After a hard fought super-challenge which saw the Junior MasterChef’s run a one-hat fine dining restaurant, tonight four more contestants departed the competition.
Nick, 10 [NSW], Pierre, 12 [NSW], Lucy, 12 [VIC] and Cassidy, 12 [VIC] served up a selection of outstanding seafood dishes, but it wasn’t enough to keep them in the competition.
Spread across two kitchens in Sydney’s prestigious ‘Flying Fish’ restaurant, the Junior MasterChef’s had three hours to prep their dishes then serve their food to order. Running a restaurant is tough work, but the mini chefs revelled in the fast paced environment. In fact it was a highlight of the series for many, with a number of the contestants realising their dream of running a restaurant.
With such an impressive selection of dishes to choose from, ‘Flying Fish’ owner and head chef Peter Kuruvita joined JMC judges Anna Gare, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston in making the made the difficult decision of who would continue in the competition.
After careful deliberation it was decided that Isabella 12, [QLD] and Jack 12 [TAS] would join Siena 9 [VIC] and Sofia 12 [QLD] in the final four.