IT was more than the honour of being named Australia’s best amateur chef, again, that saw Kate Bracks agree to take part in this year’s MasterChef All Stars television series.
Mrs Bracks is one of three chefs, including Chris Badenoch and Callum Hann, who will compete to be named the ultimate MasterChef All Star tomorrow night and take home $25,000 to be donated to their favourite charity.
“For me it was the chance to win money for my charity Tear Australia that helped me decide to compete in All Stars,” Mrs Bracks said.
“Initially we weren’t sure how much money was going to be given away.”
However, when she heard the top prizemoney was $25,000 she was thrilled not only to be given a change to win the money but also to promote Tear Australia’s work.
“Tear Australia is an organisation that helps the poorest of the poor,” Mrs Bracks said.
“They’re a Christian organisation that works all over the world causing lasting change.”
Mrs Bracks said shooting the series proved a lot of fun for all of the contestants and she hoped that translated to the small screen.
“The mood and the tone was great, we were all there for charity so there was no pressure ... it was a privilege to be part of it.”
The MasterChef All Stars final airs at 6.30pm tomorrow.