MasterChef’s biggest question is finally answered: What really happens to the leftover food when the cameras stop rolling?
There certainly isn’t any shortage of ingredients for the contestants to cook with on MasterChef Australia.
And on Sunday, judge Jock Zonfrillo revealed what happens to all the leftover food once the cameras stop rolling.
The 44-year-old told the Herald Sun, the show’s unfinished dishes are donated to charity while food waste is turned into compostable material.
Waste not! MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo, 44, (pictured) has revealed what happens to the leftover food when the cameras stop rolling
‘We do what’s called the crew pantry where the crew nominate a charity to give to and put a donation into the jar then they take whatever they want from the crew pantry,’ he said.
Jock said the remaining food is then donated to SecondBite, an organisation that redistributes food to charities.
‘Then there’s the waste. We’ve got a very fine composting machine which turns food waste into compostable material that goes into the MasterChef garden,’ he said.
Dinner’s sorted! The Scottish chef revealed the show’s unfinished dishes are donated to charity while food waste is turned into compostable material
Jock serves as a judge on the cooking show alongside Andy Allen and Melissa Leong.
The trio replaced original hosts Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris, who left in 2019 over a pay dispute.
Last week, Manu Feildel revealed he was also being considered for a judging role on MasterChef but missed out after being told his French accent was too hard to understand.
Role: Jock serves as a judge on the cooking show alongside Andy Allen and Melissa Leong
Describing the experience as both ‘the most exciting part of my life and the most disappointing’, Manu said he received the upsetting news the day after his audition.
‘I got the call the next day and they said to me, ‘Manu, we really… Frankly, you’ve got to understand that you were that close,” he recounted.
”We really love you. We really think that you’ve got a great character. But there’s one little issue that we can’t go past – your French accent…”
He added: ‘So, that was… Yeah. That was the reason.’
Manu said he almost missed out on his role as a judge on My Kitchen Rules for the same reason, but was saved after Pete Evans signed on.
Candid confessions: Last week, Manu Feildel (pictured) revealed he was also being considered for a judging role on MasterChef but missed out after being told his French accent was too hard to understand