My Kitchen Rules (series 1)

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My Kitchen Rules (series 1)
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes16
Release
Original networkSeven Network
Original release1 February – 22 March 2010
Season chronology
Next →
Series 2 (2011)

The first season of the Australian competitive cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules premiered on the Seven Network on 1 February 2010.

Teams[edit]

State Group Members Relationship Status
QLD 2 Veronica and Shadi Abraham Childhood Sweethearts Winners 22 March (Grand Final)
VIC 1 Clint Yudelman and Noah Rose Best Mates Runners-Up 22 March (Grand Final)
NSW 1 Matthew and Gabe Moss Cop and Lawyer Eliminated 16 March (Semi-Final)
QLD 1 Tanja Smith and Gen Latham Sisters Eliminated 16 March (Quarter-Final 3)
SA 1 Paul Wood and Mel Heilmann Flatmates Eliminated 15 March (Quarter-Final 2)
WA 2 Holly Anderson and Grace McGurk Best Friends Eliminated 9 March (Quarter-Final 1)
SA 2 Matt Michaelis and Melissa Edwards Happily Divorced Eliminated 8 March (Kitchen Cook-Off)
VIC 2 Rowan Booth and Sophia Lindsay Workmates Eliminated 8 March (Kitchen Cook-Off)
NSW 2 Deb Szabo and Ben Sippel Dating Eliminated 2 March (IR: Round 2)
WA 1 Marc and Natalie Ferron Teachers Eliminated 15 February (IR: Round 1)

Elimination History[edit]

Teams' Competition Progress
Round: Instant Restaurants Kitchen Cook-Off Quarter-Finals Semi-Final Grand Final
1 2 1 2 3
Teams: Progress
QLD Veronica & Shadi N/A 1st
(70)
N/A N/A 1st
(45)
1st
(36)
Champions
(53)
VIC Clint & Noah 4th
(60)
N/A 1st
(16)
N/A 1st
(48)
N/A N/A Runners-Up
(49)
NSW Matthew & Gabe 2nd
(66)
N/A 1st
(38)
N/A N/A 2nd
(33)
Eliminated
(Episode 14)
QLD Tanja & Gen 3rd
(62)
N/A 2nd
(15)
N/A N/A 2nd
(44)
Eliminated
(Episode 14)
SA Paul & Mel 1st
(74)
N/A N/A 2nd
(21)
Eliminated
(Episode 13)
WA Holly & Grace N/A 2nd
(66)
2nd
(37)
Eliminated
(Episode 12)
SA Matt & Melissa N/A 3rd
(56)
3rd
(13)
Eliminated
(Episode 11)
VIC Rowan & Sophia N/A 4th
(52)
4th
(11)
Eliminated
(Episode 11)
NSW Deb & Ben N/A 5th
(49)
Eliminated
(Episode 10)
WA Marc & Natalie 5th
(58)
Eliminated
(Episode 5)
Cell Descriptions
Team won a challenge, People's Choice, cooked the best dish or received the highest score for the round.
Team proceeded straight through to the Grand Final.
Team lost a challenge, cooked the weakest dish or received a low score and must compete in an additional round or challenge.
Safe Team was safe from elimination after passing a challenge. (If applicable, team was safe after the challenge listed in bold)
PC = People's Choice, HQ = Kitchen Headquarters challenge, SD = Sudden Death
Team advanced to next round.
SD Team competed in a Sudden Death Cook-Off and became safe from elimination.
SD Team was eliminated after losing in a Sudden Death Cook-Off or round.
Immune From winning the previous challenge, the team was immune from elimination and was not required to participate.
N/A Results do not apply as the team was not allocated to this challenge or round.

Competition Details[edit]

Instant Restaurants[edit]

During the Instant Restaurant rounds, each team hosts a three-course dinner for judges and fellow teams in their allocated group. They are scored and ranked among their group, with the lowest scoring team being eliminated.

