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Our Stripped Back Chef finalists

For over 18s who love to cook simple healthier food recipes for pre-packaged foods or foods that can be easily prepared to be sold in school and sports canteens.

Congratulations  to Mary, our Stripped Back Chef winner who cooked her Mediterranean-inspired Mince Burger Wrap.

Our four finalists battled it out live at the final Stripped Back Chef Cook Off event on Saturday 30 November 2019 at the Capital Region Farmers Market at EPIC.


Andreas, stripped back chef finalist

Andreas – Healthy poke bowl

Loves gardening and cooking with fresh produce for his family because it brings them together! He wants to show us how fun cooking healthier food can be.

Melissa, stripped back chef finalist

Melissa – Cheeky banana bread

Uni student who loves food blogging and travelling for inspiration! Melissa is also lactose intolerant and a vegetarian. She loves making food simple and tasty as Melissa believes that once you eat well, you’re inspired to live well.

Franzi, stripped back chef finalist

Franzi – Vegetable fritters

Loves healthy cooking! In Germany where she grew up food is life. Franzi wants to show Canberrans how easy it is to make healthier food delicious.

Mary, stripped back chef finalist

WINNER – Mary – Mince burger wrap

Passionate about inventing and adapting recipes to make them more nutritious, healthier and jam packed with flavour while still budget friendly.

Page last updated on: 11 Dec 2019