MasterChef have announced their Top 20 contestants, and great news for South Australia because this year, three contestants are from our humble state.
Mandy Hall is a stay at home mum, passionate about learning from market producers and learning the process of where food originates from to create the freshest dishes. She says if she could put her money anywhere, it would be good food and restaurants. That’s a great motto to live by if you ask me. A yoga instructor, Mandy’s ultimate food dream after MasterChef is setting up a food hub where diners can learn to cook and eat dishes from different cultures. She would also like to create a not-for-profit cafe serving feast style food that will aid local communities and combat homelessness. We’re rooting for you Mandy.
Huda is a mother of three and believes her background will benefit her in this season of MasterChef. Born in Saudi Arabia, Huda moved to South Australia in 2007 where she graduated with a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University. She enjoys exploring local farmers markets and experimenting with different produce in her cooking. Huda believes the move down under has expanded her cooking knowledge and hopes to start cooking classes where she will embrace the Middle Eastern cuisine and other cultures. This is sounding like my kind of class.
Born in Adelaide, Ben Trobbiani is the youngest of four children. Most of his culinary knowledge stems from his father and brothers passion for Italian cooking. As a teenager Ben loved cooking for his family and making big desserts. Who else is getting hungry from all this food talk? Describing his individual food style as modern Australian, Ben hopes after MasterChef he can run a small cafe showcasing a seasonal menu that continuously changes. We love adding to our list of favourite places to eat in Adelaide, so we will be there Ben.
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