Tim Anderson was born in Wisconsin, USA where he grew up with Kikkoman Soy Sauce as an everyday condiment and seasoning.
Upon graduating from college, Tim moved to Japan to indulge in the country's many diverse local foods. He then came to London, where he developed a love for British ale, cheese, curry, game, and seafood. Along the way, he has travelled to France, Mexico, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Burma, and Denmark, accruing new and diverse culinary influences at every opportunity.
In 2011 he combined those influences creatively in his cooking to win the hit BBC series MasterChef at age 26, making him the youngest champion ever. Since his victory Tim has enjoyed an exciting career in the food world which has included the publishing of his first cookbook ‘ Nanban: Japanese Soul Food’.