My Kitchen Rules (series 5)

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My Kitchen Rules (series 5)
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes48
Release
Original networkSeven Network
Original release27 January – 29 April 2014
Season chronology
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Series 4 (2013)
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Series 6 (2015)

The fifth season of the Australian competitive cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules premiered on the Seven Network on 27 January 2014.

Format Changes[edit]

  • The Food Truck — From the Top 12 to Top 9 rounds, teams were divided into two groups, cooking in a restaurant-like environment. Members of the public were served the dishes and paid for what they believed the meal was worth. The group that made the most money won the challenge whilst the losing group had to compete in a following cook-off to avoid elimination. The truck was run by chef, Colin Fassnidge.
  • The Jury — From the Top 12 to Top 9 cook-off rounds, a jury was present and were able to save/send one of the competing teams to/from elimination. The jury was formed by the teams from the winning group of the Food Truck, and, if applicable, the People's Choice winner.
  • People Choice Winners — A slight change of rules was used for this season due to the inclusion of the Food Truck. Unlike previous seasons, the winner did not always receive immunity from elimination. To ensure there were even teams for the Food Truck, some winners were given an advantage instead, such as being able to select the teams or ingredients. This was applicable to People's Choice challenges 2 & 4.
  • Ultimate Instant Restaurant — The Top 5 teams headed back home to compete in an Ultimate Instant Restaurant round. They had to prepare two dishes for each course, with guest teams having the choice of which dish they wanted to order.

Teams[edit]

State Group Members Relationship Status
SA 2 Bree May & Jessica Liebich Proud Mums Winners 29 April (Grand Final)
WA 1 Chloe James & Kelly Ramsay Well Travelled Friends Runners-Up 29 April (Grand Final)
VIC 1 Helena & Vikki Moursellas Twins Eliminated 28 April (Semi-Finals)
QLD 1 Paul Bullpitt & Blair Tonkin Surfer Dads Eliminated 27 April (Semi-Finals)
TAS 2 Thalia Papadakis & Bianca Johnston Besties Eliminated 23 April (Top 5: UIR)
NSW G Cathy & Anna Lisle Mother and Daughter Eliminated 7 April (Top 7: Group 2)
VIC G Josh Geard & Danielle Najda Experimental Foodies Eliminated 2 April (Top 7: Group 1)
NSW G Carly & Tresne Hart Teacher and Estate Agent Eliminated 31 March (Top 8)
NSW 2 Uel & Shannelle Lim Newlyweds Eliminated 25 March (Top 9)
VIC 2 Harry Curtis & Christo Gibson Best Mates Eliminated 18 March (Top 10)
NSW 1 Annie & Jason Chesworth Married Cheesemakers Eliminated 11 March (Top 11)
SA 1 Deb & Rick Payne Married 38 Years Eliminated 4 March (Top 12)
QLD 2 David Kirk & Corinne Wieland Couple Two Years Eliminated 25 February (IR: Round 3)
WA 2 Jess Anderson & Felix Kemmer Designer and Miner Eliminated 16 February (IR: Round 2)
ACT 1 Andrew Hinge & Emelia Vimalasiri Newly Dating Eliminated 4 February (IR: Round 1)

Elimination History[edit]

Teams' Competition Progress
Round: Instant Restaurants Top 12 Top 11 Top 10 Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 5 Semi-Finals Grand Final
1 2 3 PC FT HQ PC FT HQ PC FT HQ PC FT HQ PC HQ PC Grp 1 Grp 2 UIR 1 2
Team Progress
Bree & Jessica N/A 1st
(90)
N/A Lose Judge’s
Choice
Safe Jury Safe Jury Lose Safe
(Showdown)
SD
(39)

(Grp 2)
N/A SD
(51)
3rd
(63)
N/A 1st
(52)
Winners
(54)
Chloe & Kelly 5th
(49)
N/A 3rd
(68)
Safe Jury Lose Safe
(Showdown)
Lose Safe
(Showdown)
Win Safe Jury Safe
(Rapid C.)
DNP 2
(Grp 1)
Safe N/A 4th
(59)
1st
(47)
N/A Runners-up
(52)
Helena & Vikki 1st
(95)
N/A N/A Lose Safe
(Showdown)
Lose Safe
(Showdown)
Lose Out SD
(40)
Lose Judge’s
Choice
Safe
(Showdown)

(Grp 1)
SD
(39)
N/A 2nd
(65)
N/A 2nd
(42)
Eliminated
(Episode 47)
Paul & Blair 3rd
(79)
N/A N/A Win Immune Jury Lose Judge’s
Choice
Safe Jury Lose Jury's
Choice
Win Immune Win Immune
(Through to Top 5)
1st
(70)
2nd
(46)
Eliminated
(Episode 46)
Thalia & Bianca N/A 2nd
(85)
N/A Lose Jury's
Choice
Safe Jury Safe Jury Safe Jury Safe
(Rapid C.)

(Grp 2)
N/A Safe 5th
(58)
Eliminated
(Episode 45)
Cathy & Anna Not in the competition 1st
(89)
Safe Jury Lose Jury's
Choice
Win Immune Jury Safe Jury Safe
(Rapid C.)

(Grp 2)
N/A SD
(50)
Eliminated
(Episode 40)
Josh & Danielle Not in the competition 5th
(51)
Safe Jury Safe Jury Lose Judge’s
Choice
1
Lose Out SD
(45)
Safe
(Showdown)

