What is MKR?
My Kitchen Rules or MKR was started in Australia after the success of ‘My Restaurant Rules’ on Channel 7 and as competition for the very successful ‘MasterChef’ on Channel 10.
The competition is between teams of ‘Home Chefs’ who essentially don’t have any professional cooking experience other that what they have learned cooking at home.
Teams audition from all over Australia but only 12 teams will go onto the show to begin the first stage of competition. The teams can be formed by anyone including relatives, friends or couples.
Initially there are two separate groups. Teams go to each others houses to cook for the other teams with their group. Two judges, Manu Feildel and Pete Evans score the entré, main and desert meals. The contestants dining also score the whole meal for the cooking team. The team that scores the lowest score is eliminated from the competition. This happens in both groups, so only 10 teams remain to go into the ‘Studio Kitchen’. From there they compete in cooking challenges until the last two remaining teams go into the Grand Final. The winner of the Grand Final receives $250,000 cash prize.
Through out the competition there are opportunities for previously eliminated contestants to re-enter the competition.