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This elimination was SO WRONG in my opinion!
MasterChef: The Professionals Elimination #8
Cameron Bailey, New South Wales, 26, Chef
It was game over for Cameron Bailey tonight, after he and Michael battled it out in the toughest challenge ever seen in the MasterChef: The Professionals kitchen. A head-to-head service challenge saw Cameron and Michael plan and prepare a six-dish menu for 120 guests. Continue reading »
The new year is barely upon us yet we are being bombarded by countless sneak peeks and promos for new shows “coming soon” in 2013 – which will only ramp up as the year gets under way.
Believe me, the networks generally know when they plan to air most shows but constantly hit us with those vague words “coming soon” or “new in 2013″ as actual air dates are closely guarded secrets until within a few weeks prior to the scheduled date. Continue reading »
Ten have confirmed that MasterChef will be moving to Melbourne.
After four incredible seasons based in Sydney, MasterChef Australia is spreading its culinary wings and heading south to the home of Australian food culture – Melbourne.
The recent sale of the Alexandria kitchen in Sydney sparked a search for a new location and an exciting opportunity to find a new home for the much-loved cooking show. Continue reading »
Here is Johnson Leung’s fantastic recap of the All Stars MasterClass:
Hayden and Julie were absent from the episode as they had other commitments. All other All-Stars were present. Continue reading »
This week on Masterchef sees the top 10 take part in Italy week. By the end of this week, there will be 8 left.
Flamboyant and self-assured, Andrew is a successful hairdresser with his own business.
The son of a truck driver and one of seven children, Andrew was raised in the countryside but says he has a “city heart”. As a teenager, he often starred in high school musicals.
Recently married for the second time, Andrew met his current wife when she served him in a café two years ago. They live with her children – and Andrew has two – children from his first marriage.
Andrew is inspired by the “creation” and invention elements of cooking and enjoys the challenge of having limited ingredients. His earliest food memory is making short crust pastry for apple pies with his Mum and he was making roasts for his family before he left home. Continue reading »
Julia is a legal secretary in a law firm and also a music teacher, teaching the piano to children. But she also has a market stall selling her cupcakes, spices and biscuits.
“I take off every second Friday to bake. I rent a kitchen in the local sporting hockey club and then I sell on the Saturday.”
Julia has been baking since she was eight years old. The first ‘dish’ she made was chocolate profiteroles.
Julia grew up in the country town of Gladstone and has been married for a year. She met her husband Justin at the pub she used to work at – he was her boss. Continue reading »
Amina is blessed with culinary expertise that originates from two different parts of the world – the Middle East and Asia – thanks to her Egyptian dad and South Korean mum.
Close to both her parents, but a self-confessed “Daddy’s girl”, Amina lives with her younger sister Eman, with whom she would one day love to own a funky but traditional Middle Eastern mezze restaurant.
“Eman would run the business and I would cook!”
Amina was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to Australia in the late 1980s. As a child, family life was centred on food and weekend trips to the produce markets. Her mum cooked through the week and father at the weekends – both bringing old family recipes and techniques to the table. Amina remembers the pickling her mum used to do and the fridge being full of jars and fresh vegetables. Continue reading »
Wade is a commercial labourer who would love to start again in the food industry. He passed up a secure job in the mines to pursue his MasterChef dream.
Wade has always been interested in learning more about what he is eating and is driven by seeing whether he can cook better than his Mum. He has been cooking since he was 12 and his first dish was a bruschetta.
“I started cooking in secret because I didn’t want any more chores to do!”
He hopes that MasterChef will help to refine his ambition – to have his own café with an emphasis on great seasonal produce. He also wants to be pushed out of his comfort zone and to give himself the best chance to change his life. Continue reading »