Auckland marketing executive Chelsea Winter has been named MasterChef New Zealand 2012 on Tuesday 12th June on TV ONE.
In a two-hour special, Winter and fellow finalist Ana Schwarz battled it out to decide who would win the MasterChef New Zealand title and over $100,000 worth of prizes.
As a final test of their knowledge, skill and all-round cooking ability, Winter and Schwarz faced not one, but four epic challenges: a taste test, an invention test, a mystery box challenge and a pressure test, involving a fiendishly hard dessert.
Special guests included British culinary legend Rick Stein, Euro executive chef Eugene Hamilton, and former MasterChef contestant and wild game expert, Cameron Petley.
At the start of the epic cook-off, the pair entered the MasterChef kitchen to the sounds of applause from their fellow Top 16 contestants, gathered together for the grand finale. Continue reading »