My Kitchen Rules

7:30pm Sunday, August 21 on TV2

TV2’s hit reality show My Kitchen Rules is now screening three nights a week. The action starts on Sunday 21 August at 7.30pm with teams asked to make picnic baskets for the hungry hordes at the Crave Sydney Food Festival on Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

The team with the best dish, voted by the people, will win the People’s Choice and be safe for the week. The weakest team, chosen by the judges, will head straight to Tuesday’s sudden death cook-off to face elimination.

Then on Monday 22 August at 7.30pm, there’s another rapid cook-off. Teams are challenged to cook canap�s in just 30 minutes. But, as usual, the judges throw in a surprise rule to step the challenge up a notch. The weakest team goes to tomorrow’s sudden death cook-off to face elimination.

And on Tuesday 23 August at 7.30pm, the weakest team from Sunday cooks off against the weakest team from Monday before one team is eliminated.

7:30pm Sunday, August 14 on TV2

The competition is heating up in TV2’s hit reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules, which is now on screens three nights a week.

Beginning on Sunday August 14, at 7.30pm the teams are challenged to set up food stalls and cater for up to 1000 children and parents at the Sydney Children’s Festival. The team with the best dish, voted by the people, will win the People’s Choice and be safe for the week. The weakest team, chosen by the judges, will be up for elimination in Tuesday’s (August 16) sudden death cook-off episode.

Then, on Monday 15 August at 7.30pm, there’s a rapid cook-off. Teams are told they will be cooking pasta and sauce in 30 minutes. In this time, they must make their own sauce (from scratch) – and pasta. Just before the clock starts, the teams are delivered a twist – only one person from each team can cook (and not the same person that cooked last week). The four weakest teams must then use the main ingredients of pasta, flour and eggs, to create a dessert for the showdown.

The weakest team goes on to tomorrow’s (Tuesday 16 August at 7.30pm) elimination episode.

7:30pm Sunday, August 7 on TV2

Now on screens three nights a week, TV2’s reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules kicks off on Sunday (07 August, 7.30pm), with the teams’ first challenge – cooking breakfast for the time-poor cast and crew of an Australian drama series.

The team with the best dish, voted by the cast and crew, will win the People’s Choice and be safe for the week. The weakest team, chosen by the judges, will head straight to the next sudden death cook-off (elimination episode).

The competition continues on Monday (08 August at 7.30pm) with the rapid cook, in which teams have to create a gourmet sandwich – but just before time starts, they are told only one person can cook.

The four teams with the poorest sandwich are challenged to take the same ingredients from their sandwich and turn them into a soup for the showdown.

The weakest team goes to Tuesday’s (09 August 7.30pm) sudden death cook-off (elimination episode) where they will play Sunday’s weakest team.

Missed an episode of My Kitchen Rules? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

7:30pm Sunday, July 31 on TV2

The next phase of the competition kicks off tonight in TV2’s popular reality show My Kitchen Rules.

The show, which is now screening three nights a week, starts off on Sunday 31 July at 7.30pm with a street party to step the competition up.

The teams have all cooked in their own homes but today they are told they will be cooking in other people’s homes and for an entire street (80 people) for the annual street party.

The brief is big, summer, Australian. They will cook in the homes of people on the street. Half the teams must cook savoury, the other sweet. The team with the best dish, voted by the people of the street, will be safe for the week.

The weakest team, chosen by the judges, will head straight to the next sudden death cook-off (elimination episode).

Then on Monday 01 August at 7.30pm it’s a “pie surprise” cook-off. All teams compete to create the ultimate “meat & 3 veg” meal. After only 15 minutes of cooking though, the judges call STOP! The judges tell the teams to turn the meal on its head – turn it into a pie!

Not only have the teams had to deal with changing their dish they also have to complete the meal in only 1 hour – giving the teams 15 minutes less than they previously imagined.

