Nikita, the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2022, grew up in Derby before moving to London to pursue her dreams of becoming a chef. Nikita has worked in various Michelin starred restaurants across London, until she joined Kitchen W8 in 2020 where she worked up to Junior Sous Chef. Nikita is classically trained with a love for Asian flavours, and loves to create her own style of fine dining in the dishes she creates.