Round 1[edit]

  • Episodes 1 to 5
  • Airdate – 1 February to 15 February
  • Description – The first of the two instant restaurant groups are introduced into the competition in Round 1. The lowest scoring team at the end of this round is eliminated.
Instant Restaurant Summary
Group 1
Team and Episode Details Guest Scores Pete's Scores Manu's Scores Total
(out of 100)
Rank Result
M&G C&N T&G M&N P&M Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
NSW Mossy & Gabe 7 7 6 6 8 8 8 9 8 9 76 2nd Safe
Ep 1 1 February Monterey Cottage
Dishes Entrée Turmeric Crusted Barramundi with Wild Rocket and Tzatziki
Main Rib Eye Fillet with Mustard Kipfler Mash, Beans and Red Wine Port Onion Jus
Dessert Baked Lime Cheesecake with Fresh Cream and a Lime Cheek
VIC Clint & Noah 6 7 7 8 7 3 10 7 4 10 69 4th Through to Kitchen Cook-Off
Ep 2 2 February My Cousin Pescatore
Dishes Entrée Lobster Risotto with Shaved Asparagus, Vanilla and Truffle
Main Trout Ravioli with White Wine, Cream & Zucchini Sauce
Dessert Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake with Crème Fraiche and Cinnamon Poached Pear
QLD Tanja & Gen 7 6 7 8 10 4 8 9 5 8 72 3rd Through to Kitchen Cook-Off
Ep 3 8 February Bay of Bliss
Dishes Entrée Stradbroke Island Oysters, Bay Scallops, Prawn Wontons and Moreton Bay Mud Crab
Main Lemon Myrtle Lamb Backstrap with Rice Pilaf, Roasted Tomatoes and Minted Pea Salad
Dessert Vanilla Panna Cotta with Champagne Strawberries, Sabayon and Summer Berry Fruit Salad
WA Marc & Natalie 7 6 7 9 10 6 4 9 6 4 68 5th Eliminated
Ep 4 9 February Luminant
Dishes Entrée Twice Baked Gorgonzola Soufflè with Caramelised Pear and Vermouth Fondue
Main Confit Duck Breast with Spiced Couscous, Wilted Greens and Sour Cherry & Star Anise Sauce
Dessert Kulfi Brûlée with Pistachio and White Chocolate Macaroon
SA Paul & Mel 8 7 9 8 8 10 8 8 9 9 84 1st Safe
Ep 5 15 February Left of Centre
Dishes Entrée Panchetta and Broad Bean Risotto
Main Venison Loin Fanned Over a Field Mushroom with Bacon Strips and Bloody Mary Sauce
Dessert Cherry Consommé, Raspberry Truffle, Blackberry Meringue and Strawberry & Fig Martini

Round 2[edit]

  • Episodes 6 to 10
  • Airdate – 16 February to 2 March
  • Description – The second group now start their Instant Restaurant round. The same rules from the previous round apply and the lowest scoring team is eliminated.
Instant Restaurant Summary
Group 2
Team and Episode Details Guest Scores Pete's Scores Manu's Scores Total
(out of 100)
Rank Result
D&B V&S R&S H&G M&M Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
NSW Deb & Ben 8 5 6 6 4 5 8 5 4 8 59 5th Eliminated
Ep 6 16 February Under the Stars
Dishes Entrée Smoked Trout, Labne and Lime Timbale
Main Saltbush Lamb with Fondant Potatoes, Asparagus and Beans
Dessert Wattleseed Crème Caramel with Double Cream
QLD Veronica & Shadi 8 8 9 8 10 9 5 10 8 4 79 1st Safe
Ep 7 22 February Cucina Arrabella
Dishes Entrée Garlic Chili Tiger Prawns with Sicilian Orange and Fennel Stack
Main Pan Fried Snapper with Tahini Sauce, Fattoush and Labne
Dessert Chocolate and Ricotta Filled Dumplings with Ginger-Infused Apple Sauce
VIC Rowan & Sophia 7 6 8 8 4 8 4 4 9 4 62 4th Through to Kitchen Cook-Off
Ep 8 23 February Montarre
Dishes Entrée Pan Fried Cod with Desert Lime Sauce and Rocket & Spinach Salad
Main Crispy Skin Pigeon with Spicy Honey Glaze, Taro Mash and Greens
Dessert Macadamia & Quandong Tart with Gippsland Cream
WA Holly & Grace 7 7 8 8 5 8 10 6 8 9 76 2nd Safe
Ep 9 1 March Hot Summer Night
Dishes Entrée Strawberry Salad with Prosciutto, Grilled Haloumi and Balsamic Glaze
Main Duck Ragout with Fresh Pappardelle Pasta
Dessert Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango and Palm Sugar Caramel
SA Matt & Melissa 5 6 6 7 5 6 10 5 6 10 66 3rd Through to Kitchen Cook-Off
Ep 10 2 March East Garden
Dishes Entrée Yabbie Tails with Leek in Ravioli with Bisque
Main Hunter's Rabbit with Gypsy Speck and Roasted Vegetables
Dessert Poached Pear with Ice-Cream and Hazelnut Praline

