Ruth Hansom competed in the Future Chef National final in both 2011 and 2012. After finishing her GCSEs she moved to London to study at Westminster Kingsway College and during her first year she worked with former National Chef of the Year, Frederick Forster at Boundary Restaurant. Whilst there she won the Masterchefs of Great Britain Young Chef of the year in 2013 and 2014 and was runner up in Young National Chef of the Year. She now works at The Ritz where she is in the final year of her Royal Academy of Culinary Arts diploma. She has also recently won the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards and was a finalist in WorldSkills UK.