Mell & Cyn

MKR8 Teams - Group 3 - Mell & Cyn

Group 3 - Business Women - New South Wales

Wollongong business women Mell, 40, and Cyn, 42, are planning on success.

"We're definitely here to win," says Cyn, who acknowledges that people can be intimidated by how confident and successful she and good friend Mell are.

"When people first meet us they tend to judge us as pretentious, stuck up cows," says Cyn. "That's their problem, not ours. I don't really care what people think about me."

"I tell it how it is," adds Mell, a licensed conveyancer who works in the law firm Cyn owns with her husband.

"So technically I'm her boss," says Cyn. "But (in the kitchen) we don't think either of us is boss. We've both got our strengths in different departments and because we can both cook well, we don't need a boss."

Mell describes their entertaining style as "high class".

"We love entertaining, we love the wow factor," says Cyn. "The other teams are going to be intimidated the moment they drive up to our house."

But don't judge a book by its cover warns Cyn.

"I think people's perceptions of us will be ‘we have it all'," says Cyn. "But we didn't get that by luck, we didn't get it given to us. It was bloody hard work and a lot of sacrifice and that's exactly the attitude we're going to take into this competition."

Food Philosophy:
Fresh, full flavoured food with a creative flair

Savoury and sweet

In The Kitchen:
There is no leader or follower; they are both bosses and work very well together. Each of them plays a strong role in the kitchen as they are good at different things. Cyn is a more relaxed cook so helps to calm Mell down. Mell pushes Cyn to do better. When it comes to recipes, they nut things out together to achieve an end result they are both satisfied with. They both understand what hard work is and never ever give up.

Home Cook Heroes:
Mell: Cyn

Cyn: My nonna

Signature Dish:
Mell: Satay chicken, profiteroles and chocolate eclairs. I really love to cook all types of Asian food and also many different types of desserts.

Cyn: I don't really have just one. But my meatballs are special to me because it took a lot of meatballs for my husband to give it the tick of approval.