The first pint-sized chefs have been eliminated from Junior MasterChef.
Aya, 11 (NSW), Caroline, 11 (NSW), Jade, 9 (QLD) and Hannah, 10 (VIC) left the competition after guest chef Tony Bilson asked them to whip up Lobster Risotto with Chanterelles and Truffles. A tall order.
The four were part of a group of six who had battled through two challenges including their own versions of “The Perfect Roast” and a pressure test.
But despite being eliminated, the mini-chefs are happy to talk up their experience.
Caroline (pictured) said, “I’ve loved every minute of my time on Junior MasterChef. I knew that being on the show was going to be fun but I never realised how much fun we would all have. I was happy with the risotto today but unfortunately everyone did such a good job that mine just wasn’t good enough.”
Hannah added, “It was not scary cooking for the judges as I pretended in my mind the judges were my family members and I was just cooking for my family. I was a little nervous cooking for the Prime Minister though, in case I poisoned her! I was very pleased with my risotto dish, although everyone else’s looked spectacular so I knew it would be a tough decision for the judges to make.”
Producers eliminated 4 of the Top 20 to avoid isolating any one child.