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My Kitchen Rules – Premier Date, And Information About The Contestants

My Kitchen Rules Mondays and Tuesdays

Channel Seven has announced the premier date for My Kitchen Rules. It will screen on Monday and Tuesday nights at 7.30pm from 1st February. In a previous blog post I state the show appears to be a hybrid of Come Dine With Me and Masterchef Australia.

This may not be a negative thing. However the success of the show will hinge on the judges Manu Feidel, and Pete Evans, plus the contestants.

There is a team from each state apart from Tasmainia.

Victoria is represented by Clint Yudelman and Noah Rose, who are in their early twenties. Clint is a vet, and Noah is studying property development. 

The boys say their menus generally reflect their love of fresh seafood and falls in the modern Australian genre.

“And grabbing flavours from all the different parts of the globe where we’ve travelled,” says Clint. Clint’s secret ingredient is pomegranate molasses, and Noah’s is dodoni feta.

New South Wales will be represented by Gabrielle and Matthew Moss a married couple with six kids. The police detective appears to be the stronger cook of the couple, with him producing restaurant quality meals each night. I am presuming they mean good restaurant food. Matthew’s secret ingredient is salt and pepper, and Gabrielle’s is fresh eggs.

Queensland’s team are sisters Tanja Smith and Genevieve Latham. 

The Brisbane duo believes their closeness will serve them well in the competition. “We cook together all the time but also hang out with the kids and go camping together,” says Tanja, who works as a client services manager. “We work really well as a team.”

Tanya’s secret ingredient is her spice cupboard, whilst Genevive’s is coconut.

South Australia’s contestants are flatmates Paul Wood and Melissa Heilmann. If this show does not work out for them they should apply for Come Dine With Me  as Parties at their Adelaide abode are always fun and often themed. They’ve hosted everything from Alfred Hitchcock nights to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and weekly urban dinners, where guests enjoy regional dishes. Paul boasts, “We rock the kitchen, we know how to throw a great party and we can match our food with fantastic wine.”

Melissa’s secret ingredient is wine, and Paul’s is native spices.

Western Australia’s contestants are married couple Marc and Natalie Ferron. 

While both of them are currently teaching – Marc’s a physical education teacher and Natalie pre-primary – they have ambitions to one day open their own restaurant. “For

the past few years we’ve wanted to own our own restaurant and have some influence in regards to what is prepared.”

Marc’s secret ingredient is balsamic glaze, and Natalie’s is garlic.

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1 Sue Yeap { 01.25.10 at 1:46 am }

Hi there, I attended the WA launch for My Kitchen Rules yesterday and have just posted some details and food photos here:
Cheers, Sue

2 Laura { 01.26.10 at 10:13 pm }

Well they already have a winner on their hands by casting Manu! Masterchef really missed the boat on that one. I will watch it just for him, but hopefully the rest of the show will measure up too :)
In the meantime, I am addicted to CDWM.

3 Anonymous { 02.02.10 at 9:11 pm }

My kitchen rules is for fucken retards

4 eric oxley { 02.07.10 at 12:40 pm }

before being chosen as contestants were all applicants required to prepare a meal when auditioning

5 Desiree Scuderi { 02.08.10 at 8:30 pm }

I love the show. Its interesting to see what the individual teams come up with. I cannot stand the SA team. Who do they think they are? I think they need to take the pole out of there arse!! They complain about anything and everything. Cannot wait to see them cook. I hope they fail. Fair enough if you have some negative comments but when someone has done well they dont comment at all.

6 SC { 02.11.10 at 3:50 pm }

I had to confess to my wife that I have a huge crush on Melissa Heilmann

7 Pauline { 02.09.11 at 9:19 pm }

I think it was wrong that the Tasmanian’s could use the custard they made prior to the competition. Desert score should not be counted

8 Reality Raver { 02.09.11 at 11:22 pm }

Pauline – that was unclear when she said she had made it earlier was it prior to prep time or at the beginning of prep time.

9 Trisch { 02.10.11 at 4:28 pm }

I do hope there was though gone onto the fact that part of the dessert used was not cooked within the timelines the contestants are given therefore the points earned for this should not be taken into the full score. Fowl play and not very good sportsmanship.

10 Pauline { 02.10.11 at 8:40 pm }

If you rewatch that show she will admit it herself that it was made outside there time limit. Actually I can’t remember if she said that morning or the day before