Kitchen Cook-Off[edit]

  • Episode 11
  • Airdate – 8 March
  • Description – The 3rd and 4th ranked teams from each instant restaurant round competed against one another in a Kitchen Cook-Off, cooking a signature dish. Pete and Manu scored each dish, and the two lowest scoring teams were eliminated.
Kitchen Cook-Off Summary
Kitchen Cook-Off
Team Pete's Scores Manu's Scores Total
(out of 20)
Rank Result
VIC Clint & Noah 8 8 16 1st Safe
Dish Lamb Backstrap in Filo with Pea & Mint Puree and Potato & Mushroom Cake
QLD Tanja & Gen 8 7 15 2nd Safe
Dish Lamb Kofta with Couscous Salad and Ratatouille Stack
SA Matt & Melissa 7 6 13 3rd Eliminated
Dish Lamb Noisettes with Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Pea Tendrils, Baby Carrots and Roasted Potatoes
VIC Rowan & Sophia 6 5 11 4th Eliminated
Dish Rack of Lamb with Croquettes, Spinach, Mushrooms, Lemon Myrtle Aioli and Rocket Mayonnaise

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • Episode 12
  • Airdate – 9 March
  • Description – Mossy & Gabe and Holly & Grace competed against each other in the first Quarter Final. The lower scoring team is eliminated and the winning team advances through to the Semi-Finals.
Quarter-Final Cook-Off Results
Quarter-Final 1
Team Judge's Scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Jacqui Tobie Pete Manu
NSW Mossy & Gabe 5 7 7 7 6 6 38 Safe
Dishes Entrée Masterstock Pork Belly with Asian Greens
Main Chicken Thighs in Prosciutto with Napolitana Sauce
Dessert Coconut Pie with Mango Coulis
WA Holly & Grace 6 6 6 6 6 7 37 Eliminated
Dishes Entrée Fresh Beetroot & Goat's Curd Stack
Main Porcini Risotto with Sautéed Mushrooms
Dessert Vanilla Bean Meringue with Rhubarb & Berry Compote

Round 2[edit]

  • Episode 13
  • Airdate – 15 March
  • Description – Clint & Noah and Paul & Mel competed against each other in the second Quarter Final, with the lower scoring team being eliminated. As Clint & Noah received the highest score overall, they proceeded straight through to the Grand Final.
Quarter-Final Cook-Off Results
Quarter-Final 2
Team Judge's Scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Jacqui Tobie Pete Manu
VIC Clint & Noah 8 8 8 8 8 8 48 Through to Grand Final
Dishes Entrée Pan Seared Scallops on Cauliflower Purée
Main Blue Eye Trevalla with Harissa Crust and Tabouli Salad
Dessert Middle-Eastern Cigars with Cardamom Ice-Cream
SA Paul & Mel 3 3 4 4 4 3 21 Eliminated
Dishes Entrée Beetroot Gnocchi with Blue Cheese
Main Pepper Berry Kangaroo with Strawberry Sauce
Dessert Sticky Date Pudding with Summer Fruit

Round 3[edit]

