Masterchef Comes to Vamos

We are over the moon!!! Vamos has been graced with an exceptional guest. Chef Keyma Vasquez Montero, Masterchef Australia 2022 contestant and 4th finalist, will honour us by preparing dinner for Vamos on November 24th. She will take our palate through Latin America and the Caribbean.

Come to be delighted by a 7course degustation menu that will transport you to places you didn’t know you missed and need in your life.

Keyma has dedicated her life to learning as much as possible, absorbing all the intricacies of Latin cuisine to delivering dishes with the utmost love and care.


Let her introduce herself…

Mother of two, Engineer by trade, Cook by heart, originally from Venezuela, living in Australia, influenced by flavours of my land and my migration journey.

When I’m not cooking, I enjoy dancing, crocheting and all things crafty, daily walks with our rescue greyhound Roger, and family time around movies and board games. My passion for cooking started at the young age of 10 when my mum’s massive collection of baking cookbooks made me dream day and night about my following cooking projects. I grew up surrounded by foodies and excellent cooks in my family. My grandma and mum hugely influenced my cooking style, our trips around Venezuela and its different regions (Coastal towns, The Andes, and the Amazons) and other Caribbean landmarks (Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Dominican Republic).

In 2021 I took a leap of faith by applying to Masterchef S14 that aired in 2022, only to discover a world of new opportunitites, non believing I would go as far as the first week I stayed for the entire season achieving an impressive 4th place in one of the most challenging formats there’s been in this competition, competing as an amateur cook against previous contestants, as a mum and a migrant this journey helped me discover a lot of myself, not only as a cook but as person, I reconnected with my culture, my sense of self and realised the strength I had in me and that I can be resilient, I found a sense of belonging after being away from a work enviroment for so many years, a journey that despite the challenges helped me to grow and believe in myself a lot more, and stayed genuine and authentic to my beliefs, I grew more confident, I even found I could be the voice for a community that needed more representation in the country, this whole journey had taken myself to now discovering a new career, now my aim had been inspiring people to go after their dreams, to motivate Women and Mothers to restart their jobs, work on themselves and to believe that is never to late to start over, as I did.

I am still finding my place on this new path, but every day I find motivation in the world surrounding my family and me, and I reassure myself that the decisions we make in life, both good and evil, take us to the perfect place and time we are now.

While I’ve also started collaborating with Latin and Hispanic businesses and communities in Australia to impulse the movement in the country and bring more awareness to the culture and the food, I’m also constantly looking for opportunities to get involved in great causes in the Australian community to enrich the diversity and multiculturalism.


Impressed? We surely are!! Join us in this special event! Seatings are limited, so make sure to book as soon as possible.




24 Nov 2022


8:00 pm


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