With his newfound fame and $100,000 tax-free prize money added to his bank account in 2012, the former tradie packed his bags and moved to Sydney's lavish eastern suburbs, where he set himself up in Coogee.
With a growing profile, Andy fast became one of the country's most sought-after chefs, with brands flocking to pay for his tick of approval.
From there the fast-thinking chef launched his own YouTube channel. Thanks to advertising and sponsorship deals, Andy kept making videos online, and it didn't take long before the presenter, alongside his good friend and MasterChef alum Ben Milbourne, launched Andy & Ben Do Mexico.
Before Andy landed his lucrative contract with MasterChef, he had two popular shows, Farm To Fork, on Ten, and Andy And Ben Eat Australia, on SBS.
Following his time on the show, the kitchen whiz landed himself a book deal and in November 2012 launched The Next Element, his debut cookbook.
A year after his win, Andy embarked on part-time work at Sydney's renowned Three Blue Ducks restaurant.