The weakest team goes to the sudden death cook-off (elimination episode) which features on Tuesday 02 August at 7.30pm, when the weakest team from Sunday’s episode cooks off against the weakest team from Monday’s show. They must cook their best three-course meal for celebrity chefs and judges Manu Feildel and Pete Evans and four guest judges and chefs (Tobie Puttock, Liz Egan, Karen Martini, Guy Grossi).

Who will be eliminated and who will stay?

Missed an episode of My Kitchen Rules? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

7:30pm Tuesday, July 12 on TV2

Our cooking teams, in pairs, each take turns to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night in TV2’s hit cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules.

They’ll serve up a three-course menu designed to impress not only their fellow contestants but hosts and chefs Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

Tonight the show travels to Victoria to see husband and wife duo Kelly and Ash Cooke devise and prepare their three-course menu. But more than one disaster in their prep time sets the tone for a tension filled episode. Will Ash’s self-proclaimed anger issues be their downfall?

While Kelly, 28, is calm and collected, Ash is known to fire up especially if things aren’t going right.

“If anything goes awry, he has a tendency to panic or throw a tantrum and even food,” Kelly says. “Whereas I’ll look at the problem and think of ways to make something great out of the disaster.”

Ash, 30, agrees adding: “I am a bit of a perfectionist. Kel’s pretty level-headed. She knows what she needs to do and just does it. Whereas I’m more fiery.”

They met while studying and married three years ago. Cooking is a creative release for them away from their work. Kelly works as an office manager for an IT company while Ash is a recruitment consultant.

“My work doesn’t really get my creative juices going,” Kelly says. “So cooking, for me, is one of my main creative outlets. It’s experimenting with ingredients, flavours and presentation. It’s a highly addictive pastime.”

Ash adds: “Kel’s got boxes and boxes of cooking magazines. We just sit there and read them from cover to cover. I love food. I enjoy creating things with it and sharing it with people.”

In their spare time, Kelly enjoys singing, playing the guitar and painting. Ash meanwhile is a devoted Collingwood fan and has been a member of the AFL club for 18 years.

Missed an episode of My Kitchen Rules? Episodes are available online for seven days after broadcast. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

7:30pm Tuesday, July 5 on TV2

Our cooking teams, in pairs, each take turns to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night in TV2’s hit cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules.

They’ll serve up a three-course menu designed to impress not only their fellow contestants but hosts and chefs Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

Tonight the show travels to see Queensland couple Mal Gill and Bec Saul who say they live and breathe food. They have been working in and managing cafes and restaurants for years – but never as chefs.

“I love being in the kitchen,” Mal, 33, says. “There’s something exciting about seeing the dishes come together. I love trying a new dish at a restaurant or a friend’s place, or seeing it made on TV or in a cookbook and then trying to emulate it.”

The couple, who have been together for nine years, dream of one day opening their own Brisbane eatery.

They’ve both worked in hospitality all their lives. Bec, 28, studied it at college while Mal began working at Boticelli’s Italian Restaurant at age 15. The pair say the work well together and under pressure.

“We realise things can go wrong and it’s not the end of the world,” Bec says.

Mal adds: “Bec keeps me in line and organised. We work really well together.”

Winning My Kitchen Rules would provide them with financial security and valuable experience. And it will bring them a step closer to opening their dream caf� – which they’ve already named Lady Marmalade.

Missed an episode of My Kitchen Rules? Episodes are available online for seven days after broadcast. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

Do you have what it takes to cook up a storm?

Across New Zealand, the search is now on for cooking teams to take part in My Kitchen Rules.

If you are passionate about cooking and entertaining then apply now.

Enter here.

7:30pm Tuesday, June 7 on TV2

Things are heating up in the kitchen as more of Australia’s best home-cooks battle it out in My Kitchen Rules this week.

It’s state versus state, plate against plate, as 12 teams-of-two from around Australia attempt to out-dine and out-wine each other to see whose kitchen rules.

Taking turns to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night, the cooking teams will serve up a three-course menu designed to impress not only their fellow contestants but esteemed judges, Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.