(Grp 1)
SD
(35)
Eliminated
(Episode 39)
Carly & Tresne Not in the competition 2nd
(74)
Safe Jury Lose Out SD
(39)
Lose Jury's
Choice
1
Safe Jury Lose SD
(38)
Eliminated
(Episode 37)
Uel & Shannelle N/A 3rd
(53)
N/A Lose Out SD
(41)
Win Safe Jury Safe Jury Lose SD
(43)
Eliminated
(Episode 34)
Harry & Christo N/A 5th
(44)
4th
(65)
Lose Safe
(Showdown)
Safe Jury Lose SD
(33)
Eliminated
(Episode 30)
Annie & Jason 2nd
(82)
N/A N/A Safe Jury Lose SD
(37)
Eliminated
(Episode 26)
Deb & Rick 4th
(69)
N/A N/A Lose SD
(35)
Eliminated
(Episode 22)
David & Corinne N/A 4th
(46)
6th
(27)
Eliminated
(Episode 18)
Jess & Felix N/A 6th
(43)
Eliminated
(Episode 12)
Andrew & Emelia 6th
(47)
Eliminated
(Episode 6)
Cell Descriptions
Team passed the challenge and will continue to the next challenge.
^2 (DNP: Due to family matters, Chloe and Kelly did not participate in this challenge)
Win Team won the challenge or round (e.g. People's Choice).
Lose Team lost the challenge or cooked the weakest dish and must compete in an additional cook-off challenge or round.
Safe Team became safe from elimination after winning/passing the challenge.
Judge’s
Choice
Team was made safe from elimination from being selected by the judges. (Rapid Cook-Off only)
^1 (Note: In this cook-off, the judges sent the weakest team to the Showdown instead, thus saving this team)
Jury's
Choice
Team was made safe from elimination from being selected by the teams' jury. (Rapid Cook-Off only)
^1 (Note: In this cook-off, the jury were asked to send the weakest team to the Showdown, thus saving this team)
SD Team won the Sudden Death cook-off is safe from elimination.
SD Team was eliminated after losing the Sudden Death cook-off or round.
Immune From winning the previous challenge, team was immune from elimination and was not required to participate.
Out Team was already sent to Sudden Death and sat out of this challenge.
Jury Team was a member of the teams' jury for that round.
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 6
  • Airdate — 27 January to 4 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 110)
Rank Result
A&J A&E P&B H&V D&R C&K Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
NSW Annie & Jason 7 7 7 6 7 8 9 8 7 9 7 82 2nd Safe
Ep 1 27 January The Milk Barn
Dishes Entree Goats Cheese Croquettes with Rocket & Apple Salad
Main Fillet Steak with Sweet Potato Purée
Dessert Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Shards
ACT Andrew & Emelia 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 7 1 5 7 47 6th Eliminated
Ep 2 28 January Berralicious
Dishes Entree Shrimp in a Barrel
Main Gourmet Gumbo
Dessert Chocolate Cherry Tart with Kirsch Cream
QLD Paul & Blair 6 7 7 6 8 10 6 7 9 7 6 79 3rd Safe
Ep 3 29 January Swell
Dishes Entree Salt and Pepper Quail with Lemon Pepper Dipping Sauce
Main Spicy Indonesian Chicken Curry
Dessert Rum Chocolate Pots with Salted Caramel Toffee
VIC Helena & Vikki 8 8 8 9 8 10 9 10 10 6 9 95 1st Safe
Ep 4 2 February Didima
Dishes Entree Squid Wraps with Tomato Salad
Main Hapuku with Black Olive Sauce
Dessert Orange and Clove Semolina Cake with Spiced Mascarpone
SA Deb & Rick 5 5 6 7 6 5 7 8 5 8 8 69 4th Safe
Ep 5 3 February Deb and Rick's
Dishes Entree Prawn, Fennel & Potato Crisp with Mustard Dressing
Main Pesto Filled Ocean Trout with Potato Mash
Dessert Deb's Trifle
WA Chloe & Kelly 5 3 5 2 3 3 9 2 5 8 4 49 5th Through to Round 3
Ep 6 4 February Nouveau
Dishes Entree Trio of Cheese
Main Peasants Paella with Rabbit and Snails
Dessert Millefeuille with Passion Fruit Custard and Lime Tequila Curd

Round 2[edit]

  • Episodes 7 to 12
  • Airdate — 5 February to 16 February
  • 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 110)
Rank Result
U&S D&C T&B H&C B&J J&F Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
NSW Uel & Shannelle 4 5 5 6 5 5 6 3 5 6 3 53 3rd Safe
Ep 7 5 February Hand in Hand
Dishes Entree Grilled Lobster with Pumpkin Dipping Soup and Pancetta Crisp
Main Lamb Shank Pie with Pea Mash
Dessert S'mores Pie
QLD David & Corinne 4 4 3 5 2 5 4 3 5 4 4 46 4th Through to Round 3
Ep 8 9 February The Quarter Deck
Dishes Entree Crayfish Stack with Lime Mayonnaise
Main Mud Crab Angel Hair Pasta
Dessert Tropical Eton Mess with Spun Sugar
TAS Thalia & Bianca 8 8 8 8 7 10 7 7 10 6 6 85 2nd Safe
Ep 9 10 February The Market Kitchen
Dishes Entree Grandma's Brandy Pâté with Homemade Brioche and Chutney
Main Fish and Chips
Dessert Bombe Alaska
VIC Harry & Christo 5 2 6 5 3 7 2 2 7 2 3 44 5th Through to Round 3
Ep 10 11 February The Green House
Dishes Entree Caramelized Onion Tart
Main Prosciutto & Smoked Mozzarella Rolled Veal with Potato Croquettes
Dessert Blueberry and Frangipane Tart with Blueberry Ripple Ice-Cream
SA Bree & Jessica 8 9 8 8 8 10 10 5 10 9 5 90 1st Safe
Ep 11 12 February Sage
Dishes Entree Scallops with Wilted Bitter Greens and Stilton Dressing
Main Salt Baked Chateaubriand with Chervil Béarnaise and Pommes Frites
Dessert Raspberry Mousse Cake with Macerated Berries and Sugar Crusted Almonds
WA Jess & Felix 4 3 5 3 6 3 1 7 4 2 6 43 6th Eliminated
Ep 12 16 February Baroque Haus
Dishes Entree Pork Belly Two Ways
Main Confit of Duck Cigars with Cherry & Shiraz Sauce and Margaret River Brie
Dessert Mint Slice with Macadamia Praline

Round 3 (Gatecrasher Round)[edit]

  • Episodes 13 to 18
  • Airdate — 17 February to 25 February
  • Description — In the third round of instant restaurants, the three lowest scoring safe teams in the first two groups combined, were to compete in another instant restaurant round. From here, three newly introduced 'gatecrasher' teams also joined the round. As per the first two rounds, the same format of scoring is repeated and the lowest scoring team is eliminated .
Instant Restaurant Summary
Round 3
Team and Episode Details Guest Scores Pete's Scores Manu's Scores Total
(out of 110)
Rank Result
C&T C&K J&D H&C D&C C&A Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
NSW Carly & Tresne 7 7 7 6 5 7 9 5 7 8 6 74 2nd Safe
Ep 13 17 February Inspire
Dishes Entree Beetroot Tart with Goat's Cheese Mousse and Balsamic Reduction
Main Beef Fillet with Parsnip Purée, Beetroot & Red Wine Discs and Red Wine Jus
Dessert Caramel Divine
WA Chloe & Kelly 7 5 5 4 6 10 6 5 10 6 4 68 3rd Safe
Ep 14 18 February Nouveau
Dishes Entree Poached Marron on Crab Pillow with Truffle Emulsion.
Main Chicken Confit with Brussels Sprouts, Speck and Mushroom Sauce
Dessert Cannoli with Chocolate and Orange Ricotta served with Espresso tini
VIC Josh & Danielle 7 4 4 3 2 3 5 5 5 5 5 51 5th Safe
Ep 15 19 February Alchemy
Dishes Entree Oxtail and Mushroom Gyoza with Hazelnut Oil, Grape Vinaigrette and Apple Sphere
Main Sous Vide Salmon with Cinnamon Biscuit, Vanilla Mayonnaise, Pea and Radish
Dessert Banana Parfait with Maple Syrup Bacon
VIC Harry & Christo 6 6 4 5 9 3 7 8 4 8 8 65 4th Safe
Ep 16 23 February The Green House
Dishes Entree Calamari Sautéed in Capsicum & Garlic Infused Olive Oil with Seasonal Leaves
Main Roast Pheasant with Bread Sauce and Beetroot Salad
Dessert Baked Stone Fruit with Amaretti Crumble and Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream
QLD David & Corinne 7 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 27 6th Eliminated
Ep 17 24 February The Quarter Deck
Dishes Entree Corn Soup with Avocado and Grilled Tiger Prawns
Main Pork Medallions with Cauliflower Purée, Green Beans and Mushroom Sauce
Dessert Chocolate Cake with Candied Liqueur Oranges
NSW Cathy & Anna 8 8 8 7 8 9 7 10 9 6 10 89 1st Safe
Ep 18 25 February The Country Manor
Dishes Entree Seared Scotch Fillet with Eggplant Caviar, Fennel Chips, Baby Herbs and Homemade Aioli
Main Walcha Lamb Loin with Potato Galette, Beetroot, Asparagus and Orange & Mint Sauce
Dessert Petit Apple Lattice Pies with Spiced Crème Anglaise

