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Chelsea is first to be eliminated

7/03/2012 1:00:00 AM
MasterChef's Chelsea Holmes
After making it through to the top 16, mother Chelsea Holmes was the first to be eliminated from the MasterChef kitchen.

What was your biggest success on MasterChef?
Having only good comments on my food as I was going into the top 16.

What was your worst moment on the show?
Getting eliminated when I had no idea how my bread tasted as I had no idea it was coming.

What did you learn from being on MasterChef?
To carry on doing the food I enjoy doing and that everyone has their own unique style so grab it and run with it.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
If you had your time again, what would you do differently? Not choose gluten-free bread, haha!

Who has inspired your passion for cooking?
My husband, I always want to make nicer more creative meals for him... he inspires me to be creative. And of course Jamie Oliver because of his raw passion for food and what it should mean for people.

If you were having any three people, alive or dead, over for dinner, who would they be and what would you cook for them?
Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, because she is always fun with food and Heston Blumenthal.

What’s your favourite dish to cook?
Anything new and successful! And my mum's good old macaroni cheese on a rainy, gloomy day.

If you could visit any restaurant in the world, which one would it be?
A really authentic one in Spain, I LOVE Spanish food!

Who do you think will be New Zealand's next MasterChef?
Zee's pretty awesome with food.

Who was your favourite MasterChef contestant?
All great people.

What’s your top tip for aspiring chefs?
GO FOR IT! Don’t let any body stand in your way , good food starts in the home and spreads out from there. There is no-one better to feed good food to than your loved ones!

What's next for you?
Anything and everything! Who knows what is in store for me, I will take any opportunity and run with it. I'd love to do a cook book one day, if for nothing else than to pass down to my children one day.

MasterChef screens on TV One at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Read more from the MasterChef kitchen

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