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Kumar Pereira is a graphic designer, design teacher, food writer and tour guide.

Born in Sri Lanka, Kumar studied typographic design at the London College of Printing. After working in London he lived in Hong Kong for 18 years, working with studios and agencies, and teaching graphic design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic.

In 1983 he started his own design consultancy specialising in corporate graphics and publishing design.

Kumar has always had an interest in food and has featured on ABC radio “Gifted Gourmet” and has had recipes included in publications. In 2011, Kumar was a crowd favourite on series 3 of Australia’s MasterChef where he made it to the top 12. In 2012 he was invited to be a part of MasterChef All Stars where selected contestants from the 3 previous years were invited to be on this show.

Kumar volunteers, teaching the disadvantaged and seniors with disability, to prepare nutritious low-cost meals.