What we can look forward to in MKR 2017?
Flavour, flavour and more flavour! We have delicious food, exciting destinations and challenges and colourful and passionate cooking teams.
What were you looking/hoping for in this year's hopefuls?
Teams that tell me a story as to why they have a passion for food. I love when that translates onto the plate and palate.
Has anything surprised you about this year's teams?
They are a lot more confident than previous years… it has stepped up a notch!
What keeps you coming back to MKR year after year?
The food keeps evolving and the teams keep getting stronger plus I have a lot of fun working with my mates Manu and Colin.
MKR 2017 will be remembered as the year of the…?
Confident home cook!
Who is your home-cook hero and why?
Any parent that chooses to cook delicious and nourishing food for their family day after day as there is no greater gift than that of good, healthy food cooked with love and intent.
Who are your dream dinner party guests?
My children and my wife.
What words of advice would you give to viewers at home who are thinking about applying for MKR?
"Come on down" as Larry Emdur would say… we'd love to see what you have!