Top 12[edit]

People's Choice 1: Breakfast at Central[edit]

  • Episode 19
  • Airdate — 26 February 2014
  • LocationCentral railway station, Sydney
  • Description — Teams must cook and serve a convenient, on-the-go breakfast for Sydney's commuters at Central Station. The public voted for their favourite dish, with the team receiving the most votes, safe from elimination. Pete and Manu decided on the weakest team to head into the first Sudden Death cook-off.
People's Choice Challenge 1
Team Dish Result
QLD Paul & Blair Cheesy Bacon and Egg Pie with a Rocket Salad People's Choice
NSW Annie & Jason Chorizo and Goat's Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole Through to Food Truck challenge
SA Bree & Jessica Congee with Chinese Sausage and Egg
NSW Carly & Tresne Pear and Raspberry Friand with Baked Pear
NSW Cathy & Anna Moist Banana Bread with Caramelised Banana and Honey Ricotta
WA Chloe & Kelly Mediterranean Baked Eggs with Crusty Bread and Feta Whip
SA Deb & Rick Ricotta and Potato Bake with Crispy Bacon and Relish
VIC Harry & Christo Trio of Toasties
VIC Helena & Vikki Breakfast Lamb Gözleme with Tzatziki
VIC Josh & Danielle 62 Degree Eggs with Bacon Jam and Asparagus
TAS Thalia & Bianca Savoury Pancakes with Caramelised Onions and Chutney
NSW Uel & Shannelle Poached Salmon with 60/60 Eggs, Rice and Spices Through to Sudden Death

Food Truck 1: Cronulla, NSW[edit]

  • Episode 20
  • Airdate — 2 March 2014
  • LocationNorth Cronulla Beach, NSW
  • Description — Teams are split into two groups (white aprons and black aprons) and must each run a restaurant for real paying customers. Each group consists of five teams and must cook an appetiser, two mains and two desserts. One team from each group is assigned as Head Chef and Maître d' and must make sure their group have their food orders ready and in line for service. The group that earns the most money is safe from elimination, while the losing group face a kitchen cook-off.
Food Truck 1
White Group Menu Result
VIC Josh (Head Chef) Appetiser Seared Tuna Nicoise Safe
Danielle (Maître d')
NSW Cathy & Anna Main Crispy Skin Ocean Trout with Lentils and Salsa Verde
WA Chloe & Kelly Surf 'n' Turf: Eye Fillet with Prawns and Twice Cooked Chips
NSW Annie & Jason Dessert Chocolate Ganache and Shortbread Stack
NSW Carly & Tresne Deconstructed Lemon and Raspberry Tart
Black Group Menu Result
VIC Helena (Head Chef) Appetiser Prawn Cocktail Through to Kitchen cook-off
Vikki (Maître d')
SA Bree & Jessica Main Braised Pork Belly with White Bean Ragu and Salsa Verde
SA Deb & Rick Rack of Lamb with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Mint Sauce
VIC Harry & Christo Dessert Flourless Chocolate Torte with Macerated Berries
TAS Thalia & Bianca Lemon and Lime Citrus Meringue Crumble

Kitchen Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 21
  • Airdate — 3 March 2014
  • Description — The Kitchen cook-off is divided into two parts.

Rapid cook-off: Meat & 3 Veg — Teams must create a 'Meat & 3 Veg' dish in 45 minutes. The selection of meat (pork, chicken, beef, duck or lamb) was determined by the bench they chose to stand at. Any three vegetables were able to be used. In a new twist, the remaining safe teams became The Jury and were able to save one of the teams through a blind tasting. A second team was saved by Pete and Manu.
Showdown: Family Favourites — The remaining three teams headed into the Showdown, where they were challenged to cook a family favourite meal in one hour. The weakest team from here heads into the Sudden Death cook-off against Uel & Shannelle.

Rapid cook-off
Team Dish Result
SA Bree & Jessica Beef Steak with Potato Mash, Sweet Potato Chips and Chimichurri Sauce Safe (Judge's Choice)
TAS Thalia & Bianca Chicken Breast with Mushroom Purée, Baby Carrots and Asparagus Safe (Jury's Choice)
SA Deb & Rick Crispy Skin Duck with Asian Style Vegetables Through to Showdown
VIC Harry & Christo Greek Style Lamb with Zucchini Salad and Roast Potatoes
VIC Helena & Vikki Pork Cutlet with Fennel Salad and Crunchy Potatoes
Showdown
Team Dish Result
VIC Harry & Christo Chicken Schnitzel with Coleslaw, Sweet Potato Chips and Roasted Tomatoes Safe
VIC Helena & Vikki Pork and Beef Meatballs with Fettuccine and Parmesan Wafers
SA Deb & Rick Caramelised Chicken with Jasmine Rice Salad and Chilli Coconut Dressing Through to Sudden Death

Sudden Death[edit]

  • Episode 22
  • Airdate — 4 March 2014
  • Description — The first Sudden Death cook-off for the series. Each team must produce a three-course menu for guest judges and Pete and Manu. Following its success from last year, blind tastings were re-introduced as the judging format. All judges score the entire menu out of 10 and the lower scoring team is eliminated.
Sudden Death cook-off results
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
NSW Uel & Shannelle 7 7 7 6 7 7 41 Safe
Dishes Entree Singaporean Chilli Soft Shell Crab
Main Braised Pork Belly with Quail Eggs and Asian Greens
Dessert Coconut Filled Pandan Crêpes
SA Deb & Rick 6 6 5 5 7 6 35 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Prawn and Avocado Tart
Main Spiced Lamb Shanks with Green Beans and Sweet Potato and Carrot Purée
Dessert Sticky Date Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

Top 11[edit]

People's Choice 2: School Lunch[edit]

  • Episode 23
  • Airdate — 5 March 2014
  • LocationBankstown Public School
  • Description — For this challenge, teams headed back to primary school to create a healthy lunch for 200 kids. The students voted for their favourite lunch, with one team winning the Children's Choice. On the other end, Pete and Manu sent one team directly into the next Sudden Death cook-off. The Children's Choice winners will gain an advantage at the next Food Truck challenge.
People's Choice Challenge 2
Team Dish Result
NSW Uel & Shannelle Fish Fingers with Roast Potato Salad Children's Choice
NSW Annie & Jason Chicken Nuggets with Sweet Potato Chips and Corn on the Cob Through to Food Truck challenge
SA Bree & Jessica Potato Gnocchi with Cheesy Bolognese
NSW Cathy & Anna Beef and Apple Sausage Rolls with Fruit Skewers
WA Chloe & Kelly Turkey Nachos with Spelt Chips and BBQ Corn Salsa
VIC Harry & Christo Lamb Pita Pockets with Freckles
VIC Helena & Vikki Chicken Burgers with Spinach Balls
VIC Josh & Danielle Soft Shell Beef Tacos
QLD Paul & Blair Crunchy Snapper with Grilled Zucchini Fritters
TAS Thalia & Bianca Mini Cottage Pies with Sour Cream Pastry
NSW Carly & Tresne Pizza Pinwheels with Root Vegetable Chips Through to Sudden Death

Food Truck 2: Melbourne, Vic[edit]

