What we can look forward to in MKR 2017?
Great personalities, some good cooking and a lot of surprises.
What were you looking/hoping for in this year's hopefuls?
Passion and cooking from the heart. My group has always had a couple of teams in the finals and I want to keep it going.
Has anything surprised you about this year's teams?
The overall standard and skill level is high.
What keeps you coming back to MKR year after year?
The pay cheque!
MKR 2017 will be remembered as the year of…?
Some of the best challenges ever seen in the competition!
Who is your home-cook hero and why?
My mum Collette. She taught me everything I know.
Who are your dream dinner party guests?
Al Pacino, Chewbacca and my brother Andrew - cause he's a bit of both of the other guys.
What words of advice would you give to viewers at home thinking, "I could do that… I'm going to try out for MKR?"
Give it a go because someone just like you said that and now they are $250,000 richer!