Monica Galetti is a New Zealand chef who was born in Samoa. She is the chef proprietor of Mere in London
and a former judge on the BBC competitive cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals. She worked as a senior sous-chef at London’s Le Gavroche.
From 2009 to 2022, she served as a judge on the BBC series MasterChef: The Professionals and has hosted other food-related television shows.
She opened Mere, a new restaurant in London, with her husband David in 2017. Alastair Storey, chairman of Westbury Street Holdings, helped make this happen.
Galetti represents Samoa as a UK Tourism Ambassador. On January 31, 2021, she appeared on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs.
Galetti was named as one of the judges for the Platinum Pudding in 2022, a competition to create a British pudding to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
Monica Galetti Children
Galetti married David Galetti, the Head Sommelier at Le Gavroche, a French-born sommelier, in 2004.
Anais, the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, is the couple’s only child.She was born in Surrey in 2007 and raised there.
Monica told the Financial Times that she returned to work when her daughter was nine months old, and that balancing work and family has been difficult.