Master Chef Australia 2011

Its just two more sleeps until the third series of Master Chef kicks off on Channel 10, chefs George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Moran and food critics Matt Preston and Donna Hay, have signed-on for season 3.

This year’s Top 50 contestants were announced, and most notably Queensland has double the number of cooks this year compared to last year. There is also a lifeguard, a fighter pilot and an orchestra musician competing this year, along with one person who made it through to the Top 50 in the first season and is determined to make it further this time around.

On Master Chef Australia the very first challenge is on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island when a giant one tonne mystery box arrives suspended from a helicopter. Other challenges see MasterChef travelling to the pit of the Sunrise Dam mine in the West Australian outback, two kilometres out to sea on the longest jetty in the Southern hemisphere in Busselton, plus heading to the vineyards of Margaret River. Rick Stein meets contestants for an amazing masterclass in Kuala Lumpur, and closer to home the contestants cook on the beach at Cronulla.

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