MasterChef star John Carasig says the cooking competition has given him the inspiration to restart his chocolate business
He may have been ordered out of the kitchen on Sunday night after failing to impress the judges during an egg challenge.
But MasterChef favorite John Carasig, 43, has revealed he intends to keep his foodie dreams alive.
The season seven star told Yahoo Lifestyle his return to the cooking competition had inspired him to restart his chocolate business that was put on hold during the Covid pandemic.
Out of the kitchen: MasterChef favorite John Carasig (pictured) was sent home on Sunday night in an elimination round after failing to impress the judges with his egg tart dish.
‘I had to stop because it was so hard to get the ingredients over from the Philippines, where I was getting the cacao beans from,’ he said.
John felt confident he could get through to the next round on Sunday when the favorites were challenged to make an egg dish.
The chef, who rose to fame on the Channel 10 show in 2015, whipped up a lemon tart.
Judge Jock Zonfrillo thought the concoction was over-cooked and, with no egg white meringue topping, incomplete.
Sorry to go: Julie Goodwin comforted John as he was sent home on MasterChef on Sunday
Fond farewell: Julie and John hugged before he left the competition
That mistake sent John home, he later admitted.
‘I was completely shocked because I thought I did well with my dish,’ he said afterwards.
‘Especially with the time that I actually did it in, because realistically you can not make a tart in 60 minutes.’
Starting up: John told Yahoo Lifestyle his return to the cooking competition had inspired him to restart his chocolate business that was put on hold during the Covid pandemic
John was working as a flight attendant when he first appeared on MasterChef, and later established a kitchen business in Melbourne, where he is based.
The Filipino-Australian made it halfway through season seven before he was eliminated.
The season was eventually won by Billie McKay, who walked away with the $ 250,000 cash prize.
Expert opinions: MasterChef Australia judges Andy Allen (left), Melissa Leong (center) and Jock Zonfrillo (right) are seen here