MasterChef Australia: Laura Sharrad announces exciting family news

MasterChef Australia: Back To Win runner-up Laura Sharrad announces exciting family news alongside her husband Max

She may not have won MasterChef Australia: Back To Win last year, but Laura Sharrad had something else to celebrate on Tuesday.

The renowned ‘pasta queen’, who came runner-up to Emelia Jackson on Channel 10’s popular cooking show in 2020, revealed on Instagram that she and her husband Max have welcomed a new addition to their family.

Posing in front of a Christmas tree, Laura confirmed the two were now the proud owners of an adorable miniature dachshund named Alfie.

New addition! On Tuesday, Laura Sharrad confirmed she and her husband Max are now the proud owners of an adorable miniature dachshund named Alfie

‘Alfie Sharrad, welcome to our world baby boy,’ Laura sweetly captioned the post.

The Adelaide-based cook was inundated with messages from friends, with one reading: ‘Welcome to the world as a dashy parent!’ while another gushed: ‘So cute!’

Laura married fellow chef Max in a beautiful wedding in 2018.

However, their love story actually began three years earlier, thanks to judge Jock Zonfrillo.

Second place: The renowned 'pasta queen' came runner-up to Emelia Jackson on Channel 10's popular cooking show in 2020

Second place: The renowned ‘pasta queen’ came runner-up to Emelia Jackson on Channel 10’s popular cooking show in 2020

Matchmaker: After finishing in second place on MasterChef's sixth season, Laura began working as a pastry chef at Jock's Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2015. She found herself working in the kitchen with Max, and their romance blossomed. Pictured: Jock Zonfrillo

Matchmaker: After finishing in second place on MasterChef’s sixth season, Laura began working as a pastry chef at Jock’s Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2015. She found herself working in the kitchen with Max, and their romance blossomed. Pictured: Jock Zonfrillo

After finishing in second place on MasterChef’s sixth season, Laura, whose surname at the time was Cassai, began working as a pastry chef at Jock’s Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2015.

She found herself working in the kitchen with Max, and their romance quickly blossomed.

‘I knew from day one. I could just tell, it was love at first sight,’ Max told The Adelaide Advertiser in 2017, following their engagement in Tuscany.

Perfect proposal: In 2017, Max proposed to Laura in Tuscany. She later said of the proposal, 'I cried the whole time. It was simply beautiful, just perfect'

Perfect proposal: In 2017, Max proposed to Laura in Tuscany. She later said of the proposal, ‘I cried the whole time. It was simply beautiful, just perfect’

Speaking of the romantic sunset proposal, Laura said: ‘As soon as he pulled out the little box, I just started crying and blubbering… I cried the whole time. It was simply beautiful, just perfect.’

Max added: ‘Though she didn’t really say yes, she was just crying and nodding. But I’m stoked. She’s the woman of my dreams.’

The couple tied the knot in the Barossa Valley in 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

They are also business partners, and opened their own Italian restaurant, Nido, in Adelaide’s Hyde Park in 2019.

Working relationship: The pair tied the knot in the Barossa Valley in 2018. They're also business partners, and opened their own Italian restaurant, Nido, in Adelaide's Hyde Park in 2019

Working relationship: The pair tied the knot in the Barossa Valley in 2018. They’re also business partners, and opened their own Italian restaurant, Nido, in Adelaide’s Hyde Park in 2019

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