MasterChef model buckles under pressure

2012-05-16 07:26
Cape Town - Bye, Guy.

Guy Clark, a 30-year-old former model from Cape Town, handed in his MasterChef SA apron on Tuesday after presenting an incomplete dish in a daunting pressure test.

Guy's departure also revealed the Top 10 contestants left competing for the title of SA's first MasterChef.

Tuesday's episode started with an invention test which required contestants to pick a country as well as a cooking method and prepare a dish accordingly.

Around the world

Guy drew Great Britain and poaching and proceeded to attempt a gourmet version of the classic pub food. While his yellowtail poached in beer impressed Chef Pete, his mash was lumpy and mushy peas unimpressive.

27-year-old Khaya, who picked France as a country and steaming as a method, won the challenge with her chicken ballotine and turned carrots.

Samantha Nolan picked South Africa and frying and decided on vetkoek and mince. While her vetkoek were prepared to perfection, Chef Bennie said her mince was too heavily seasoned.

Sarel's simple chocolate custard (Brazil) and Jade's chewy burger buns (USA) landed them in the bottom four along with Guy and Samantha.

Rising under pressure

The bottom four were tasked with recreating Chef Andrew's twice baked three-cheese soufflé with a Waldorf salad, onion braise and Gruyere tuile.

Sarel's dish fared best, even without his cheese sauce. Jade put her soufflés in the oven too late, leaving them undercooked, while Pete called Samantha's offering "cakey".

Guy had the most trouble, and according to the judges, he didn't read the recipes properly. Undercooked soufflé and bacon and an incomplete salad sent him packing.

MasterChef SA airs on M-Net and M-Net HD on Tuesdays at 19:30.


  • Andrew - 2012-05-16 08:19

    your chefs ? last week the 2 people got the pastry wrong only, this week he formed a dish were the young lady left her food in the ramacon, and she gets to stay.

      sabongam - 2012-05-16 14:31

      Guy was the wrong person to be sent packing....Seriously raises question marks around the chef's decisions.Jade's souffle which was the main component of the dish was still in the ramekin let alone being raw. Confused...

  • gift.rode - 2012-05-16 08:25

    I get hungry everytime I watch master chef and the timeslot makes my dinner look tasteless

  • natalie.lazarus2 - 2012-05-16 08:33

    This is pathetic..wrong choice two weeks in a row now...Jade has got to go..

  • Carla - 2012-05-16 09:27

    Definite favouritism influencing the judges choices.

  • morne.deklerk - 2012-05-16 09:35

    Also cant believe Jade is still there, she should go..if not for her food, but maybe for her accent!!

  • margot.van.ryneveld - 2012-05-16 09:51

    There is clear and definite bias amongst the judges - How is it possible that the person that failed to even turn out a cooked souffle managed to stay? If needs be, two contestants should have been sent packing but to send one home for failing to cook the bacon but keeping the quirky girl that failed to cook the main component of the dish seems to reflect a severely slanted approach to judging the meals. Shame on you Judges - do the job fairly!

  • joy.termorshuizen - 2012-05-16 10:00

    I am really notvery impressed with Masterchef SA. The cooks are not much good and the masterclass classes are pathetic! Masterchef Australia was much better. Why does this always happen when we copy overseas programs?

  • claire.ranwell - 2012-05-16 10:18

    The judges are definitely biased towards Jade.......

  • denise.liston - 2012-05-16 10:48

    What a the judges fancy "JADE" firstly she confuses me with her accent, not really sure what accent it is and to crown it all she can't cook!! How did the judges save her when her dish(The FOCAL point) wasn't even cooked never mind taken out of the ramikin. This is the second time that in my opinion they have made a bad judgement call wonder whats gonna happen next. In closing watch out for Khaya, that young lady is a star!

  • taryn.tavares - 2012-05-17 11:23

    So unfair this whole program is becoming a load of rubbish with the judges decisions being unfair at best. Jades souffle was freaking raw it was not even edible or presented. At least guys was cooked. Really Masterchef judges wake up.

  • Natasha - 2012-05-17 12:36

    Sorry to say you judges made a big mistake sending Guy home. Sorry to say Jade should have left her souffle was still raw. And the week before she messed up on her dish two what is she still doing there. I really feel that the judges have had there favouritism from day one.

  • Natasha - 2012-05-17 12:37

    Guys do really think the judges even take time to read these comments.......

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