  • Episode 14
  • Airdate – 16 March
  • Description – Veronica & Shadi and Tanja & Gen competed against each other in the third Quarter Final. The lower scoring team is eliminated and the winning team advances through to the Semi-Finals.
Quarter-Final Cook-Off Results
Quarter-Final 3
Team Judge's Scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Jacqui Tobie Pete Manu
QLD Veronica & Shadi 8 8 7 8 7 7 45 Safe
Dishes Entrée Eggplant Parmigiana with Panko Crumb Garnish and Balsamic Glaze
Main Sicilian Sausages with Leek Mash, Tomatoes and Radicchio Salad
Dessert Lemon & Almond Tortina with Caramelised Figs and Citrus Mascarpone
QLD Tanja & Gen 7 8 6 8 8 7 44 Eliminated
Dishes Entrée Leek & Gruyere Tart with Onion Jam and Fig & Rocket Salad
Main Limoncello Chicken with Zucchini Spaghetti and Roasted Vegetables
Dessert Jaffa Friand with Chocolate Ganache, Chantilly Cream and Orange Salad

Semi-Final[edit]

  • Episode 15
  • Airdate – 16 March
  • Description – Veronica & Shadi and Mossy & Gabe competed against each other, cooking a signature dish worthy of the last spot in the Grand Final. The winner proceeds through to the Grand Final and the lower scoring team is eliminated.
Semi-Final Cook-Off Results
Semi-Final 1
Team Judge's Scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Jacqui Tobie Pete Manu
QLD Veronica & Shadi 6 6 6 6 6 6 36 Through to Grand Final
Dish Handmade Pasta with Pancetta, Silverbeet, Ricotta and Goat's Curd
NSW Mossy & Gabe 5 5 6 5 6 6 33 Eliminated
Dish Ocean Trout Confit with Green Vegetable Slaw, Chive Oil and Hollandaise Sauce

Grand Final[edit]

  • Episode 16
  • Airdate – 22 March
  • Description – The top two teams face off in the Grand Final. Each team cooks a three course meal served to eliminated teams, friends and family. The guest judges return for the final verdict of awarding the $100,000 prize to the winners. The teams also wear proper chef attire and have their Instant Restaurant represented.
Grand Final Results
Grand Final
Team Judge's Scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Jacqui Tobie Pete Manu
QLD Veronica & Shadi 9 9 9 8 9 9 53 Champions
Cucina Arrabella
Dishes Entrée Squid with Rocket and Garlic Aioli
Main Swordfish with Eggplant and Anchovies
Dessert Orange Blossom Custard with Kataifi Pastry
VIC Clint & Noah 8 9 8 8 8 8 49 Runners-Up
My Cousin Pescatore
Dishes Entrée Tuna Carpaccio with Fennel Salad
Main Duck à l'Orange with Red Cabbage
Dessert Raspberry Tart with Crème Patissiere

Ratings[edit]

Colour Key:
     – Highest Rating
     – Lowest Rating
     – Elimination Episode
     – Finals Week
Week Episode Airdate Viewers
(in millions)
Nightly
Rank
Source
1 1 Instant Restaurant 1-1: Mossy & Gabe Monday, 1 February 1.103 #9 [1]
2 Instant Restaurant 1-2: Clint & Noah Tuesday, 2 February 1.182 #5
2 3 Instant Restaurant 1-3: Tanja & Gen Monday, 8 February 1.328 #4 [2]
4 Instant Restaurant 1-4: Marc & Natalie Tuesday, 9 February 1.107 #8
3 5 Instant Restaurant 1-5: Paul & Mel Monday, 15 February 1.471 #1 [3]
6 Instant Restaurant 2-1: Deb & Ben Tuesday, 16 February 1.214 #7
4 7 Instant Restaurant 2-2: Veronica & Shadi Sunday, 22 February 1.194 #6 [4]
8 Instant Restaurant 2-3: Rowan & Sophia Monday, 23 February 1.355 #3
5 9 Instant Restaurant 2-4: Holly & Grace Monday, 1 March 1.408 #3 [5]
10 Instant Restaurant 2-5: Matt & Melissa Tuesday, 2 March 1.400 #2
6 11 Kitchen Cook-Off Monday, 8 March 1.396 #5 [6]
12 Quarter-Final 1 Tuesday, 9 March 1.462 #2
7 13 Quarter-Final 2 Monday, 15 March 1.355 #4 [7]
14 Quarter-Final 3 & Semi-Final Tuesday, 16 March 1.563 #1
8 15 Grand Final Monday, 22 March 1.525 #1 [8]

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