MasterChef Australia – The Sushi Train Challenge
Is The Ivy slutting itself to every reality TV show in town? Last week Australia’s Next Top Model also filmed in the complex. I know Justin Hemmes is in a bit of financial difficulties but it is starting to reek of over exposure.
Also tonight I noted that some of the contestants are getting so much more air time than others. Tonight it was like the Sam, Laura, and Aaron show. Are Laura and Aaron saying stuff that is so much more interesting than the rest of the contestants? If so it is a worry.
Tonight was the elimination challenge they were split into teams. Sam was the captain and he got to pick the other captain. He strategically picked who he thought was a weaker leader, and he chose Sandra the mum from Brisbane.
They were then competing for who could make the most money from the sushi train. The winning teams prize was a lunch at Apres, and the losing team would have to vote on who they thought was the weakest person in the challenge.
A few thoughts on the teams performances:
- Sandra made a strategic mistake when she put herself on front of house, therefore she was out of the kitchen.
- When Trevor said to her there were too many people in the kitchen she meekly retreated. I hope she had more balls when she was a hostie dealing with all those people who refuse to turn their mobile phones off.
- Tom was a complete dud as de facto leader of the red teams kitchen. He was far to meek and mild and was not giving directions. Trevor got a roasting from the judges for taking over, however the kitchen was going pear shaped and someone had to fix it. Also Tom accidentally took the blue teams beef, which meant the blue team had to scratch it from their menu.
- Chris the beer dude deserves props for his clever marketing leaflet idea which ensured bums on seats on the red table.
- Sam did well in the kitchen and showed great leadership skills. If it is going to be Survivor like voting going on he could have a huge target on his back.
- The pricing arrangement for the blue to team was to expensive, for most of their dishes they were charging $9.00 a plate. People expect to be ripped off at The Ivy but not that much.
- Brent’s performance in the kitchen got a big thumbs up from Sam, something he needed as he was the second last person to be picked in a team.
The blue team lost. My prediction is Melissa is in serious trouble. Her nerves always get the better of her.