  • Episode 24
  • Airdate — 9 March 2014
  • LocationAustralian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank, Victoria
  • Description — The Food Truck has arrived in Melbourne, where teams are once again, split into two groups and each running competing restaurants. As winners of the previous People's Choice challenge, Uel and Shannelle were able to handpick their group members and form the white group. The remaining teams were formed as the black group. In the end, the group that earned the least amount of money is sent to the Kitchen cook-off to determine the next team going into Sudden Death.
Food Truck 2
White Group Menu Result
VIC Christo (Head Chef) Appetiser Chilled Cucumber Soup with Scallop Ceviche Safe
Harry (Maître d')
VIC Josh & Danielle Main Asian Spiced Sirloin with Umami Broth and Pak Choy
NSW Uel & Shannelle Crispy Fried Chicken with Peanut Vermicelli Salad
SA Bree & Jessica Dessert Sake Poached Pear with Ricotta Fritter and Zabaglione
TAS Thalia & Bianca Orange Syrup Cake with Caramelised Pineapple and Crème Fraîche
Black Group Menu Result
QLD Blair (Head Chef) Appetiser Beef Carpaccio with Celeriac Remoulade Through to Kitchen cook-off
Paul (Maître d')
NSW Annie & Jason Main Dukkah Crusted Salmon with Green Leaves and Roasted Beetroot
WA Chloe & Kelly Fillet of Lamb with Israeli Couscous and Persian Cigar
NSW Cathy & Anna Dessert Macadamia Tartlets with Caramelised Apple
VIC Helena & Vikki Lemon Curd Loukoumades with Honey Thyme Syrup

Kitchen Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 25
  • Airdate — 10 March 2014
  • Description — Two cook-offs were held. Two teams selected by the judges and teams' jury were safe after the rapid cook-off. The remaining three teams headed into the following showdown. The lowest performing team from here heads into the Sudden Death cook-off.

Rapid cook-off: Fridge Favourites — Teams had to create a dish using ingredients from a stranger's fridge. Through Facebook, fans of the show shared their list of ingredients in their fridges and five of them were used in this challenge
Showdown: Judge's Ingredients — For this challenge, teams used ingredients that judges, Pete and Manu use in their own fridge. Each judge had two crates of the same ingredients on offer and contestants were able choose which judge's ingredients they wish to use. As there were only three teams, one of the judge's crates was not used.

Rapid cook-off
Team Dish Result
QLD Paul & Blair Crispy Skin Barramundi with Rocket Pesto And Green Peas, Asparagus and Bacon Safe (Judge's Choice)
NSW Cathy & Anna Pork Cutlets with Balsamic Apples and Potato Mash Safe (Jury's Choice)
NSW Annie & Jason Herb Crusted Lamb Rack with Vegetable and Haloumi Stack and Roasted Tomatoes Through to Showdown
WA Chloe & Kelly Salmon with Potato Rösti and Asparagus and Radish Salad
VIC Helena & Vikki Chicken Roulade with Mushroom Sauce and Zucchini Salad
Showdown
Team Dish Result
WA Chloe & Kelly (Manu) Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Purée and Crispy Bone Marrow Safe
VIC Helena & Vikki (Pete) Baked Snapper with Prawns, Eggplant and Tomato Ragu and Skordalia Mash
NSW Annie & Jason (Manu) Crispy Skin Duck with Blood Orange Sauce, Glazed Carrots and Cauliflower Purée Through to Sudden Death

Sudden Death[edit]

  • Episode 26
  • Airdate — 11 March 2014
  • Description — Two NSW teams must compete in another Sudden Death cook-off, after their low performances during previous challenges. Both teams must serve a three course meal to Pete, Manu and guest judges for a blind tasting. The winner is safe and through to the Top 10. The lower scoring team is eliminated from the competition
Sudden Death cook-off results
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
NSW Carly & Tresne 7 6 6 6 7 7 39 Safe
Dishes Entree Prawn and Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Lime Mayonnaise
Main Beef Cheeks in Red Wine with Cheesy Polenta and Brussels Sprout Salad
Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Stack
NSW Annie & Jason 6 6 6 5 7 7 37 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Twice Baked Gruyère Soufflé with Walnut, Pear and Rocket Salad
Main Beef Wellington with Potato Gratin and Red Wine Sauce
Dessert Crème Caramel with Spun Sugar and Edible Flowers

Top 10[edit]

People's Choice 3: Italian Festival[edit]

  • Episode 27
  • Airdate — 12 March 2014
  • LocationNorton Street, Leichhardt, NSW
  • Description — Teams headed to Sydney's Norton St in Leichhardt to serve Mediterranean meals for the annual Italian Festival. Teams had a total of 3 hours to shop at the local Italian grocers and market, cook and serve their meals to the festival-goers. The public voted for their favourite dish and the team with the most votes was safe from elimination. The judges sent the weakest team into the next Sudden Death cook-off.
People's Choice Challenge 3
Team Dish Result
NSW Cathy & Anna Fritto Misto with Anchovy Aioli and Fennel Salad People's Choice
SA Bree & Jessica Orzo alla Marinara (Seafood and Barley Stew) Through to Food Truck challenge
NSW Carly & Tresne Mushroom Arancini with Tomato Sauce and Caprese Salad
WA Chloe & Kelly Pizza with Pear, Pancetta and Rocket
VIC Harry & Christo Whitebait Fritters with Fennel and Radish Salad
VIC Josh & Danielle Ricotta Gnocchi with Napoletana Sauce
QLD Paul & Blair Veal Piadinas with Buffalo Mozzarella
TAS Thalia & Bianca Churros with Chilli Chocolate and Salted Caramel Sauce
NSW Uel & Shannelle Pork Belly with Salsa Verde and Watermelon Salad
VIC Helena & Vikki Prawn and Mushroom Polenta Balls Through to Sudden Death

Food Truck 3: Parramatta, NSW[edit]

  • Episode 28
  • Airdate — 16 March 2014
  • LocationParramatta, NSW
  • Description — The Food Truck has returned to Sydney, and the teams are once again split into two (white aprons vs. black aprons). This time, they are serving multicultural foods of multiple nationalities. Carly and Tresne were selected to be the White groups' Head chef and Maître d', while Uel and Shannelle were selected to be Head Chef and Maître d' for the black group. The group that made the most amount of money is safe and the group that makes the least is sent to Kitchen cook-off to determine the next team going into sudden death.
Food Truck 3
Black Group Menu Result
NSW Shannelle (Head Chef) Appetiser Spiced Gazpacho with Pink Ling Safe
Uel (Maître d')
SA Bree & Jessica Main Pan Seared Swordfish with Green Curry and Vietnamese Salad
TAS Thalia & Bianca Middle Eastern Lamb with Smoky Baba Ganoush and Flatbread
QLD Paul & Blair Dessert Ginger Cake with Caramelised Peaches and Spiced Syrup
White Group Menu Result
NSW Tresne (Head Chef) Appetiser Twisted Chicken Caesar Salad Through to Kitchen cook-off
Carly (Maître d')
WA Chloe & Kelly Main Open Crab Lasagne with Pea Purée and Sage Burnt Butter Sauce
VIC Harry & Christo Angus Beef Burgers with Chips
VIC Josh & Danielle Dessert Fried Apple Pie with Salted Caramel

Kitchen Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 29
  • Airdate — 17 March 2014
  • DescriptionChicken or Egg

For the rapid cook-off, teams had 45 minutes to cook either a chicken or egg dish. Two teams cooked with chicken and the other two with eggs. In a special twist the two chicken dishes competed against each other and the same for the two egg dishes. The jury and the judges sent the worst chicken and egg team through to the Showdown. In the Showdown, the two teams will cook another dish with chicken or egg using the opposite ingredient from the previous cook-off.

