A graduate in Economics and Japanese, Audra left her very successful career in telecommunications to follow her passion in food. Her career in the culinary world began after her stint as a finalist in MasterChef Australia 2012. In 2015 she was one of the three judges on MasterChef Asia together with three-Michelin-starred chef Bruno Ménard and stellar restaurateur Susur Lee. Her authentic and approachable nature once again sees her as the current host and judge of MasterChef Singapore.
She runs a catering business in Sydney for both private and corporate events and also hands-on cooking classes and corporate programs in Sydney and Singapore. Her cooking style is eclectically Asian, drawing influence from her Singaporean Chinese-Indian heritage.
Her cookbook "My Kitchen, Your Table" is currently available at all leading bookstores and online on Amazon and The Book Depository. Her range of all natural, gluten-free relishes, jam and mayo are available at selected retail outlets and online at pickettandplough.com.au.
She has also collaborated with Accor Plus offering members a personally guided food and cultural tour of Singapore getting right off the beaten track and visiting her favourite food haunts.
In March 2017, Audra consulted for Laguna Phuket to launch the very first Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival. The success of the event attracted huge accolades from the governor of Phuket as well as the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Audra is an Ambassador with the Singapore Tourism Board.