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Entertainment Canberra's MasterChef contestant Chloe Carroll dishes on the show

17:06  25 may  2018
17:06  25 may  2018 Source:   canberratimes.com.au

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Patrons of Brew Bar in Tuggeranong may feel MasterChef Australia contestant Chloe Carroll looks very familiar.

She worked at the coffee shop on Anketell Street for five years. Fired up by a love of food from a young age, she also worked at PJ O'Reilly's, the Mawson Club and Turkish Pide House in Woden while also studying to become a nutritionist at the University of Canberra.

Born and bred in Canberra, Chloe remains in the top 19 contestants in MasterChef. Now living in Brisbane with her husband and two children, she loves coming back home to Canberra.

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"Going back is always exciting because I think Canberra has come a long way. Especially places like Braddon and all the restaurants that are starting to pop up,'' she said.

"Canberra is becoming very much a foodie capital and it's exciting to see that.

"People are always bagging out Canberrans and saying there's nothing there but I think we have wonderful, wonderful produce around us. Look at places like Clonakilla [winery]. Eightysix is a really good restaurant. Loved Pulp Kitchen, beautiful.''

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With a croaky voice, the 28-year-old was still euphoric about her time on the show.

"It's been amazing,'' she said.

"I've definitely got so much out of it, more than I anticipated. It's been wonderful.

"It's one of those experiences only a few people know. I went on the show to learn more about food and see what I could get out of it and to push myself to the limits.''

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"Going into the competition, I didn't know why they picked me,'' she said.

"I'm very homely, I love comfort food. I watched every other season and thought they were amazing, the things that they do.

"Being on [the show], you push yourself and you read so much and your mindset changes about food.''

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"Nigella is wonderful,'' she said.

"She is so sweet. She is so full of advice. She's so down-to-earth. ''

Chloe and her husband have two children: Sienna, nine, and Laurence, five.

She said her fellow MasterChef contestants were "like family''; saying it was in stark contrast to the combative My Kitchen Rules.

"What you see is what you get, everyone is really supportive,'' she said.

"It's not really like a competition when you compare it to MKR. It's a really good environment.''

Chloe said after MasterChef she wanted to open a cooking school.

"Get families back in the kitchen, reconnect people with food,'' she said.

"Just back to basic cooking skills. I think that's really important and really life-saving. People go and buy a lot of convenience food and that's not necessarily their fault, they're time-poor.

"It's about education.''

And Chloe puts her philosophies into action with her own family.

"I want my kids to just love all types of food, so I'm always changing things up,'' she said.

"They love things like just simple stir-fries with oyster sauce and Thai basil and chicken and lots of veggies.

"One thing I am very particular about is lots of vegetables. I think 4 per cent of our population gets the recommended vegetables in their diet. We need to get everyone eating them.''

Chloe said all the judges on MasterChef were motivating her to reach her goals.

"Going into it, Gary was my favourite, his little grins. When he loves something, he loves it,'' she said.

"And the way George thinks about food is just amazing. And Matt is like your grandfather. He's just lovely and funny.''

Loki makes MasterChef Australia history by going home while still in possession of an immunity pin .
MasterChef history was made in tonight’s elimination episode. We knew the contestants were in for a tough cook the second Matt Abe walked through those big black doors.

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