Rapid cook-off
Team Dish Result
NSW Carly & Tresne Egg Thai Egg Nets with Pork and Prawn Safe
WA Chloe & Kelly Middle Eastern Quail Eggs with Couscous Through to Showdown (Sent by Jury)
VIC Josh & Danielle Chicken Chicken Two Ways with Asian Slaw Safe
VIC Harry & Christo Chicken Laksa Through to Showdown (Sent by Judges)
Showdown
Team Dish Result
WA Chloe & Kelly Japanese Inspired Poached Chicken in a Mushroom Broth with Crispy Chicken Skin Safe
VIC Harry & Christo Tortilla Española with Brava Sauce and Chorizo Through to Sudden Death

Sudden Death[edit]

  • Episode 30
  • Airdate — 18 March 2014
  • Description — Two Victorian teams, the twins, Helena and Vikki and the boys, Harry and Christo competed in a Sudden Death cook-off after their low performances at previous challenges. Both teams must cook their best three course meal for host and guest judges for scoring. The twins brought upon their Greek heritage, cooking dishes inspired by their grandmother, whilst the boys took a more casual approach, dishing up their favourite meals as mates. The lower scoring team is eliminated as the winning team advances to the Top 9.
Sudden Death cook-off results
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
VIC Helena & Vikki 6 7 7 6 7 7 40 Safe
Dishes Entree Mussels Saganaki with Dill Pita Bread
Main Baked Moussaka with Greek Salad
Dessert Raspberry and Banana Cake with Sweet Dukkah and Citrus Curd
VIC Harry & Christo 6 5 6 4 6 6 33 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Tuna Carpaccio with a Citrus and Soy Dressing
Main Wagyu Beef with Bearnaise Sauce and Truffle Chips
Dessert Espresso Crème Brûlée

Top 9[edit]

People's Choice 4: Builder's Site BBQ[edit]

  • Episode 31
  • Airdate — 19 March 2014
  • LocationCentral Park, Sydney
  • Description — Teams headed into the Central Park development worksite to cook a barbecue lunch for 200 builders. Teams were inspired by a number of cuisines including Asian and South American for their lunches. The worksite builders voted for their favourite dish, with the team receiving the most votes winning the Builder's Choice. This team will gain an advantage at the following Food Truck in Brisbane. The weakest team will go directly into the next Sudden Death cook-off.
People's Choice Challenge 4
Team Dish Result
WA Chloe & Kelly Bourbon Lamb Cutlets with Potato Salad and Kick-Ass Chilli Sauce Builder's Choice
SA Bree & Jessica Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice Through to Food Truck challenge
NSW Carly & Tresne Spicy Indian Prawns with Fragrant Rice
NSW Cathy & Anna Beef Rendang with Cucumber Relish
VIC Helena & Vikki Asian Style Honey and Soy Chicken with BBQ Corn
QLD Paul & Blair Pork Fillet with Satay Sauce, Achar Salad and Turmeric Rice
TAS Thalia & Bianca Mexican Chicken with Wedges and Guacamole
NSW Uel & Shannelle Korean BBQ Beef with Seafood Pancake
VIC Josh & Danielle Prawn and Chorizo Skewers with Seared Beef and Chimichurri Sauce Through to Sudden Death

Food Truck 4: Brisbane, Qld[edit]

  • Episode 32
  • Airdate — 23 March 2014
  • LocationBrisbane, QLD
  • Description — Teams were back on board the Food Truck, once again split into two groups, running and serving two restaurants for paying customers in Brisbane's CBD. As winners of the previous People's Choice challenge, Chloe, Kelly and the Black group were able to allocate 4 out of 8 main ingredients for their three-course menu. The black group chose Mackerel for the appetiser, squid and lamb for mains and fresh fruit for dessert. The remaining four ingredients were given to the opposing White group, which included, Moreton Bay bugs for appetiser, kangaroo and spatchcock for mains and finally assorted nuts for dessert. As per usual, customers will pay for what they believe the meal is worth, and the losing group will compete in a Kitchen cook-off. This was the last Food Truck challenge and also the largest, serving a total of 150 customers, previous Food Trucks only had 100.
Food Truck 4
Black Group Menu Result
WA Kelly (Head Chef) Appetiser Salt Cured Spanish Mackerel with Watercress Salad and Wasabi Mayonnaise Safe
Chloe (Maître d')
NSW Cathy & Anna Main Lamb Rump with Asparagus and Spring Bean Salad
TAS Thalia & Bianca Mediterranean Stuffed Squid with Roasted Tomato Salsa
NSW Carly & Tresne Dessert White Chocolate Profiteroles with Summer Berry Compote
White Group Menu Result
SA Jessica (Head Chef) Appetiser Grilled Moreton Bay Bugs with Citrus Salad Through to Kitchen cook-off
Bree (Maître d')
QLD Paul & Blair Main Spiced Kangaroo with Garam Masala Potatoes and Kachumber Salad
NSW Uel & Shannelle Grilled Indonesian Spatchcock with Coconut Green Beans and Chilli Lime Sauce
VIC Helena & Vikki Dessert Macadamia and Pistachio with Honey Custard and Crostoli

Kitchen Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 33
  • Airdate — 24 March 2014
  • Description — The losing four teams from the Food Truck will face a rapid cook-off. The two best teams selected by the jury and judges will be saved, whilst the bottom two compete in another Showdown. The weakest team from here will head into Sudden Death.

Rapid cook-off: Romantic Meal — For the rapid cook-off, teams were challenged to create a romantic meal in 45 minutes, however after teams retrieved their ingredients, they learnt that for this challenge, only one team member can cook, while the other may only taste and advise.
Showdown: Chocolate — In the Showdown, the losing teams battled it out in a Chocolate challenge, to create their best dish using chocolate. According to the judges, both teams presented a poor dish, making the decision to send one team into Sudden Death more difficult than intended.

Rapid cook-off
Team Dish Result
VIC Helena & Vikki Beef Fillet with Green Peppercorn Sauce Safe (Judge's Choice)
QLD Paul & Blair Fettuccine Marinara with Tarragon Cream Sauce Safe (Jury's Choice)
SA Bree & Jessica Poached Ocean Trout with Soba Miso Broth and Tempura Oysters Through to Showdown
NSW Uel & Shannelle Roasted Duck Breast with Peaches Two Ways and Potato & Fennel Purée
Showdown
Team Dish Result
SA Bree & Jessica Dark Chocolate Molten Cake with Hazelnut Biscuit Crumb and Espresso Syrup Safe
NSW Uel & Shannelle Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Peanuts, Almond Biscuit Crumble and Chocolate Shards Through to Sudden Death

Sudden Death[edit]

  • Episode 34
  • Airdate — 25 March 2014
  • Description — Two teams go head to head in Sudden Death. Both teams presented a three course meal for guest and host judges for scoring and the lower scoring team is eliminated. From Victoria, Josh and Danielle dubbed the 'scientists' of the competition took upon their molecular gastronomy skills, while New South Wales newlyweds, Uel and Shannelle kept to their Asian heritage for their menus. For Uel and Shannelle, they are the only team so far to have competed in a Sudden Death more than once.
Sudden Death cook-off results
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
VIC Josh & Danielle 8 8 7 6 8 8 45 Safe
Dishes Entree Slow Cooked Egg with Pea Purée, Pancetta Crumbs and Verjuice Gel
Main Skin Pork Belly with Beer Stewed Chickpeas
Dessert Chocolate Ganache with Mint Ice Cream and Avocado Purée
NSW Uel & Shannelle 7 7 8 7 7 7 43 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Cereal Prawns
Main Beef Short Ribs with Daikon, Carrot Purée and Soya Beans
Dessert Steamed Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime Crème Brûlée

