Endearingly known as the MasterChef Australia’s ‘nice guy’, Young Dad and food enthusiast Callum Hann brings an air of freshness and enthusiasm to everything he does
In 2020 Australia welcomed back to our screens one of the country's most loved cooks, Callum Hann as he joined the MasterChef alumni in Channel 10’s MasterChef series Back to Win, coming fourth.
It’s been over a decade since we met a young and enthusiastic Callum Hann, a university student from South Australia. With his genuine, affable nature and razor-sharp cooking skills, Callum fast became a fan favourite, tipped to take out the title. In the highest-ever rating MasterChef series, the nation watched and cheered as the talented and genuine Callum narrowly missed out on the winner's title, finishing as runner-up. Not content with his place Callum returned 2 years later to take out the winner’s title in the MasterChef All-Stars series.
In the last ten years, Callum has been busy pursuing his passion for food and education. Drawing inspiration from his Barossa Valley heritage and the best produce SA has to offer.
In 2011 he co-founded Sprout, a 100% hands-on interactive cooking school, followed by Sprout Health Studio in 2015, Sprout Training in 2017, and Dietary Hawk in 2018.
Sprout cooking school aims to equip everyday Australians with the skills and knowledge required to cook and enjoy fresh healthy food and in turn live a healthy life, while Sprout Health Studio is comprised of dietitians and gastroenterologists dedicated to helping individuals regain control of their health. Sprout Training is a registered training organisation established to educate food services around Australia. Dietary Hawk is an online training platform offering evidence-based, credible dietary requirement training for food service staff.
Callum honed his craft from a young age, having worked in several restaurants in South Australia and Victoria starting at the age of 14. In 2012, he released his first cookbook "The Starter Kitchen", and in 2014 released his second cookbook, "I'd Eat That!". In 2016 Callum co-authored his third cookbook Quick. Easy. Healthy. featuring a collection of Sprout's most popular cooking class recipes.
He's a well-known media personality in South Australia with a hosting role on Channel 7’s SA Weekender and an ambassador for the Pick A Local, Pick SA initiative, and the Adelaide Crows.
2020 was a very busy year for Callum with the opening of his 2 restaurants Lou's Place in the picturesque Barossa Valley and bar and restaurant Eleven in Adelaide.
MasterChef Australia Season 2, All Stars & Season 12 Back to Win Network 10
The Starter Kitchen 2012, I’d Eat That! 2014, Quick. Easy. Healthy 2016 Murdoch Books
Sprout Cooking School, Sprout Health Studio, Sprout Training and Dietary Hawk