michelin-starred chefs and renowned cooks.

At the last stage of "MasterChef: The Professionals," Gary Maclean said the final task was to create a three course meal for the judges in just under three hours. He prepared a razor clams appetizer, a deer main course and a chocolate pistachio ganache pudding.

However famous he is now, he still claims his footing as a college lecturer. He spends his days teaching at City of Glasgow College, as reported by The Sun. He has been in the college for about 13 years and this is reportedly the third year he has tried out for "MasterChef." His reason for trying out? His own students asked him why he has not. Plus, he has always loved the show.

After being featured on the show, he is getting particular attention, now. Maclean claims people have started recognizing him in the London Underground culinary world. What makes him interesting is that he is someone from the education sector competing against professionals with Michelin stars to boast.

When asked what he would do next, the educator said he would love to do more TV projects alongside teaching.

After winning "MasterChef: The Professionals," Maclean hopes to inspire his students to start chasing their dreams.

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