Top 8[edit]

People's Choice 5: Pop-Up Restaurant[edit]

  • Episode 35
  • Airdate — 26 March 2014
  • Location — Eveleigh Markets at Carriageworks, Redfern
  • Description — After gaining all their skills from the Food Truck challenges, teams today opened their own pop-up restaurants serving one main meal to customers. All teams were in charge of cooking, waiting and serving at their own restaurants. Customers dining, paid for what they thought the meal was worth, with the team receiving the most money, winning People's Choice and safe from elimination. Pete and Manu, as always chose the weakest to head straight into Sudden Death. For the middle six teams, the rank order of money earnt became the seeding process for the next cook-off in Kitchen Headquarters.
People's Choice Challenge 5
Team Dish Result
QLD Paul & Blair Lamb Fillet with Smoky Eggplant and Spicy Masala Sauce People's Choice
SA Bree & Jessica Pork Cutlet with Fig and Balsamic Reduction and Almond Pilaf Through to Kitchen cook-off
NSW Cathy & Anna Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Beetroot and Freekeh Salad
WA Chloe & Kelly Seared Tuna with Pea and Broad Bean Salad and Deep Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls
VIC Helena & Vikki Snapper with Celeriac Mash and Roasted Capsicum Salsa
VIC Josh & Danielle Sous Vide Scotch Fillet with Glazed Carrots, Potato Purée and Mushroom Jus
TAS Thalia & Bianca Seared Tiger Prawns with Goat's Cheese Tortellini and Burnt Butter Sauce
NSW Carly & Tresne Lamb Cutlets with Mint & Walnut Pesto and Pomegranate Salad Through to Sudden Death

Kitchen cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 36
  • Airdate — 30 March 2014
  • Description

Rapid Cook-off: One on One: — The six teams were to compete head to head with another team in a 30-minute rapid cook-off. The money ranking from the previous challenge determined how the game process will be played out. As Bree and Jessica received the most money out of the six, they were able to choose their opponent, however their opponent determined which protein both teams will use to cook. In this case, Thalia and Bianca were the selected opponent and chose game meats as the protein. Next in line was Cathy and Anna, choosing Helena and Vikki as their opponent. They then chose lamb as the protein. Out of the two remaining teams, Josh and Danielle had made more money than Chloe and Kelly, but since they were left with no choice of opponent, they were able to choose the protein and decided on fish. The three winning teams from each head to head became safe from elimination, while the three losing teams headed into the next Showdown.
Showdown: Entree, Main, Dessert: — As the losing teams from the previous head to head battles, they must now cook one course out of Entree, Main and Dessert in an hour. Only one team can cook one course and this was decided in a verbal first-say-first-go basis between the three teams. The losing team from this Showdown, headed into Sudden Death with Carly and Tresne.

Rapid cook-off
Bree & Jessica SA Vs. TAS Thalia & Bianca
Thai Duck Salad
with Deep Fried Vermicelli
Dish Deep Fried Spiced Squab
with Asian Salad
Through to Showdown Result Safe
Cathy & Anna NSW Vs. VIC Helena & Vikki
Roasted Lamb Rack
with Sautéed Eggplant, Olive Tapenade and Basil Pesto
Dish Za’atar-Crusted Lamb
with Roasted Beetroot Salad and Goat's Cheese Yoghurt Sauce
Safe Result Through to Showdown
Josh & Danielle VIC Vs. WA Chloe & Kelly
Pan Fried Barramundi
in a Thai Coconut Broth with Coriander Salad
Dish Stuffed Sardines
with Tomato and Black Olive Salsa
Through to Showdown Result Safe
Showdown
Team Dish Result
VIC Helena & Vikki Frangipane Tart with Stewed Rhubarb and Cream (Dessert) Safe
VIC Josh & Danielle Scampi Risotto (Main)
SA Bree & Jessica Cavatelli with Cauliflower Sauce and Pangrattato (Entree) Through to Sudden Death

Sudden Death[edit]

  • Episode 37
  • Airdate — 31 March 2014
  • Description — SA mums face Carly & Tresne in a Sudden Death cook-off. Teams cooked a three-course menu for guest and host judges, the winning team advances to the Top 7 Finals Decider, while the losing team is eliminated. Both teams received excellent feedback for their entree and dessert however both fell short on their main and had issues cooking their meat. The judges scores resulted in a one-point difference between the winner and loser. For Carly and Tresne, it was their second time competing in a Sudden Death elimination.
Sudden Death cook-off results
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
NSW Carly & Tresne 6 7 6 6 7 6 38 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Golden Scallops with Champagne Sabayon, Pancetta Crumb and Watercress
Main Wagyu Scotch Fillet with Roasted Beetroot Salad, Frizzled Onions and Beef Glaze
Dessert Turkish Mousse with Raspberry and Rosewater
SA Bree & Jessica 5 7 7 6 7 7 39 Safe
Dishes Entree Seared Prawns with Fennel and Leek Purée and Tomato Salsa
Main Roasted Chicken Ballotine with Quinoa and Lentil Salad and Garlic Aioli
Dessert Dark Chocolate Mousse Tart with Strawberries and Pistachios

Top 7[edit]

Farmer's Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 38
  • Airdate — 1 April 2014
  • Description — In Kitchen Headquarters, teams cooked meals for the farmers and suppliers of the fresh produce used by the show. It was a celebratory feast to honour and acknowledge their great efforts. Teams had 90 minutes to prepare their dishes right under the watchful eye of the farmers, who all voted for their favourite meal. Judges, Pete and Manu chose the winning team, to be safe from the next two eliminations. The farmers' vote count of the remaining six teams allocated them into two Knock-out groups. 2nd, 4th and 6th place will face off in Group 1 and 1st, 3rd and 5th for Group 2.
Farmer's challenge
Team Dish Vote Count Result
QLD Paul & Blair Beef and Prawns with Pickled Vegetables and Nam Jim Sauce Winners (Safe)
VIC Josh & Danielle Asian Pork with Prawns on Watermelon 8 Through to Knock-out: Group 1
VIC Helena & Vikki Confit Salmon with Niçoise Salad and Sweet Potato Rösti 4
WA Chloe & Kelly Did not participate1 0
NSW Cathy & Anna Crab Tortillas with Coleslaw and Tomato Salsa 13 Through to Knock-out: Group 2
SA Bree & Jessica Beef Tortillas with Avocado Salsa and Lime Chili Mayonnaise 7
TAS Thalia & Bianca Lamb Backstrap with Cauliflower Purée and Salsa Verde 3
Note:
  • ^1 - Due to urgent family matters at home, Chloe and Kelly were absent and did not compete in this challenge.