In this week’s episode, we travel to NSW to see sisters Sammy and Bella Jakubiak devise and prepare their menu. For the Sydney siblings, cooking is a family affair. Their grandmother Ursula was a chef in Poland who cooked for many high-profile politicians while she worked as a caterer to the embassies.

“She cooked for a lot of influential people, including Bill Clinton, which was the highlight of her career.”

Bella adds: “Cooking is definitely in our blood. It’s been passed on from one generation to the next in our family.”

Not only have the sisters paired up for the competition but they used to work together in fashion; Sammy, 22, as a buyer and Bella, 27, in marketing. But they both quit their jobs to take part in My Kitchen Rules.

“We’ve lived together and worked together for nearly five years and we always cook together,” Sammy says. “We do almost everything together.”

Bella adds: “We compliment each other. We give each other feedback and support. We’re not worried about offending each other. That helps us to grow and get better.”

They cook simple and rustic European dishes and think their chicken schnitzel is hard to beat. “We’ve grown up eating it,” Sammy says. “It was the first thing we ate after milk. I like to think I make the best.”

While cooking may be a breeze for them now, that hasn’t always been the case. They’ve each burnt down their kitchen on separate occasions in their teens.

“I left hot oil alone while I was on the phone,” Sammy remembers. “The fire brigade came. The entire kitchen was black and the range-hood was melted to smithereens. I spent two weeks scrubbing the walls with sugar soap. That was my punishment.”

Bella adds: “Mine was a similar situation. It was a pot of oil with chips and the oil caught fire. You have to make mistakes to learn.”

In the future, the sisters hope to form their own catering company. Sammy says: “We would be happy creating a business for ourselves. Cooking brings us joy. We love cooking for large amounts of people; food brings people together.”

7:30pm Tuesday, May 24 on TV2

The knives are out as Australia’s best home cooks battle it out once more in a brand-new season of My Kitchen Rules.

It’s state versus state, plate against plate, as 12 teams take turns to transform an ordinary home kitchen into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night.

This season will see some exciting challenges, a few surprises as well as appearances by guest judges as the contestants fight for the final $100,000 prize.

In the season premiere, Queensland’s butchers and good mates, Artie Vella and Johnny Brown, devise and prepare three-course meal.

The Sunshine Coasters told the show’s website they’ve been mates ever since Artie employed Johnny to work at his award-winning butcher shop, Nambour Plaza Meats, a few years ago.

Both men take pride in the food they prepare and the meat they sell but are keen to prove they’re more than just butchers.

“We’re out to show everyone we can cook and that we can dish up more than just meat,” Artie says.

The pair define their cooking style as relaxed and simple, and although they’re used to dishing up entrees and mains, dessert could be their downfall.

“I’m not a real dessert person,” Johnny says. “That’s where our weakness certainly lies.”

My Kitchen Rules is hosted by esteemed judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.

The knives are out as Australia’s best home cooks battle it out once more in a brand-new season of My Kitchen Rules. 

It’s state versus state, plate against plate, as 12 teams take turns to transform an ordinary home kitchen into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night.

This season will see some exciting challenges, a few surprises as well as appearances by guest judges as the contestants fight for the final $100,000 prize.

In the season premiere, Queensland’s butchers and good mates, Artie Vella and Johnny Brown, devise and prepare three-course meal.

The Sunshine Coasters told the show’s website they’ve been mates ever since Artie employed Johnny to work at his award-winning butcher shop, Nambour Plaza Meats, a few years ago.

Both men take pride in the food they prepare and the meat they sell but are keen to prove they’re more than just butchers.

“We’re out to show everyone we can cook and that we can dish up more than just meat,” Artie says.

The pair define their cooking style as relaxed and simple, and although they’re used to dishing up entrees and mains, dessert could be their downfall.

“I’m not a real dessert person,” Johnny says. “That’s where our weakness certainly lies.”

My Kitchen Rules is hosted by esteemed judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.