Emma Dean in her kitchen, 2017
|Education||Monash University and RMIT University|
|Occupation||Cook, television presenter|
|Years active||2013 - present|
|Known for||Television chef|
|Relatives||Rachel Dean (sister)|
|Awards||Winner, MasterChef Australia|
Dean also trained in track cycling at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as part of a talent identification search. She is Metropolitan Champion in the 500m Time Trail and represented Australia at the 2004 Oceania Track Cycling Championships.
On 1 September 2013, Dean became the series 5 winner of MasterChef Australia. In the final round, Dean faced off against Lynton Tapp in a dessert pressure test, which saw them recreating Attica chef Ben Shewry's complicated Plight of the Bees.
Dean's prize was $100,000, work experience in some of the country's best kitchens, and an Alfa Romeo car. As part of the MasterChef prize, Dean received a book publishing deal with New Holland Publishers. Her cookbook A Homegrown Table was released on 1 December 2013.
Dean was the host of My Market Kitchen, a national television show based at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. Her co-presenter was Lynton Tapp with whom she formed a strong friendship during their time together on MasterChef Australia. In 2019, they got replaced by season eight winner Elena Duggan and season ten finalist Khanh Ong.