My Kitchen Rules on TV2

7:30pm Tuesday, October 5 on TV2

The knives will be out as Australia’s best home-cooks battle it out on My Kitchen Rules.

It’s state versus state, plate against plate, as five teams-of-two from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane attempt to out-dine and out-wine each other to see whose kitchen rules. The cooking teams will take turns each episode to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night. They’ll be serving up a three-course menu designed to impress not only their fellow contestants but the esteemed judges, chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.

At the end of each night, the other teams and the judges will mark the host’s dinner event separately to give them a total score out of 100.The best teams will move forward to the My Kitchen Rules finals in which they’ll compete in a custom-designed restaurant space. They’ll be lots of surprises, guest judges and exciting challenges in store as they fight it out for the My Kitchen Rules crown and $100,000 in prize money.

Judge and award-winning restaurateur Pete Evans is a man of many talents – he is a respected chef, businessman and dad. He is also looking forward to his stint on My Kitchen Rules.

“I love people’s home cooking – that excites me more than restaurant meals sometimes. You can taste people’s passion when they’re cooking for you at home,” he says. “People have to eat food every day so everyone can learn from cooking shows. It’s all about educating people and I love sharing my love of food with others.”

For fellow judge, Manu Feildel, it appeared that he was always destined for a career in food. His great grandfather was a pastry chef, his grandfather and father were both chefs and his mother is also a great cook.

But at 13, Manu was actually training to be a performing circus clown and had plans to join the carnie life. It wasn’t until two years later he gave into fate and directed his passion to food. He began a chef apprenticeship at his father’s bistro before progressing to a fine dining restaurant where he completed his training.

The sexy French chef, who now calls Australia home, can’t wait to see what the contestants have to offer. “I’m just happy that finally Australians want to be cooking at home. When I first arrived 10 years ago, it was a very different story. Now people want to cook and become professionals themselves. It’s a very exciting time.”

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