Knock-out: Group 1[edit]

  • Episode 39
  • Airdate — 2 April 2014
  • Description — The Knock-out round is split into three parts; The first part was a skills test which required teams to fillet a fish in 10 minutes. The team that did the best job gained an advantage of allocating a main ingredient for themselves and the other teams to use in the second challenge. These included; brains, lemon & limes and ocean trout. Teams must produce a dish with their allocated ingredient in one hour, one team is safe while the other two go into a final Sudden Death round. For this, teams must produce their signature dish for scoring by the guest and host judges, the lower scoring team is eliminated. The two surviving teams advance to the Top 5 finals round.
Round 1: Skills Test
Task Winner
Filleting a fish Chloe & Kelly
Round 2: Cook-off
Team Dish Result
WA Chloe & Kelly Crispy Brains with Lentils and Green Sauce Safe
VIC Helena & Vikki Lemon Poached Barramundi with Crispy Potatoes and Leek Purée Through to Sudden Death
VIC Josh & Danielle Confit Ocean Trout with Asian Herb Salad and Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts
Round 3: Sudden Death
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
VIC Helena & Vikki 7 7 6 6 7 6 39 Safe
Signature Dish Greek Walnut Cake with Vanilla Crème Anglaise
VIC Josh & Danielle 6 6 6 5 6 6 35 Eliminated
Signature Dish Mexican Spiced Beef in Broth

Knock-out: Group 2[edit]

  • Episode 40
  • Airdate — 7 April 2014
  • Description — The next three teams competed in Group 2 of the knock-outs to secure the last two remaining spots in the Top 5. The first skills test, required teams to successfully truss a piece of beef. Whichever team did the neatest and most successful job gained the advantage to allocate a main ingredient for themselves and the other teams to cook with. Ingredients on offer included, beef, skate wings and chocolate. With their allocated ingredient, teams had one hour to create a dish for judging. One team is safe while the other two head into a final Sudden Death round. Teams must now cook their signature dish to host and guest judges for scoring, the lower scoring team was eliminated while the surviving team takes the last spot in the Top 5.
Round 1: Skills Test
Task Winner
Trussing a beef tenderloin Cathy & Anna
Round 2: Cook-off
Team Dish Result
TAS Thalia & Bianca Skate Wings with Pea Purée and Bubble and Squeak Safe
SA Bree & Jessica Chocolate Ravioli with Chocolate Sauce and Orange Through to Sudden Death
NSW Cathy & Anna Beef Fillet with Cauliflower Purée, Mushrooms and Wilted Spinach
Round 3: Sudden Death
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
SA Bree & Jessica 8 9 9 8 9 8 51 Safe
Signature Dish Butter Chicken with Red Lentil Dhal and Rice
NSW Cathy & Anna 9 8 9 8 8 8 50 Eliminated
Signature Dish Chermoula Quail With Roasted Baby Carrots And Quinoa Salad

Top 5[edit]

Ultimate Instant Restaurant[edit]

  • Episodes 41 to 45
  • Airdate — 8 April to 23 April
  • Description — The Top 5 teams headed around the country again to compete in an Ultimate Instant restaurant round. All five teams invited their fellow opposing finalists to their homes for a three-course dinner. Unlike the initial rounds, teams now have to cook two dishes of each course and guest teams were able to select any one of each course. Pete and Manu each tried one of the two options, which means they do not score the same dish. The lowest scoring team for this round is eliminated as the top 4 are ranked into the Semi-Finals.
Colour key:
     – Score for Option 1
     – Score for Option 2
Instant Restaurant Summary
Top 5
Team and Episode Details Guest Scores Pete's Scores Manu's Scores Total
(out of 100)
Rank Result
P&B C&K T&B B&J H&V Entrée Main Dessert Entrée Main Dessert
QLD Paul & Blair 7 6 6 7 6 6 9 6 7 10 70 1st Through to Semi-Final 1
Ep 41 8 April Swell
Dishes Entrées 1 Tempura Prawns with Beetroot Puree
2 Wasabi & Avocado Soup with Marinated Tuna and Tofu Mayonnaise
Mains 1 Crispy Skin Salmon with Moreton Bay Bug Ravioli
2 Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks in Soy and Orange Sauce
Desserts 1 Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
2 Spiced Cake with Lime Sorbet and Salty Coconut Sauce
WA Chloe & Kelly 4 5 6 3 6 8 4 10 8 5 59 4th Through to Semi-Final 1
Ep 42 9 April Nouveau
Dishes Entrées 1 Poached Marron with Scallops and Confit Potatoes
2 Oxtail and Bone Marrow
Mains 1 Capretto with Polenta
2 Venison Fillet with Blackberries
Desserts 1 Brioche Doughnuts with Elderflower Curd and Fennel Sorbet
2 Truffled Truffle with Truffle Ice-Cream
TAS Thalia & Bianca 6 5 5 6 4 9 3 8 5 7 58 5th Eliminated
Ep 43 21 April The Market Kitchen
Dishes Entrées 1 Fried Silverbeet Ravioli with Basil Filling
2 Salmon Rillettes with Olive Oil Crackers
Mains 1 Blue-Eye Trevalla with Potato Scales and Pea Sauce
2 Pinot-Braised Duck with Red Cabbage and Pear Salad
Desserts 1 Palm Sugar Bavarois with Poached Pear
2 Rhubarb and Hazelnut Tartlet with Cinnamon Ice-Cream
SA Bree & Jessica 6 4 4 5 7 4 9 6 10 8 63 3rd Through to Semi-Final 2
Ep 44 22 April Sage
Dishes Entrées 1 Stuffed Sardines with Orange Reduction
2 Eggplant and Haloumi Fritters
Mains 1 Chicken Mole with Mexican Rice and Plantains
2 Braised Pig Cheeks with Wet Polenta
Desserts 1 Roasted Peaches with Marscapone Ice-Cream
2 Flan De Cafe with Coconut and Star Anise Churros
VIC Helena & Vikki 7 5 6 6 9 7 5 9 7 4 65 2nd Through to Semi-Final 2
Ep 45 23 April Didima
Dishes Entrées 1 Braised Octopus & Clams with Tomato and Peas
2 Kataifi Wrapped Prawns with Zucchini Salad
Mains 1 Lemon & Oregano Lamb with Greek Beans
2 Piri Piri Quail with Saffron Rice and Cucumber Salsa
Desserts 1 Galaktoboureko with Ice-Cream and Grilled Figs
2 Individual Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

  • Episode 46
  • Airdate — 27 April 2014
  • Description — Paul and Blair face-off Chloe and Kelly in the first semifinal. Teams must cook a three-course meal for guest judges and Pete and Manu, following the Sudden Death format. The winning team advances into the Grand Final as the losing team is eliminated.
Semifinal 1
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
WA Chloe & Kelly 8 7 8 8 8 8 47 Through to Grand Final
Dishes Entree Lobster with Smoked Salmon and Lotus Root
Main Pesce Acqua Pazza with Confit Tomatoes
Dessert Strawberry Champagne Trifle
QLD Paul & Blair 7 8 9 7 7 8 46 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Pink Snapper with Tomato & Lemongrass Broth
Main Kangaroo Fillet with Baby Beetroot and Blueberry Sauce
Dessert Espresso Parfait with Sesame Seed Wafer

Semifinal 2[edit]

