It’s been a busy year for 2018 Masterchef alumnus Brendan Pang. Leaving his career in social work behind, he’s established himself as Perth’s celebrity dumpling king and cooked at events all over the country. It’s now time for his first commercial venture proper: Fremantle dumpling kitchen Bumplings. Pang has demonstrated a good head for business, being careful not to embrace every opportunity and endorsement unlike some others in his position. On top of that, he’s a genuinely nice guy inspired by family.

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