My Kitchen Rules is back to its original winning recipe with the judges Nigelle Lawson and Manu Feildel in an exciting brand new season premiering at 7pm Sunday August 7th on Channel Seven and 7plus.
It’s state against state as the competition returns to its roots: real people cooking real food in their own homes, serving treasured family recipes and love on a plate to the judges and their fellow competitors.
Discover the My Kitchen Rules 2022 teams
Peter and AliceCIV
Father and daughter
Nothing is off limits for this Victorian father and daughter team, Peter, 56, and Alice, 31. Although the couple don’t often agree, the two firmly believe there’s always room for “one more” at the family dinner table. Alice says win MKR would bring her one step closer to realizing her food truck dreams: small Asian dishes with big flavors and no fuss. Ex-banker Peter wants to open a tearoom, combining his love for baking and entertaining.
Kate and Maryqueensland
Radiation therapists and close friends Kate and Mary love to host dinner parties and long lunches, bringing people together through food. They have a passion for cooking with premium ingredients and prioritize simplicity
cuisine served on platters to share. They don’t believe in wasting time on bad food or being shy about constructive criticism. Visiting and reviewing new restaurants is one of their favorite sports.
Ashlee and MattWA
The husband and wife team from Margaret River, Ashlee, 36, and Mat, 39, have a wide range of cuisines under their belts. MKR competition, including Dutch, Asian and Italian. Ashlee is quick in the kitchen – and although Mat works at a “slightly slower” pace – the 18-year-old couple make a great team, have solid cooking skills and know how to balance flavors. The couple love to entertain, but Ashlee has a strict rule for visiting friends and family: she plans and cooks all the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
Janelle and MonzirNSW
Baker Janelle, 27, and her partner Monzir, 26, say they have what it takes to claim the MKR championship title. With teamwork and a menu that draws on their Turkish/Filipino and Sudanese heritage, winning the contest would be the icing on the cake for this couple. Monzir loves spices for rubbing and cooking over hot coals with its two special ingredients: chilli and peanut butter. Nicknamed the “Kardashian of Cakes” by friends, Janelle runs a successful cake decorating business, has an eye for detail and says food presentation should be “perfect”.
Arnott and FuzzNSW
Besties and colleagues Arrnott, 44, and Fuzz, 34, were brought together by their love of cooking, food and creativity. Fashion stylist Fuzz and designer Arrnott love making people feel good about themselves and say food is their love language. Growing up surrounded by large families who all loved to eat, Arrnott and Fuzz learned to cook from well-loved family members. Both are excited to showcase their Fijian heritage through flavors, colors and textures.
Steven and FrenaHER
Steven, 31, and Frena, 25, from South Australia believe their strong relationship is one of their greatest strengths in the My kitchen rules competition. Growing up between Singapore and Malaysia, Frena loves Chinese, Indonesian and Javanese flavors and has found her way into the kitchen since the age of five. Fiancé Steven was born in Australia to British parents and lived a childhood filled with his grandmother’s roast dinners. In the kitchen, the couple works in unison to make curry pastes, condiments and pasta from A to Z. Winner My kitchen rules would launch their dream of opening a Malaysian street cafe in Adelaide.
Che and DavidWA
Western Australian pals Che, 43, and David, 35, love chilli. Che owns an award-winning hot sauce company and David is revered in the competitive world of chili consumers. The pair met on the chilli scene and quickly became friends with all things chilli and cooking. They describe their entertainment style as relaxed, but say teams would be making a big mistake if they underestimated their cooking skills just because they’re “chilli heads”.
Rosie and Hayleyqueensland
aunt and niece
Queensland aunt and niece MKR The team Rosie, 53, and Hayley, 29, say their relationship grew even closer as they got older. Rosie, a breast cancer survivor, says her diagnosis has changed her, instilling in her an attitude that allows her to make the most of every opportunity. Rosie’s motto “life is too short” means the couple try not to take themselves too seriously, laugh hard and take risks. Rosie and Hayley love to entertain friends and family with their casual Italian cooking style. With Rosie’s perfectionism and Hayley’s can-do attitude, this team is ready to be a contender.
Matt and KTCIV
Victorian best friends Matt, 36, and KT, 33, met at a friend’s 18th birthday party and say they are more like siblings. Matt grew up a proud Yamaji man from the Gascoyne region of Western Australia with a nose to tail food philosophy. Matt and KT are passionate about using native Australian ingredients and transporting their guests to the Australian Outback during their MKR instant restore. They dream of opening their own indigenous cooking shop, offering hard-to-find indigenous ingredients and products.
Leanne and MilenaCIV
Italian sisters Leanne, 50, and Milena, 52, are best friends. The fiery couple learned to cook from their mother, who was constantly in the kitchen for her eight children. The team describes their style of cooking as “easy” Italian, saying it only takes a few ingredients to make a tasty plate. The sisters, who make their own salami, pancetta, olives and pasta, decided to compete on MKR to put their mom’s food on the map.
Nicky and JoseHER
Fitness fanatics Nicky, 46, and Jose, 51, live life to the fullest. They met on a dance floor six years ago and have been together ever since. Jose is Spanish and grew up around Spanish cuisine, which has been a constant theme in his life, with his parents owning a restaurant and both of his grandparents training and working as chefs.
Sophia and KatherineNSW
Business partners and great friends Sophie, 53, and Katherine, 55, met 18 years ago on a camping trip and love to cook and laugh together over a wine or two. The moms own The Dinner Ladies, a catering service that offers ready-to-eat meals. Both are confident home cooks who prioritize nutritious foods and emphasize fresh ingredients. They want their instant restaurant to be a warm and inviting space where everyone feels at home.
My Kitchen Rules airs at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday August 7 on Channel Seven and 7plus.