  • Episode 47
  • Airdate — 28 April 2014
  • Description — The final spot in the Grand final is up for grabs during the second semi-final. Bree and Jessica take on Helena and Vikki for the last time in a three-course Sudden death cook-off. The losing team is eliminated as the winner heads into the Grand Final to face Chloe and Kelly.
Semifinal 2
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
SA Bree & Jessica 8 9 9 8 9 9 52 Through to Grand Final
Dishes Entree Mushroom Wontons with Prawns and Hot & Sour Broth
Main Smoked Duck Breast with Seared Scallops and Asian Greens
Dessert Peach & Apricot Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Ice Cream
VIC Helena & Vikki 7 7 7 7 7 7 42 Eliminated
Dishes Entree Scampi Ceviche with Carrot Purée and Watercress Salad
Main Quail with Stuffed Vine Leaves and Avgolemono Sauce
Dessert Burnt Butter Custard with Coffee and Almonds

Grand Final[edit]

  • Episode 48
  • Airdate — 29 April 2014
  • Description — In the final cook-off for the series, the top 2 teams face-off in the ultimate Grand Final. Teams must cook a 5 course meal and serve 20 plates for each course to all eliminated teams, friends and family. Guest judges returned for the final verdict of awarding the $250,000 prize to the winners.
Grand Final
Team Judge's scores Total
(out of 60)
Result
Karen Guy Liz Colin Pete Manu
SA Bree & Jessica 9 9 9 9 9 9 54 Winners
Dishes 1st course Beetroot Carpaccio with Cured Salmon
2nd course Open Scallop Lasagne
3rd course Spiced Squab with Heirloom Carrots and Pomegranate Jus
4th course Ouzo & Tomato Braised Lamb with Wilds Greens, Potatoes and Consommé
5th course Deconstructed Chocolate & Rhubarb Tart
WA Chloe & Kelly 9 9 8 8 9 9 52 Runners-up
Dishes 1st course Caprese Salad
2nd course Confit Ocean Trout with Broad Bean Pesto
3rd course Veal Sweetbreads with Morel Mushroom Sauce and Pea Foam
4th course Pig's Trotter Crépinette with Crispy Pig's Ears
5th course Rose Chocolate with Spiced Figs and Pistachio Ice Cream

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     – Highest rating during the series
     – Lowest rating during the series
     – An elimination was held in this episode
     – Finals week
Wk. Episode Air date Viewers
(in millions)[a]
Rank
(Night)[a]
Rank
(Week)[a]
Source
1 1 Instant restaurant 1–1: Annie & Jason Monday, 27 January 1.774 #1 #2 [1]
2 Instant restaurant 1–2: Andrew & Emelia Tuesday, 28 January 1.706 #1 #3 [2]
3 Instant restaurant 1–3: Paul & Blair Wednesday, 29 January 1.797 #1 #1 [3]
2 4 Instant restaurant 1–4: Helena & Vikki Sunday, 2 February 1.793 #1 #4 [4]
5 Instant restaurant 1–5: Deb & Rick Monday, 3 February 1.944 #1 #2 [5]
6 Instant restaurant 1–6: Chloe & Kelly Tuesday, 4 February 2.222 #1 #1 [6]
7 Instant restaurant 2–1: Uel & Shannelle Wednesday, 5 February 1.794 #1 #3 [7]
3 8 Instant restaurant 2–2: David & Corinne Sunday, 9 February 1.745 #3 #6 [8]
9 Instant restaurant 2–3: Thalia & Bianca Monday, 10 February 2.052 #1 #2 [9]
10 Instant restaurant 2–4: Harry & Christo Tuesday, 11 February 1.922 #1 #5 [10]
11 Instant restaurant 2–5: Bree & Jessica Wednesday, 12 February 2.096 #1 #3 [11]
4 12 Instant restaurant 2–6: Jess & Felix Sunday, 16 February 1.967 #2 #5 [12]
13 Instant restaurant 3–1: Carly & Tresne Monday, 17 February 2.020 #1 #2 [13]
14 Instant restaurant 3–2: Chloe & Kelly Tuesday, 18 February 2.012 #1 #3 [14]
15 Instant restaurant 3–3: Josh & Danielle Wednesday, 19 February 2.009 #1 #4 [15]
5 16 Instant restaurant 3–4: Harry & Christo Sunday, 23 February 1.859 #2 #5 [16]
17 Instant restaurant 3–5: David & Corinne Monday, 24 February 2.262 #1 #1 [17]
18 Instant restaurant 3–6: Cathy & Anna Tuesday, 25 February 2.254 #1 #2 [18]
19 People's Choice 1: Breakfast at Central Wednesday, 26 February 1.897 #1 #4 [19]
6 20 Food Truck 1: Cronulla, NSW Sunday, 2 March 1.739 #1 #4 [20]
21 Kitchen Cook-off 1 Monday, 3 March 1.816 #1 #1 [21]
22 Sudden Death 1 Tuesday, 4 March 1.792 #1 #2 [22]
23 People's Choice 2: School Lunch Wednesday, 5 March 1.761 #1 #3 [23]
7 24 Food Truck 2: Melbourne, VIC Sunday, 9 March 1.655 #2 #5 [24]
25 Kitchen Cook-off 2 Monday, 10 March 1.841 #1 #1 [25]
26 Sudden Death 2 Tuesday, 11 March 1.828 #1 #2 [26]
27 People's Choice 3: Italian Festival Wednesday, 12 March 1.764 #1 #3 [27]
8 28 Food Truck 3: Parramatta, NSW Sunday, 16 March 1.4241 #3 #7 [28]
29 Kitchen Cook-off 3 Monday, 17 March 1.752 #1 #2 [29]
30 Sudden Death 3 Tuesday, 18 March 1.774 #1 #1 [30]
31 People's Choice 4: Builder's Site BBQ Wednesday, 19 March 1.695 #1 #4 [31]
9 32 Food Truck 4: Brisbane, QLD Sunday, 23 March 1.650 #2 #6 [32]
33 Kitchen Cook-off 4 Monday, 24 March 1.753 #1 #4 [33]
34 Sudden Death 4 Tuesday, 25 March 1.847 #2 #3 [34]
35 People's Choice 5: Pop-Up Restaurant Wednesday, 26 March 1.733 #1 #5 [35]
10 36 Kitchen Cook-off 5 Sunday, 30 March 1.671 #2 #7 [36]
37 Sudden Death 5 Monday, 31 March 1.750 #1 #4 [37]
38 Farmer's Challenge Tuesday, 1 April 1.733 #2 #5 [38]
39 Knock-out: Group 1 Wednesday, 2 April 1.752 #1 #3 [39]
11 40 Knock-out: Group 2 Monday, 7 April 1.723 #1 #7 [40]
41 Ultimate Instant Restaurant 1: Paul & Blair Tuesday, 8 April 1.816 #1 #5 [41]
42 Ultimate Instant Restaurant 2: Chloe & Kelly Wednesday, 9 April 1.783 #4 #6 [42]
12 43 Ultimate Instant Restaurant 3: Thalia & Bianca Monday, 21 April 2.006 #1 #3 [43]
44 Ultimate Instant Restaurant 4: Bree & Jessica Tuesday, 22 April 2.175 #1 #1 [44]
45 Ultimate Instant Restaurant 5: Helena & Vikki Wednesday, 23 April 2.081 #1 #2 [45]
13 46 Semifinal 1 Sunday, 27 April 2.003 #1 #4 [46]
47 Semifinal 2 Monday, 28 April 2.088 #1 #3 [47]
48 Grand Final Tuesday, 29 April 2.408 #2 #2 [48]
Winner Announcement 2.712 #1 #1
Series Average 1.891 #1 #4
Notes:
  1. ^ South Australian viewers excluded.

a Ratings data used is from OzTAM and represents the consolidated viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide).

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