South Australian Cook Joins MasterChef

South Australian Cook Joins MasterChef

Keeping things interesting on Channel Ten’s popular reality cooking show, one contestant has been booted after breaching guidelines, putting another young hopeful in the apron.


jessiespibyWalking through the doors of the hallowed MasterChef Australia kitchen for the first time was an unforgettable moment for the best amateur cooks in Australia.

That moment took on extra significance for one cook, Jessie Spiby, 28, who was welcomed to the MasterChef Australia Top 24 as a latecomer.

In last night’s episode, judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston told the group they had a special announcement to make.

Following the Auditions, Top 24 member Mario Montecuollo told the judges that he did not meet the MasterChef Australia guidelines regarding previous experience and therefore could not continue in the competition.

In keeping with the MasterChef Australia rules, the amateur cook who was next best in the running for an apron during the Auditions got the call-up – South Australia’s Jessie Spiby.  

Having come very close to claiming an apron after the final round of Shannon Bennett’s warm chocolate and orange mousse Pressure Test, Jessie was the judges’ unanimous choice to take up the final position made available in the Top 24.

The competition continues tonight as legendary chef Massimo Bottura joins the contestants for an unforgettable Italian service challenge.


MasterChef Australia.

Ordinary People. Extraordinary Food.

Continues Tonight At 7.30pm.

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