Auditions: My Kitchen Rules

mykitrChannel Seven has announced auditions for its very own cooking competition, pitched as a successor to its former reality series My Restaurant Rules.

My Kitchen Rules, produced in-house by Seven, will see teams of two from each state looking for “Australia’s best home-cooking team.”

Each team will compete from their own kitchens and will have to transform their home “into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night.”

Applications are currently open online at

To apply you will need to complete a single application for both participants.

Questions on the form include:

What style of cuisine do you enjoy the most? Is this what you like to cook most?
Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Give us an example:
Do you get stressed in the kitchen? How do you handle it?
If you were to throw a dinner party this weekend, tell us what your menu would feature (Entree, Main, Dessert, Other):
What has been the most difficult thing in your life so far?
Can you comfortably throw a dinner party for 6 people in your house?
Have you ever applied for, or appeared on, any other television program or game show?
Do you have any specific eating requirements (eg. Are you a vegetarian, Kosher, Halal)?
Do you have any criminal charges or convictions?
Have you ever been party to a lawsuit?
If chosen to be on the program, is there any person or part of your life that you would prefer not to share on camera? (i.e. – social organisations, activities, personal history, friends, family, etc.).

Applicants must be available immediately until 30th November.

As is increasingly the case with TV auditions, there are also stringent rules about disclosing information before, during and after the audition process to media.

The terms and conditions for contestants stipulates:  We also promise that we will not communicate to the public via the internet (eg blogs, personal websites, chatrooms) at any time about our participation in the Program.
 If we breach any of the promises we have made in this application, we understand that we could cause serious financial and other loss to the Producers and they might take legal action against us to prevent us from breaching these promises or to recover from us any losses suffered.

Nine is also preparing a cooking contest, The Great Aussie Cook Off.


  1. @Max: While Australian Idol’s adaptation of the UK’s Pop Idol may have copied Popstars, I recall Seven trying to replicate TEN’s success by introducing “Popstars Live” in 2004. An incarnation of Popstars that failed spectacularly and killed the once-successful format. All networks have mimicked the others’ successes and most efforts to do so end up failing.

  2. Wonder if they will torment the contestants in this series too, but giving them their dreams and then ripping them away. MRR was heart-breaking to watch in the end…

  3. What a wasted opportunity. Too much a copy of Masterchef, it’s just silly! I loved My Restuarant Rules, why not try that again! Couple of months ago they had the repeats on 7HD and it was just as enjoyable watching it the second time around.

  4. Sounds like It’s a Knockout in the Kitchen’!

    Let’s hope they incorporate some activities with an olympic sized swimming pool and some floating devices for the contestants! It’s the only reason I’d bother watching.

  5. It’s funny really, bloody funny. Get an original idea.

    Maybe ten should do a family drama about empty nesters (Mr & Mrs Brim) who find themselves bombarded with their grown children + parents coming back home, called umm… “Full to the Brim” and 9 can do a TV review show called, let me think, hold on, got it… “TV Vomit”. They’re different, well same, but different enough. No? Don’t worry, the viewers won’t notice. p-lease.

  6. omg! Seven are doing an updated version of a show they did years before Masterchef came along!

    The Ten fankiddies must be a little young to remember that Seven had Popstars well before Ten came along with Idol.

  7. Nine would be smart next April to do something other than reality and especially anything food related. Could pick quite a few viewers that don’t want to watch either programs.

  8. i agree with mikey, this does sound very rushed, i thought beauty and the geek would be rushed and that was announced over a month ago. 7 in-house reality shows do not have a reputation of being any good so i don’t have very high expectations.

    i watched the first season of MRR. it was an ok show, the problem is that they go overboard with the state rivalries and people lose interest once their state is eliminated. don’t even remember the 2nd dicko season being on.

    didn’t the seven people say that it would be a show focussed on the food? if the show is anything like MRR there was barely any cooking/food in it whatsoever, it mainly survives on the dramas of the contestants.

    i wonder why they thought a name change was necessary?

  9. Hmm.. Not sure that I understand the concept fully – so are there judges? or is it just random people in a kitchen?

    Why not bring Aristos back now as well? Wheres Geoff Jansz?

  10. Awwww… couldn’t they just bring back a revised version of My Restaurant Rules? They just need to fix the voting system so it can’t be hijacked, and maybe also the winners wouldn’t “win” a restaurant in a building scheduled for demolition (Perth in season one).

  11. This is what our networks do notoriously everytime a ‘brand of show’ takes off. Not every cooking show is going to be as successful as Masterchef and viewers will get ‘cooking show’ fatigue if we see too much of it. Masterchef rated its socks off because it was relatively new and had the right mix of contestants and judges. Get that mix wrong and viewers won’t watch.

    Note to all network executives – don’t bombard us with cooking shows for the next 12 months – you did it with home decoration shows and look what happened to HomeMADE – try and think outside the box and you might surprise yourselves!

  12. Looks like this will make it to air pretty soon, if applicants need to be available immediately, and through to 30th November.

    Loved My Restaurant Rules, as well as Masterchef. This could be interesting.

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